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[Tutorial] Pocket Mini Album

Posted by Graphic 45 08/15/2018 40 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,

Hello, G45ers!

 Get ready to go on an adventure with Graphic 45!  Today, Joanne Bain shares a Pocket Mini Album complete with a step by step Snapguide tutorial.  This tiny mini album has been created with our whimsical feminine steampunk collection, Imagine and our Policy Envelopes  that are a part of our Staples collection.  So pull out your paper stash and let's have some creative fun! 


Imagination - Pocket Mini Album

By Joanne Bain

“Hello everyone!! Joanne here with you today sharing my super cute Pocket Mini Album featuring the gorgeous Imagine Collection. It is a quick to make little mini album which could be embellished even more if you wish, but I chose to restrain myself just so it can close properly and fit into the album slip on cover.


The base of the album was created using the G45 ATC Red Policy Envelopes. These were put together by slipping the close tabs into the top of the next envelope. Super easy! The cover and pages were created using the small Imagine Ephemera Cards and gluing to the fronts and backs of the envelopes. I only have a few pages in my album but you can add as many as you like.




Tip: The journaling and ephemera card sets are perfect for making quick pages for the inside of mini albums as they have a place for journaling and also a gorgeous picture on the front. No need for extra embellishing.



I have fussy cut a few little bits and pieces to place throughout the album, but I chose to keep it quiet simple. There are a few pages which have been left just for journaling and also i have added a slip in pocket to slide in a tag.




I have created a tutorial so that you can see just how it all went together. I hope you enjoy it and give it a try.

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

How to Create a Pocket Mini Album by Joanne Bain


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Happy Crafting!”


Wowzers!  What a simple and beautiful mini-mini album.  Big thanks to both you for joining us and to Joanne for sharing this inspirational tutorial.  We hope you leave a comment of gratitude for Joanne below, and be sure to share your own projects with us on or Graphic 45 - Official Community Page and Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  Have a wonderful and creative day, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

40 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
08/15/2018, 10:39:28 AM

What a simply beautiful creation! The Graphic 45 Imagine collection sure does make some gorgeous creations! Love it!

Sharon Hastings:
08/19/2018, 08:52:52 PM

Love this paper can’t wait to make something with it

Regina Harrison:
08/15/2018, 12:54:56 PM

I love this idea for a mini album. Thanks so much for sharing, I am making it today:)

Jean Marmo:
08/15/2018, 01:22:49 PM

Such Creativity!

Vanessa LeClear:
08/15/2018, 01:40:18 PM

Beautiful album!

Bev Drake:
08/15/2018, 03:08:24 PM

Fantastic idea & can't wait to make one. The papers are superb & G45 thank you yet again. It is a pleasure to read these wonderful blogs each day.

08/15/2018, 03:29:48 PM

That is so cutesome! Thank you for sharing and for all the tips too.

08/15/2018, 03:43:39 PM

Oh, I just love this little album! I've never used the policy envelopes, but I'm surely inspired now!

Corrine Hall:
08/15/2018, 04:53:34 PM

Love the album it is so beautiful

jane smith:
08/15/2018, 05:13:15 PM

another great use of the imagine collection

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Amazing! I love every details!

Glenda Buster:
08/15/2018, 07:15:48 PM

Love ❤️ the Imagine collection. Thank you for sharing this sweet pocket mini album and including a Snapguide tutorial!

Kate LeBlanc:
08/15/2018, 08:04:46 PM

Such a beautiful album! I love all the little touches and I also like the idea that I can make a bigger album. Graphic 45 this collection is stunning!

Deborah Cox:
08/15/2018, 10:26:43 PM

I love this paper line, what a great and simple project! Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Featherston:
08/16/2018, 06:48:21 AM

This is such a great idea. Thank you for sharing you talent.

08/16/2018, 07:25:52 AM

I love those beautiful balloons and your stunning project.

Dorothy McCarthy:
08/16/2018, 07:57:50 AM, handmadebydorothy.blogspot.com

I just love it!!! So stinkin cute!!

Michelle Stanley:
08/16/2018, 08:15:57 AM

Simply wonderful! What another great creation using the policy envelopes.

Barbara G.:
08/16/2018, 12:25:53 PM


Sally Royal:
08/16/2018, 12:48:40 PM

I like this idea. I think I’ll try it with the black envelopes & a difference g45 paper

Cheryl Wells:
08/16/2018, 12:52:57 PM

Love the little mini - wonderful paper collection.

Ellen Haydon:
08/16/2018, 12:53:08 PM

What a lovely album. Thank you for the tips (they are nice to have. Ellen from Phoenix

Sue MacFall:
08/16/2018, 12:54:18 PM

Fabulous, Joanne Thank you for sharing it and all the tips too.

Tami Johnson:
08/16/2018, 01:16:35 PM

What a great project with this incredibly beautiful paper line! Thanks for sharing!

08/16/2018, 01:17:53 PM

A beautiful use of the G45 papers!

Sue D:
08/16/2018, 01:34:47 PM

So pretty--great idea on using journaling and ephemera cards as the pages.

08/16/2018, 02:39:46 PM

Such a great mini album. Thank you.

08/16/2018, 02:57:00 PM

Wow, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

08/16/2018, 03:46:22 PM

Thank you, Joanne. Your pocket album is going to be very popular, especially since it can be adapted to almost all of the Graphic 45 collections. Love it!

Suzy Q:
08/16/2018, 03:54:08 PM

Very cute idea Joanne! Such a unique idea for a mini-album! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

Linda Gregory:
08/16/2018, 04:43:45 PM

I just love how that is done. Really shows of the beautiful paper line.

08/16/2018, 05:52:56 PM

Wow, that is awesome...great job!

Martie Rollin:
08/16/2018, 08:06:38 PM

I like the size album that these policy envelopes create...terrific use of this product!

08/16/2018, 08:48:18 PM

These beautifully detailed papers stand on there own with little to no embellishment.

Carla Hundley:
08/17/2018, 12:09:00 AM

Oh this is just fabulous! Carla from Utah

Anne McIntosh:
08/17/2018, 10:17:57 AM

Joanne...thank you so much for that adorable mini! I see that in my very near future, just have to order a little bit. I'm anxious to do this one because it is beautiful and it uses my favorite G45 Collection! (Thank you G45!)

08/17/2018, 01:55:23 PM

A beautiful mini, i love this collection !

Becky Jo Cannon:
08/18/2018, 06:45:47 AM

I love this mini album. Thanks for sharing the tips & tutorial. I really like the spaces left open for writing, as I like to write.

Lynn Harrell:
08/18/2018, 09:58:25 PM

Cleaver idea. Love your mini album. Can't go wrong with the Imagine collection.

Ellen Haydon:
08/19/2018, 04:25:25 PM

This is so pretty and I love the choice of colors. Thank you so much for the great tips that you send us. Ellen from Phoenix

Debbie Siddle:
08/20/2018, 03:19:41 AM

What a brilliant little album. x

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