5 Step Tag Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, G45ers!

  'Tis the season to be crafting!  Today on the G45 blog we have an easy peasy 5 Step Mini Album tutorial featuring our Joy to the World paper collection and Artist Trading Tags by Brand Ambassador, Joanne Bain.  This fabulous mini makes for a sweet and sentimental gift for the holidays, and since they are so simple to create you can make a handful for all of your friends and family.  What makes this mini extra cute is the layered fussy cuts on the cover of the album.  So grab those fine-tipped scissors and paper and let's start fussy cutting.  


Christmas Tag Mini Album

By Joanne Bain


“Hello G45er’s

Joanne here today to share a sweet gift tag mini album I created using the gorgeous new Joy To The World collection and some of the Kraft ATC Tags. This little gift tag would be perfect as a special added extra to be added to parents or grandparents gifts. It kind of a small gift that keeps on giving.


‘Merry & Bright’

Gift Tag Mini Album



The front of the tag was created by fussy cutting a few images from the 8 x 8 paper pad and layering to give lots of dimension. I added some coordinating ribbon to the side so it can be tied in a bow to keep the album closed when the top ribbon is removed.



Once the gift tag is opened it has space for at least 6 small photos or a few less if you choose to leave inside the front and back covers for journaling.



I have used the Joy To The World 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids paper pad to embellish the inside pages. These have been left quite flat so once the photos are added it doesn't make the tag to bulky.



For the back of the tag, I used one of the To & From ATC Kraft Tags because I had some in my stash, as I know these are a discontinued item you can simply use a standard ATC Kraft tag.


I have created a little step by step tutorial on how to create the gift tag base ready for you to add your own outside touches to.


Step 1. You will need 4 ATC Kraft Tags



Step 2. You will need 2 tags and cut off the top of the tags below the eyelet as shown below. The use a corner rounder to round the edges as shown.




Step 3. Now to make the folding binder pieces. You will need to make 3 measuring 5cm x 1cm. Score at 0.5cm as shown below and fold.




Step 4. Time to assemble. Follow the images below.







Your Gift Tag Mini Album is now complete and ready for you to embellish.



Step 5. Attach string to the top of Tag as shown.




Graphic 45 Supply List:

Joy to the World 8x8 Paper Pad

Joy to the World 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad

Artist Trading Tags–Kraft


Joy To The World Collection

4501908 8 x 8 Paper Pad

4501910 12 x 12 Patterns & Solids

4500847 Artist Trading Tags – Kraft

4501275 To & From ATC Kraft Tags (retired)


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I have inspired you to give it a try.

Happy Crafting!!”




Happy Papercrafting!  



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