Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Mini Album/Book Card Tutorial

Good Morning.  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 here or on my personal blog and I will 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.  

Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will try one of these cute little mini albums to send as a card or use for your scrap booking.  Remember, there are just a few more days to enter our challenge for this month "BIRTHDAYS" as we will have a new challenge up on September 1.



  1. Great layout and I must try the folding book.

  2. This a very cool idea Heather! Cheers, Lora

  3. Nicely done, thanks for sharing this with us..I must try this! Awesome!

  4. great lob!! I should try it but never have enough it!!