JUNE 05, 2013
Life Documented - Behind the Scenes Part 1
Howdy friends - Layle here with you again today!
Before I jump in, I have to ask - are you a winner?! There's still time to participate in our album giveaway, but you can't win if you don't enter :) If you haven't entered, head over to this post and leave a comment telling us what you like the most about our new albums to be entered to win!
All righty! With that out of the way, we thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes photos with you today about how our new albums are produced.
The first step of the process is to cut the front and back covers and the spine. The leather is then adhered to the covers. After this step, the inside lining is cut, glued and attached.
Incidentally, if you didn't know, rather than lined with paper or some other non-sturdy material, the inside of our albums are lined with the same faux leather material as the outsides, as you can see here in one of the photos from Melissa's post earlier this week.
Once the album is covered inside and out, the next step is attaching the fun metal label on the spine. By the way, we've heard from quite a few of you that this fun little label is one of your favorite things about our new albums!
Long metal strips are run through a machine where they're embossed and then die cut
Once the metal label is attached, it's time for stitching. One of my favorite things about our albums is the contrasting white stitching -
After stitching, the album is run through a machine that debosses the Simple Stories logo to the back cover
The metal corners are attached and finally, the 2 D ring insert is attached to the spine for the 6x8 albums or the 3 D ring insert for the 12x12 albums -
So, there you have it - a behind the scenes review of how our albums are produced. Later this month I'll be back with a behind the scenes review of how our Pocket Pages are produced - stay tuned!