Pocket Album Leveled & Sized Up


Hello, G45ers!

  We are excited to bring you a #ClubG45LeveledUp project starring our Club G45 Vol 05 Pocket Mini Album.  In this tutorial our Brand Ambassador, Tanya Scrap has taken the video tutorial for the Pocket Mini Album and sized it up and added die-cut frames, pockets, and extra flourishes.  We love thinking outside the box and want to celebrate creativity within our Club G45 series showing you how to take an idea and truly make it your own.  We hope you try your hand at creating a Pocket Mini of your own.


#ClubG45LeveledUp – Bloom Collection Pocket Mini Album

By Tanya Scrap


“Hello, dear G45ers! 

Happy to share with you my #ClubG45 project this month featuring the ever so STUNNING Bloom paper collection. These papers are absolutely gorgeous, love the patterns and all the pretty floral imagery! 


For my assignment this month I was asked to choose any of the projects from the Club G45 Kits and level it up, so I decided to recreate the Pocket Mini Album Vol 5 by the lovely Annette Green. I have re-sized mine to a 6×6 mini album. I added cute little frames for photos. I have also made the base of my album black by using the black chipboard and gloss black washi tape instead of the kraft chipboard and gloss gold washi tape as per the original project.


Charee Filimoehala has an easy step by step video tutorial on this project, you can follow the link here.


Video Tutorial:

[Tutorial] Pocket Mini Album Featuring Bloom: Club G45 – Vol 05 2019


Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you may use to recreate such a project:


Graphic 45 Supply List:

Bloom 8x8 Pad

Matte Pearl Gems

Architecture Washi Tape - Gloss Black

Black 12x12 Chipboard Sheets (10 pack)

Antique Brass Ornate Metal Key Holes




Other Supplies:

  • Photo Frame Die
  • Creative Expressions Lattice Edging Die
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers
  • Vellum Paper
  • Sellotape
  • Double-Sided Tape



Cut five 6×6 pieces from the black chipboard sheets.


Tip: Make sure that they are all the exact same size. The two extra strips, (not shown in picture).  I kept them the same size as per the original project.


Cut ten 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm pieces from the pattern sheets in the collection. Mat these onto the black chipboard sheets after assembling with washi tape.


Using the off-cuts from the sheets mentioned in the previous step, cut strips from each.

Tip: Use these off-cuts to add layers on each page.


Cut some photo frames from the black chipboard sheets using a frame die. Glue a piece of vellum paper behind each frame.


Tip: Vellum paper will protect the photos. You could also use an acetate sheet.


Cut some pockets from the pattern sheets using the lattice edging die.


Tip: Use these die-cut pockets to slide the frames in and out or you can glue the frames down if you prefer, just make sure that when you do glue the frame that you only add tape to one side thus making sure you can still slide photos in an out.


Layer some of the off-cut sheets and die-cuts onto the front cover of the album. Add the ribbon halfway and slide through the keyhole embellishment. Add a piece of ribbon to the back cover too.


Tip: Make sure the ribbon is long enough to make a bow. 

Fussy cut some of those pretty flowers and adhere with tape. Add some more flat flowers and decorate with matte pearl gems.


Tip: Mark the front cover lightly with a pencil to make sure the keyhole embellishment gets placed on the right page. Mark the back cover too, remember this page does not need to be decorated.


Cut 4 strips from the pattern sheets for the small strips of chipboard.


Add some extra ribbon through the pink bow and make another bow.


Mat the title onto some extra black chipboard. Add fussy cut butterflies.


Fussy cut some of the wording pieces from the Grow with Love sheet and use these as embellishments for the frames.


Tip: Do not add bulky embellishments, (I normally get carried away with this haha) it will be a struggle to close the album.


Add your photos to the frames. You can either glue the photos behind the frame for just simply slide them behind.


This was really a super fun and easy project to recreate!


Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Papercrafting!”




Wow!  This sized up and leveled up album is absolutely breathtaking!  Tanya thank you for sharing this step by step tutorial, your tips, and creative genius.  We hope you all join us in the comments by sharing your tips and love for Tanya.  We thank you for stopping by for your daily dose of inspiration and look forward to seeing what you create next.  Share your projects on Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag, we are almost to 45,000 projects shared! 


Happy Papercrafting!


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