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Mini Album

Hey everyone, yesterday I shared another pretty mini album, this is a 7.1/2 x 5.1/2 one with 12 pages, so plenty of room for lots of photos.

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This has been constructed in a similar same way as the smaller 8-page one I made a few weeks ago, you can find the tutorial for that one here.

Stunning Mini Album Tutorial

 

This one is a gift, I still have a lot to add to this and I’m personalising it, but didn’t want to share that as it will give away who it’s for.

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The papers and some of the embellishments used are from the Docrafts “Freshly Cut Flowers” collection.

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This is a really great pack and full of A4 papers, decoupage, die-cuts, vellum, bows, gift boxes and stickers. I’ve found it on sale here.

 I love the decoupage sets and finished with the gold foiling, they really look pretty.

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Every page has a side pocket with a picture mat for more photos.

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Every page has a sheet of vellum in between, this helps your photos not sticking together and protects any embellishments.

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I have protected all the corners with gold metal corner protectors, this will strengthen your album and help it last a very long time.

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To make this album you will need…

2 pieces of 5.1/2 x 7.1/2 chipboard for your front and back, I used 2mm thick board.

1 piece of 3″ x 7.1/2 chipboard for your spine.

2 pieces of 6.1/2 x 9.1/2 pattern paper to cover the front and back.

1 piece of 5.1/2 x 9.1/2 pattern paper to cover the spine.

2 pieces of 6″ x 7″ pattern paper to cover the inside front and back.

1 piece of 2.3/4 x 7″ pattern paper to cover the inside spine.

1 piece of 7.1/2 x 7″ white card for your hinges. Score along the 7.1/2 side at every 1/2″.

6 pieces of 8.1/4 x 5″ white card for your pages, score along the 8.1/4 side at 1/2″ and 7.3/4

6 pieces of 5″ x 7.1/4 white card for your pages.

6 pieces of 7.1/4 x 5.3/4 vellum to protect your photos, score everyone along the 5.3/4 side at 1/2″.

12 pieces of 4.3/4 x 7″ pattern paper to mat all of your pages.

6 pieces of 4.3/4 x 7″ white card for your photo mats.

12 pieces of  4.3/4 x 6.3/4 coloured paper to layer on top of your white card.

12 pieces of 4″ x 6.1/4 pattern paper to layer on top again.

My corner protectors are from eBay and measure 29 x 29 x 5 mm.

The gold gilding flakes I used are from a local shop in the UK called Bastins, however, if you type in Gilding Flakes on any of the well-known craft store websites you will find them. Heres a link to a 200ml tube on Craft Stash.

I used embellishments, paper flowers, decorative hardware and paper flowers to decorate the cover.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.

You can decorate the pages however you like, I mainly made tuck spots from the decoupage sets in the kit.

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I love all the paper flowers, eyelet holes, ribbon and Nuvo drop details.

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I really enjoyed making this and love how the cover has come together.

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I hope you enjoy this larger mini album and give it a go.

Happy crafting.

Sam

xoxo

 

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