Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 7 of our Christmas Craft Blog Hop

I hope you are having a great time following our 12 days of Christmas Crafts blog hop.  I know there are many blogs to follow, and we hope you are getting inspiration that helps with your holidays!
Today I want to share my favorite mini album.  It is quick to make, but looks like a beautiful designer piece that took hours!  It is just right for small photos, journaling, gift cards and other delights!

Begin with a double sided 12x12 sheet of cardstock.  Score at 2, 6, and 10.  Rotate and score at 3, 6, and 9.  On the side with the 2 and 10, Cut the 6 inch  line up to the last score cross line.  Now it's time to fold!
 Fold up the two 2 inch sides, creating pockets.

 Fold the solid end up.  Now create a mountain fold with the next section, and a valley fold with the last section.

 The last fold will be to fold along the remaining part of the 6 inch line, folding the book in half.

 Add dimensional adhesive to adhere the top part of the pages together, causing the book to have a uniform spine, as the pockets make it thicker at the bottom. 

Use a thin line of liquid glue to adhere the pockets closed on pages 1, 4, all of the separation between 4 and 5, then the pockets on 5 and 8.

 Add another piece cut 1 1/2 x 4, scored at 5/8 and 7/8 to make a cover for the binding.  Glue only the front and back panels.  That's all there is to it!  Now create beautiful 2 1/4 inch wide tags and folders to place in the pockets.  The pocket is also the perfect size to hold a gift card! 

I hope you enjoy making these great little albums!


Pam said...

Cute little album! Will give it a try. Thanks!

Sharon said...

great little album thanks

Team Craftwell said...

Sweet albums!

Team Craftwell