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Mini Album Base Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 02/28/2020 6 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,


Hello, G45ers!

  Happy Fri-yay!  To kick off the weekend we have a wonderful step by step tutorial that will teach you how to create your own Mini Albums from scratch.  Along with the how-to Joanne Bain, also shares photos of how she decorated the album with Graphic 45's Le Romantique - Deluxe Collector’s Edition to create this romantic little book.  This album would be a great gift or just a fun way to capture an event.  So grab your papers and scissors and let's create together, and when you are done be sure to share your projects with us on Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.



My Darling Mini Album 

By Joanne Bain


“Hello G45er’s


Joanne here with you today to share a sweet little mini album with a tutorial created using G45 Kraft chipboard and the gorgeous Le Romantique collection.


‘My Darling’ Mini Album


I have fussy cut a few images from the papers to create my front cover and give it lots of details and dimension.



The inside of the album has three flip fold out sections and allows space for many photos and also pages just for journaling.



To hold the album closed I have used 2 small kraft ATC tags. These have been cut down and folded around so that they meet in the middle. I have attached one to the front and back and have used the ring to hold the album closed.



The album base was created from my own design using Graphic 45 Kraft chipboard sheets. The chipboard it the perfect thickness the create the base of the album and have nice strong folded score lines.






As you can see the album has a lot of room for photos and journaling.




To dress the album up a little more I added some of the G45 Metal corners.


So now I will share my tutorial. This will show you how to create the mini album base ready for you to create your own album using the collection of your choice.


‘Mini Album Base Tutorial’


Step 1. Cut a 12cm x 30cm strip as shown.



Step 2. Measure, cut, score and fold pieces as shown below.





This will become the cover for the album.


Step 3. Measure, cut, score and fold pieces as shown below. You will need 4.




Step 4. Cut, score and fold another piece as shown below.




Step 5. You should now have all pieces as shown below.



Step 6. Now assemble as shown in the images below.







Step 7. The album should now be assembled.





Graphic 45 Supply List:

Kraft 12x12 Chipboard Sheets (10 pack)

Le Romantique Deluxe Collector's Edition

Ornate Metal Corners


#4501807 12x12 Chipboard Kraft

#4501952 Le' Romantique Deluxe Collector's Edition

#4501810 Ornate Metal Corners


Happy Papercrafting”




Happy Papercrafting!  




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6 Comment(s)

Michele Check:
02/28/2020, 01:30:34 PM

I don’t understand why tutorials are given in centimeters when most Americans work with inches. Nothing done in centimeters means anything to me so therefore unfortunately, I cannot possibly follow the tutorials for the different projects. I buy a lot of G45. And belong to one of the clubs most recently and would love to be able to use the lovely papers and flowers bur can’t because of centimeters not inches used for measurements. Inches please,please please.

Tana Jenecke:
03/24/2020, 05:01:08 PM

I agree with Michele. How about have instructions that include both - that would take care of 100% of us

Charee Filimoehala:
03/02/2020, 01:41:03 PM

Hello Michele, Thank you for following our blog and being a member of one of our monthly kit clubs! We love that we get to share ideas and create together, and we appreciate your feedback. One of the amazing things about the G45 Community is that it is worldwide, with about 50% of our products and followers being spread throughout the world from Brazil, Russia, to New Zealand. We try to select a diverse group of Brand Ambassadors representing crafters from all over the globe, and we let them use their own measurement systems since we are pretty split with our G45ers, that way we have something for everyone. However, there are lots of websites and apps that convert cm to in and vice versa. Hope this information has been helpful. Have a great week and Happy Papercrafting!

Marian Bv:
02/28/2020, 02:35:13 PM

Me parece muy original y súper lindo gracias por compartir

02/28/2020, 02:48:16 PM

Love!!!! Thanks for show us this beautiful album, great idea!! Annie

Nancy Wethington:
02/29/2020, 05:08:01 AM,

Joanne, this is such a great idea. I love how you decorated the album as well. Going to try this one!

03/01/2020, 06:13:14 AM

Pleas the newspaper

Tami Caffall:
03/03/2020, 11:25:25 PM

I agree with Charee. I used one of the websites that converts cm to inches, however...I could not begin to figure out how to measure 3.729 inches from 12 cm. If you could add the inch measurements as well it would allow all of us paper crafters to be able to do the projects.

03/06/2020, 09:27:28 AM

Most rulers have this amazing side that measures in centimeters.

Karen Schell:
03/18/2020, 01:29:01 PM

Not all rulers are created equal - I have a Westcott centering ruler and it does not have centimeters. Neither does the Tim Holtz Idea-ology centering ruler.

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