Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mini Album Inspiration with LeeAnn

Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here to host the blog today.

I have to thank my friend Annie for the inspiration for today's mini album project as I not done one of these previously, and would be fun for anyone to make. Such a fun and easy project!


To make this mini album I am using the Serenade paper pack. I really do love this set. Take a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock and score all the way down on the 3", 6," and 9" marks.

 
Next you will turn the page one time, and again score on the 3", 6", and 9" marks; this will give you 16 3" x 3" boxes. 

 
  • The next step will be cutting.
  • Cut like an M... in the first row cut up to the 3" line, the 2nd cut down to the 9" line and the last cut up to the 3" mark again.
  • You will then start at the far left and fold up, when you reach the top fold under, then fold back down, fold under, fold back up, and repeat same for the last.
  • You will then end up with a book similar to this image below.
 
  • Next step is to cut 2 pieces of chipboard at 3.25" x 3.25",
  • Also cut 2 pieces of coverstock at 4.25" x 4.25".

  • You will then decide which side of the paper you would like to use as your cover
  • For this one I decided to use the light side as my cover since the inside pages are dark.
  • Using double side adhesive I was able to adhere the cover to the chipboard all the way around.

At this point I added the ribbon which I attached between the mini album pages and the covers.

Here is an image of the book with the covers on.


  • Using 2 small strips .05" x 2" I made a binding in the back of the book
  • This ensures that it won't come apart.
  • You could also opt to leave this set up out and the book could open both directions.

I then cut from the same cardstock used for the inside pages a 3" x 3" square for the front cover, and then used a tag from the kit.

Using a Gina K Designs stamp and some Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink I stamped the sentiment I wanted to use. The pearled brad is from a previous Quick Quotes Kit. I love that the pearl color matches the original cover for this album.


I really hope you enjoy this project as much as I did. Realistically it can be made in under an hour.
 
Quick Quotes Products:
September Club Q Kit (Serenade Paper Pack)
Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Thank you for stopping by.
~LeeAnn
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