8 Page Mini - 1 Sheet of Paper (Tutorial)

Hi Everyone

Last week I shared this mini-album idea and today I am sharing a detailed tutorial showing how I made it!


Following the exact directions below will result in an album measuring 2" x 2.5" containing 11 double-sided pages but you can adjust the dimensions of the folds to yield an album of any size.

The starting size paper for this exact album is 10" x 12"


Mini Album Tutorial


  1. Score at 2" intervals along the 12" long side of the paper
  2. Rotate paper and score at 2.5" intervals along the 10" long side of the paper
  3. Fold at score marks to define the creases
  4. Make cuts as shown (details in diagram below)
  5. Begin to fold into pages, alternating pages of the book
  6. Continue folding each page until all are complete
  7. Leaving one page at each end, create album pages by gluing pages together
  8. Continue gluing until all pages are complete
  9. Cut a strip of paper 2.5" wide
  10. Adhere one end of strip to front of book
  11. Wrap strip around book and glue onto back
  12. Your book is complete!
As with all projects like this - I suggest you practice on scrap paper a couple of times so you can mark lines, make notes and get a feel for how the book folds.
 
Detailed Cuts Diagram


Here is another example using the Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Collection.


Please leave a comment with any questions. 
Lowri :-)

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15 comments:

  1. Love mini albums -- great easy to follow tutorial! I’d love it if you would consider linking with Busy Monday (open Monday through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better, easier and more fun!

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  2. Love this mini album idea.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..
    Hani
    craftionary.net

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  3. so cute - thanks for sharing this tutorial!

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  4. This album is really cute and I appreciate that you shared the tutorial. Thanks so much!

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  5. This is just the cutest little mini! Thanks for sharing with a tutorial:)
    ~Kim

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  6. So cute - love this little book!

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  7. Thank for sharing this tute. Love this little book, I'll be making some soon!

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  8. I just wanted to let you know that you’ve been featured on homework today. Love your little mini album. Have a great weekend.
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  9. That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I'm pinning it right now!

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  10. So cute. These would make great party favors or prizes. Who wouldn't want one? Think of all the little sayings or sketches or...you could put on the pages.

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  11. I love this tutorial! Thanks for sharing. I just visited your FB page and liked it. I also just became a blog follower so I can get upcoming feeds. Hugs Brenda

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  12. Lovely project and great directions!

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  13. Brilliant! I've been wanting to make an altered book for my boyfriend, with pages dedicated to our favorite memories together - but this tiny album in a tin is much cuter!

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