Hi Everyone – I have a mini album to show you today. Super easy and super economical as you can make it from one single sheet of 12×12 paper. Make sure you read to the end to see a picture tutorial on how it’s made!
I made this for sister (she’s the one having the baby BTW!)so she could show her new baby pics of all his/her cousins! She is in the UK – which is a long way from New Zealand – so I wanted to send something really personal..
This was made with the actual collection (as opposed to the digital collection)and I kept decoration inside to a simple photo mat as I really wanted the photos to stand out
A few stickers, rubons, chipboard piece is all you need to keep the look simple and fresh..
I have seen a few of these on the internet, but not many with good pictures – so I hope this makes the process of making one of these albums easy to follow!
- Take a piece of 12”x12” paper
- Trim off four inches from one side, leaving 1 piece 12”x8” and 1 piece 12”x4”
- Take the 12”x8” piece and fold in half length ways and width ways
- Fold up the two shorter sides to meet in the middle, making 8 segments all 3”x4”
- Using a sharp knife – make a cut as shown through the paper
- Fold the paper at the remaining intact fold and using the folds as a guide create a book!
- Glue pages together as shown at a, b and c to create 3 pages of double thickness paper and 2 covers of single thickness
- Take your remaining 12×4” piece and glue to one side of the book
- Turn book over and crease at the spine of the book firmly before gluing the other side of the cover. This will ensure a neat finish and mean there is enough paper over the spine to allow the book to open freely
- Trim off the excess paper from the cover with a sharp knife
- Your book is complete and ready to decorate
- IDEAS – you can round the corners, or before gluing the centre pages together, cut out a shape using a die cutting machine or punch and place acetate between the pages for a window.
Whenever I try a project like this for the first time, I use scrap paper so I can mark up right sides, wrong sides, measurements etc. I can play around with it and experiment without ruining any really nice paper!
Here are another couple of examples:
Hope you give this a go as it’s so quick and easy to create a couple in an evening for a quick gift.
More tomorrow – so stay tuned!