12-Month Folio Album Tutorial


Hello G45ers!

Spring has sprung on the Graphic 45 blog today! We are delighted to share Jenn DuBells Flower Market 12-Month Folio Album. This beautiful floral album is filled with tags, tuck spots, and journaling cards. Enjoy Jenn’s video tour and tutorial and learn how to create your own scrapbook album from scratch.


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2023 -2024


12-Month Mini Album Tutorial

By Jenn DuBell


“Hello Everyone!

Today I am excited to share with you my latest Brand Ambassador project featuring the beautiful Flower Market collection! For this #G45Feature, I have made a 5 ½” X 7 ½” X 3” album that houses 12 folios. One 4-page folio for each of the twelve months! I have included a tutorial on how to create the folios as well as a walkthrough of my finished album. The cover of this album was created using the “lay flat” method by Tamra Merrill. Here you will find the tutorial for that method.

Tamra’s Lay Flat Method For Album Cover Tutorial


Each 4-page folio has a small flip-out, a side pocket with inserts, and a photo matte page on the back as shown below.


-Video Tutorial-




Cut Guide Summary

To create 12 folio bases

Kraft cardstock

12 – 7”X12” 

Score each at 5 & 10 lengthwise. Fold in at the 10” scoreline to create an inside pocket.

6- 4 ⅞”X8 

Score each at ½” on both sides lengthwise.


6- 1”X7” 

Score down the middle at ½” and miter corners. These are hinges that will attach each set of two folios together.


6 – 1”X7”

Score all at ⅜” Miter corners of the long side only. These are “L” hinges for the album spine that you will attach your folios to in the album.


6 – 3 ¾”X4 ¼”

Score at ½” on 4 ¼” side


6 – 4 ¾”X3 ¼”

Score at ½” on 4 ¾” side

These will be the hinged flip-outs for each folio


110lb. Ivory Cardstock

12 – 2 ⅜”X4 ½”

These are for matting the tags that are cut from the paper


Regular Ivory Cardstock

12 – 4 ¾”X6 ¾”

Folio cover mattes

12 – 4”X4 ½”

Folio cover flower focal mattes


Coordinating Colored Cardstocks (various)

12 – 5 ¼”X7” – Scored at 3 ½” on 7” side

Calendar inserts





This project is large and utilizes all of the available pieces in this collection along with some cardstocks from my stash as well.

Each of the six hinges on the spine holds two connected folios with a pocket in between.

As seen in the walkthrough of my finished album, it is very chunky when complete.
























The inside front cover has a pocket that contains a bi-fold card insert and the back inside cover has a pocket that contains a photo matte. Both of these inserts use color-coordinated cardstock and the G45 Flower market Journaling cards.



For the cover, I used a full chipboard background piece that resembles a gate. This was combined with pieces from the ephemera assortment, a fussy cut quote, and a journaling card lifted with a piece of wrapped chipboard for dimension. A large resin rose in pink was added accented with white pearl wax.



The spine was done using the chipboard collection. A hanging charm was created and added.



Graphic 45 Supplies:

G45 Flower Market 12X12 Collection Pack

G45 Flower Market 8X8 Collection Pack

G45 Flower Market 12X12 Patterns & Solids Pack

G45 Flower Market 4X6 Stamp Set

G45 Flower Market Ephemera Assortment

G45 Flower Market Journaling Cards

G45 Flower Market Chipboard

G45 Lovely Lilac Inkpad

G45 Marine Blue Inkpad

G45 Peachy Pink Inkpad


G45 Flower Market Package Option


  • 8×8 Pad

  • 12×12 Collection Pack

  • 12×12 Patterns & Solids Pad

  • Chipboard

  • Ephemera Assortment

  • Flower Assortment

  • Journaling Cards

  • Stamp set


Additional Supplies

110lb. Ivory Cardstock

Regular Ivory Cardstock

Color Coordinated Cardstock for Inserts

Kraft Cardstock

Chipboard for cover and spine




Scoreboard and tool



Charms and chain


I hope you have enjoyed my project today!

Happy Papercrafting!






Happy Papercrafting!


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One Response

  1. I took the time to watch the entire video tutorial…lots of wonderful construction tips in the narrative. I really appreciate all the still photos on this Blog…I can see all the lovely details. This is such a lovely paper collection, but I would have like to have a 2nd designer sheet for every month. Lovely project!

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