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One Sheet Wonder - Mini Album Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 09/03/2018 31 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,#SimplyG45,

Hello G45ers!

Welcome to a #Simplyg45 - One Sheet Wonder Mini Album Tutorial by Sandi Nagel.  To recreate this look just grab a sheet of pattern paper, cardstock, and a G45 Tag and follow along with the easy-peasy video tutorial.  Sandi has created this beauty with our Imagine paper collection.  

Graphic 45 Mini Album Tutorial | One Sheet Wonder

By Sandi Nagel


“This is an easy Mini Album Tutorial.  Beginners and experts are welcome. You can make these cute mini albums for gift giving, wedding favors and quinceaneras.  The possibilities are endless!



You’ll find that the Graphic 45 Tags are made out of good quality card stock.  This makes projects such as these possible.


For this one sheet mini album project I’m using one 12x12 sheet from the Imagine collection.


With just one piece of 12x12 paper you’ll be making the front and back covers as well as the photo mats and tuck sleeves for the pages within.



Although this mini album doesn’t leave much room for embellishing, you can always use the stickers from the Imagine collection sticker sheet.



Tip: As you see here, the pages of this mini album are put together in a Z-Fold (or zig zag) fashion. In order to get your pages just right, use your scoring board. By squaring your pages on the scoring board, you’ll get a perfect alignment each and every time.


The Tutorial:

I put together this easy to follow tutorial, where I show you step-by-step how to make this cute mini album, using just one sheet of Graphic 45 paper.



Graphic 45 Mini Album Tutorial | One Sheet Project




Graphic 45 Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scor-Tape
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scoring Board
  • Art Glitter Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Black Card Stock
  • Flat Back Pearls
  • Stick Pin with Beads
  • Wink of Stella (lightly brushed on rose edges)


Tag – Score at 3 ¼, 3 ½, 7, 7 ¼

Pages – Cut three pieces at 3 ¾ x 6 ¾ and score then fold at 3 3/8

Picture Mats – 3 1/8 x 3 ½


Thank you and Happy Crafting!” ~Sandi


Wow!  It is incredible what can be created with a little imagination and a sheet of pattern paper.  Be sure to pull out your paper stash and try this tutorial out today.  Big thanks to Sandi for sharing this genius mini album and to you for joining us here. 

Happy Papercrafting!

31 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
09/04/2018, 09:46:03 AM

This is simply gorgeous and could be adapted to so many purposes! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sandi Nagel:
09/04/2018, 11:09:52 AM

Thank you for stopping by!

Regina Harrison:
09/04/2018, 09:53:37 AM

This is a really cute idea. I am going to make these for my daughters 15th birthday party. The girls will love them:)

Sandi Nagel:
09/04/2018, 11:10:53 AM

Yes! They'll love em! And these are so easy to make! Happy crafting :)

09/04/2018, 10:14:30 AM

I just love the one-page wonders! This one is so cute - can't wait to try it out! Thank you!

Sandi Nagel:
09/04/2018, 11:11:25 AM

Thank you Margaret! :)

09/04/2018, 02:51:49 PM

Fabulous and cute project! Would love to make this-thanks for sharing.

Bev Drake:
09/04/2018, 02:54:21 PM

This is so fantastic. Instead of making a card I will be using this idea for some occasions. Thank you so much for a fantastic idea. Bev Drake.

Patty Bigler:
09/04/2018, 04:04:06 PM

Love the Imagine collection.

Masayo Debra Cole:
09/04/2018, 06:23:56 PM

Absolutely amazing. Beautiful project.

Glenda Buster:
09/04/2018, 11:17:50 PM


Kirsty Vittetoe:

Fabulous project! What a fun collection and so versatile!

Kate LeBlanc:
09/05/2018, 01:10:24 AM

So beautiful! What a great idea and so versatile. Any G45 collection would look fantatic!

Debbie Siddle:
09/05/2018, 02:20:32 AM

Great idea and pretty album xx

Martie Rollin:
09/05/2018, 12:42:47 PM

It takes a creative mind to engineer something like this...thanks for doing the work for me!

Sue D:
09/05/2018, 01:02:00 PM

Wonderful--thanks for sharing how this is made.

Ellen Haydon:
09/05/2018, 01:02:21 PM

I love one sheet projects. I have got to try it. Thank you for the tips Sandi. Ellen from Phoenix

09/05/2018, 01:19:45 PM

I am looking forward to making this soon!

09/05/2018, 02:27:26 PM

A great tutorial. Thank you.

Jane Smith:
09/05/2018, 02:37:46 PM

Great idea for the kids Christmas cards!’

09/05/2018, 02:38:31 PM

The tip to use a scoring board to line up pages is brilliant! Can’t imagine why I had never thought of this.... lol!

09/05/2018, 03:34:57 PM

Love this album - black is such a great accent color for the beautiful paper!

09/05/2018, 03:54:35 PM,

Thank you, Sandi. Great way to use up left over pieces and bag them up for the grand children to assemble. That was a fun turorial!

09/05/2018, 05:31:57 PM

Great ideas and a quick project. Love it!

Beth M Beery:
09/05/2018, 06:04:03 PM

Love seeing projects with this collection, very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Tanis Buckton:
09/05/2018, 07:23:37 PM,

I love this one page project - so many Graphic 45 patterns to try it with!!!!

09/05/2018, 08:06:02 PM,

What a WONDERFUL project. Can't wait to do this one. Thank you for the clear directions and the wonderful tutorial.

09/05/2018, 11:26:42 PM

I’m a visual learner and greatly appreciate the video tutorials. Thanks.

Becky Jo Cannon:
09/06/2018, 01:48:03 AM

What a fun idea? I would like to do this to send as a combination card with a few photos. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa Trump:
09/06/2018, 08:34:16 AM

Love this mini album; would make great gift and stocking stuffer. Could also be birthday gift card with pictures already placed in it, as well as a gift card to the recipients favorite store or coffee shop.

Elaine Barr:
09/10/2018, 04:39:58 PM

Great little project, thank you so much for sharing! I am going to use Sun Kissed for mini holiday photo albums.

Sandy Thompson:
09/11/2018, 06:21:36 AM

So glad I found this idea,I'm going to try it today. Thank you.

10/01/2018, 01:44:21 AM

This is a very well done tutorial. The mini album is so cute. I am always looking for albums to put Bible verses in for gifts for my Bible Study group. Thank you.

07/14/2020, 02:31:08 PM, Pinterest

Seat Sandi, your Tutorial is easy and lovly. Thanks for giving to us. Today i work with your Tutorial my album. Have a nice time and i wish you health for all Time. Kind regatds

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