Monday, August 11, 2014

Come Away With Me Mini Album

Hi all, I am back with my mini album tutorial and the finished mini!!  Today I am going to do my best to share with you how to make this cute little mini.

You are going to need lots of this  or beverage of your choice :)

So guys, here goes.  Now I am sure you all know that I am never that great at explaining myself or how I made please bear with me!!

Step 1:  Take two pieces of card stock and cut them in half.

Step 2: Score two of these horizontally at: ¼ ; 4¾;  5; 9½ then rotate and score vertically at ¼.

Step 3:  Trim away from the 4 3/4 inch score line...trim the bottom 1/4 inch away so that it now looks like this....

also trim this little corner away. 
Now to do the folds....starting from the right hand side fold your little tabs up. Fold the rest of your score lines so that they look like the pics below and they fold like this.  This piece will become the front page of your book

For your second piece of card stock fold your score lines so that they look like the pics below. and they fold in this direction.  This will become the back page of the book. You will attach it to your chipboard cover with the little flap.

Taking your last two pieces of card stock cut one (cardstock piece A) so that it measures 6" wide by 9¾.
Score ¼ ; 4¾;  5; 9½.  Trim away a ¼ inch from the bottom so that it now looks like this.  

Cut you second piece of cardstock at 5¾" wide by 
and score this piece at ¼ ; 4¾;  5; 9½.  
Card stock Piece B
Then using your double sided adhesive tape  glue all your sections together to form a concertina style book, with pockets.

Your mini should look something like this....

and it will fold out like this

 and also like this

To create the cover I have used some thick white chipboard and the last two pieces of 12x12 cardstock.  

My chipboard pieces measure:-
  • The back is 5”x 6 ¼
  • The Right hand side front panel 4”x 6 ¼ 
  • The left hand side front panel 2”x 6 ¼
  • Both spine pieces are 1¼ ”x 6 ¼
I have cut my two pieces of 12"x12" card stock to measure 8¼"x 9"..... and overlapped them by about a ¼ inch on the back panel.  You won't see this once you start covering .  I left a small gap between each of my pieces.  

OOOPs!!! wait!!!!...before you go any further!! I forgot to tell you about the magnets!!  I have used 4 extra strong magnets to keep my mini closed.  I placed them in the corners of my front cover.  I cut holes that were roughly the same size and "countersunk" them.  I think that would be the right word to use.  This way there are no lumpy bits!!  You can see mine in the pic below .... they are temporarily attached using some masking tape.

Once you have covered all your chipboard. Hopefully it will look something like this!

Now you are ready to scrap your mini....

Here are my glamour pics!! I just love how this turned out.  I reckon this would make a great baby brag book!! or a mini for a gift!! It holds over 12 photo's....depends on how many photo mats or tags you make.

I have used a lot of the tags and cut outs that came in the 8"x8" paper pad and quite a few single layer mulberry paper flowers.  My card stock was "Coffee Bean" from Kaisercraft.

The cute little velum pocket that you can see in the above is from Mad About Scrappin Store.  You can find these under them here.

                     Each of my pockets contain a double sided photo mat that measure 4¼" x 5½".

The papers, flowers and vintage laces were part of my Mad About Scrappin creative team kit that I received this month.  Have you been to the store lately?  There is lots new stock coming in and a new challenge for you all too.  Please stop by .......

Well everyone, that is it from me for this week.  It was a rather long post this week, hope you all made it to the end :)

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Melody Thompson said...

Looks awesome. I will have to try this. I love mini album's

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love this mini!! Absolutely gorgeous Kimi, I will definitely give this a go!! Thank you for the inspiration!! ox

Sandra Nicholls said...

That looks great. May have to try it myself

BSmith-Allen said...

This is beautiful! You did a great job explaining the steps of making it. I will be trying this one.