Soft Spine Mini Album Tutorial


Hello G45ers!

Introducing Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Mini Book Master, Paul Ford! Discover the delightful world of paper crafting with this gorgeous Soft Spine Mini Book! This quad-fold folio-style album is a creative treasure, perfect for preserving memories and storing all of those photos. Paul brought this album to life using our discontinued Let it Bee paper collection, but imagine the cuteness with our Hello Pumpkin or Letters to Santa paper collections! Check out our video tutorial for step-by-step crafting magic!



Paul Ford – Wales

2023-2024 Graphic45 Brand Ambassador


“Hello crafters. I’m Paul and I live in West Wales with my partner and two sons. We are so lucky to live in this lovely part of the world with amazing hills and beaches all around us. I have been a Primary School Teacher for over 20 years and that is how I got into crafting. Those endless days spent trawling the internet for Christmas Card, Easter Cards ideas, and Christmas Craft ended up opening a giant rabbit hole that I fell into and never resurfaced! I then found a friend who did classes so started attending and was hooked. 


I started off mainly in cards but that has grown into mini books too. I started going to a local craft shop and found they did demo days. At first, I was attending as a crafter but before long I was running workshops too. During COVID, these obviously stopped and so I started to film my demos. Then I started to post them on YouTube for the customers to see and to my surprise, others started watching too. It all grew from there. A year ago, I would never have had the confidence to try for the Brand Ambassador post, and truthfully, I probably wouldn’t now but had a few people prod me in the back and I’m so glad I did. I cannot wait to start my G45 journey and share more with you all. 


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Let it Bee Soft Spine Mini Book

By Paul Ford


I’m so excited to introduce my first project with you. For this project, we were given the theme #G45Expressions, We were challenged to make a project that is a ‘self portrait’ and describes our style and crafting flair. For me, my ‘thing’ is making albums that are designed to hold regular sized photos and also uses measurements in an efficient way to get the most out of the paper. I think I achieved that here. I’ve used ‘Let It Bee’ to make a soft spine that I learnt from previous G45 Ambassador Cal Summers. The inside is a Pick n Mix style as each element is the same size. I will show you four different ways for storing you 6×4 photos and you can then build them any way you wish. Hope you enjoy and thank you for joining me for the beginning of my G45 Brand Ambassador journey…”


-Video Tutorial-

Soft Spine Mini Book – Let it Bee – by Paul Ford


-Supply List-

Graphic 45 Let It Bee 8×8 Paper Pad (discontinued)



Basic Craft Supplies: Score board and scoring tool, trimmer, ruler, tape, glue.


















Happy Papercrafting!


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3 Responses

  1. I really enjoyed watching your tutorial. I plan on making mine tomorrow. It is such a unique style mini album. Thanks for sharing with us. Looking forward seeing more of your work. I watch on YouTube, so please keep posting there.

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