Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Mini Album/Book Card Tutorial

Good Morning.  Welcome to Wednesday and my turn to post at One Crazy Stamper.   As I told you last week, I have a tutorial for you today on how to make a mini album/book card.  This versatile little card/album has many uses ~ a card with wishes on each page, a mini album with pictures on each page and tag, a journalling book on a layout ~ and I will show you how I used mine at the end of the post.  There will be lots and lots of pictures and instruction and if you still have questions. just leave me a comment and I will try to answer.

The first thing you need to make this album is a single piece of 12" x 12" card stock.  This will be your base.

Step 1 ~ Using a scoreboard, score at 2", 6" and 10".

Step 2 ~ Rotate the page and then score at 3", 6" and 9".

Step 3 ~ Fold along all score lines, making the 2" folds into pockets.

Step 4 ~ Cut along middle score line, leaving 3" together.

Step 5 ~ Add score tape to the back of the page that is not cut.  Put this page together.  Next, accordion pleat the other pages to make a book.  Add score tape to the back of these pages to hold together.  Also, add score tape to the open ends of the pockets.

Step 6 ~ Cut tags for the pockets.  Embellish album and tags as desired.  Tie the album closed with a ribbon.

The white and kraft albums were just to show you the steps. Here is a picture of my finished album:

And this is how I used it:

Left side:

Right side:

I used it for a journalling box for a layout.  I have missed scrap booking as I have been making so many cards so I went back to my first love of paper crafting and made a scrap book page.  In keeping with the theme of the month "BIRTHDAYS" this layout showcases my 50th birthday.  I am still looking for a catchy title so if you can think of one, please leave it for me in the comment section. 

(all linked supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper)
Spellbinders "Foliage" Die Cuts
Flowers ~ Prima
Rhinestones ~ Kaiserkraft Silver
Ink ~ Close to My Heart Moonstruck
Ribbons ~ "Use it Up" Inventory

Remember you still have time a few more days to enter our "BIRTHDAY" challenge as there will be a new one posted on September 1.

Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial for this cute little mini album/card book and that you give one a try.  Remember to leave me a comment if you try one so I can come see yours.  Have a GREAT day!!!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}, Heather


  1. This is awesome! Thanks for the tutorial! :) Janis

  2. This is amazing! Love the pictures that are added!

  3. This is such a great tutorial. I can't wait to try it. Great job!!


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