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Fold-out Mini Album Tutorial - #G45LightSide

Posted by Graphic 45 05/17/2019 22 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,


Hello, G45ers!

 Let's kick off this weekend with an incredible Tag Fold-out Mini Album Tutorial!  Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Joanne Bain walks us through the step by step process of creating a super cute interactive scrapbook.  This tiny album has been created for our #G45LightSide - May Challenge using our Fairie Dust paper collection and a few choice G45 Staples.  Following this tutorial we have our Blog Contest Winner to announce!  So pull out some tags and create along with us!  



Fold-out Mini Album Tutorial 

By Joanne Bain


“Hello, G45er’s!!

Joanne here with you today to share a sweet little mini album I created using the G45 Regular Tag Album. The last couple of projects I have created I have been playing around with different ways of using the G45 Staple Tags in different and interesting ways and for this album, I have created the base entirely from them. I have created a tutorial to create the base of this album ready for you to add your own collection of choice.



‘Fairy Dust Mini Album’


Doesn’t really look like your standard tag album does it?


The choice to use the gorgeous Fairie Dust collection to embellish my album, I just love the pastel colours and the gorgeous fairies. The front cover features lots of fussy cut detail and dimension.


For an added feature on the spine of the album, I have added 2 knobs from the G45 Metal Door Plates set. To hold the album closed I have used a binder ring from the ATC tag set and the added some chain and some small tags from the Fairie Dust Sticker Sheet.



The cover for the album has been created using 2 tags and repurposing the tops to create flaps to hold the album closed.



Once opened up it features a fold-out mini album with a few embellished pages as well as a pocket to slide in additional photos. I have added a few pieces for journaling and also some embellished ATC tags.



I have used once again the tops of tags to enable the album to be folded and closed using a ribbon. This works well to keep the album secured inside.


Once opened there is another fussy cut and dimensional front page to the inside album. The album then folds out to create a beautiful display of colour and images. There is plenty of spaces to add your favourite photos.



So so pretty, I just love this collection.


So now you have seen how I embellished my mini album why not try to create your own.


Step by Step Tutorial:


Check out How to Create a Fold Out Mini Album by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.

How to Create a Fold-Out Mini Album by Joanne Bain




Graphic 45 Supply List:

Regular Tags—Kraft

Artist Trading Tags–Kraft

Antique Brass Metal Door Plates & Knobs

Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brads



Happy Crafting”




Club G45 Vol 3 March 2019 A Proper Gentleman DCE Boardbook, Frame, and Easel

Graphic 45 Blog Contest


This week’s prize package is a Club G45 Vol 03 Kit, a $50+ value.  


The winner is… Carla Hundley!


This is what Carla had to say on the Stereoscope blog:
“This creation is amazing! Carla from Utah”



[Tutorial] DIY Board Book: Club G45 Vol 03 - 2019 - Featuring A Proper Gentleman



Let's give Joanne a round of applause for this amazing tutorial and beautiful mini.  We hope you have been inspired to join our May Challenge.  Just hop over to our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page for more inspiration.  Thank you for joining us, have a wonderful weekend, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

22 Comment(s)

Regina Harrison:
05/17/2019, 12:20:29 PM

This is so beautiful, I love it.

05/17/2019, 01:09:28 PM

A delightful album - and so fun!

05/17/2019, 01:45:24 PM

Gorgeous mini tag album Joanne! Love the Fairy Dust collection and it's purple hues! Thanks for the tutorial!

Barbara G.:
05/17/2019, 02:02:24 PM

Joanne, this album is so clever & beautiful!! I have to try this one.

Bev Drake:
05/17/2019, 02:12:32 PM

Beautiful album Joanne. Loved the inspiring tutorial.

Ellen Haydon:
05/17/2019, 02:13:21 PM

Carla, I am so glad that you won the prize. I love this Collection. I find that I use so many of the papers and of course the great cars. Have fun.

Ellen Haydon:
05/17/2019, 02:16:56 PM

I love the Fairy Dust darling project Carla. I love the colors and it will be a fantastic use of little photo's. Your tutorial was great and very easy to do. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Martie Rollin:
05/17/2019, 02:34:28 PM

This really is a rather unique way to use have a very creative brain! Love the fussy cut mushrooms...nice images. Well done!

Sharon Gullikson:
05/17/2019, 02:38:37 PM

WOW, this is just incredible. The fairies and flowers are so so pretty, and you put it all together in an amazing way. I am going to have to look at it in depth again. It is just beautiful. You must be in love with it.

Becca Yahrling:
05/17/2019, 02:45:09 PM

This is such a colorful collection. And a beautiful project. Love it! Congrats to Carla.

Carla Hundley:
05/17/2019, 03:44:09 PM

Wow, exciting to be the winner! Thank you very much. Love this fun creation today. Carla from Utah

Lynn Harrell:
05/17/2019, 04:19:33 PM

Terrific project. Great way to use up some of our scraps.

Nancy Mac:
05/17/2019, 04:55:08 PM

Beautiful album and creative use of supplies, Joanne! I think I'll give this one a try.

Glenda Buster:
05/17/2019, 05:14:18 PM

Awesome Mini Album. Thank you to Joanne for the Snapguide tutorial! Congratulations to Carla.

Sonja Van Laar:
05/18/2019, 11:26:44 AM

Very clever and creative way to use tags. Thank you for sharing your lovely work.

Rebecca Rosas:
05/18/2019, 06:47:34 PM

This is such a cool way to use the tags!

She Fowl:
05/18/2019, 10:32:19 PM

Beautiful album...Thanks for the inspiration.

Brian Poteraj:
05/19/2019, 12:33:25 PM

I have already seen this, but had to come back because it is so cool. It really is a work of art.

Svetlana Lipnitskaya:
05/21/2019, 11:43:17 AM,

Thank You for tutorial!!! Beautiful album!!!

Maureen Williams:
05/21/2019, 10:10:17 PM

I am new to G45 and I am loving it,the tutorial is so good and the end results are WOW

Debbie Siddle:
05/22/2019, 01:39:09 AM

Sure that anyone would love this pretty album as a gift. x

Crafty. Crafteria:
05/22/2019, 09:53:44 PM

Loved it completely

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