Mini Album Base Tutorial


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 12×12 Chipboard Kraft

#4501952 Le' Romantique Deluxe Collector's Edition

#4501810 Ornate Metal Corners


Happy Papercrafting”




Happy Papercrafting!  




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