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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  • Reply Charlene@APinchofJoy March 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    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!

  • Reply Hani@Craftionary March 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Love this mini album idea.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..

  • Reply Leslie March 6, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    so cute – thanks for sharing this tutorial!

  • Reply Maryann S March 6, 2012 at 2:31 AM

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

  • Reply Kim March 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM

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

  • Reply heidig March 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    So cute – love this little book!

  • Reply DesignDazzle.blogspot.com March 7, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    Darling idea! Thanks for sharing : )

  • Reply Jennifer @ The Brilliant Crafty Type March 9, 2012 at 4:48 AM


  • Reply jan March 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM

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

  • Reply Carolyn March 9, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    I just wanted to let you know that you’ve been featured on homework today. Love your little mini album. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Laura March 10, 2012 at 3:26 AM

    That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I'm pinning it right now!

  • Reply Lucy March 29, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    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.

  • Reply 2peasinapod August 27, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    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


  • Reply Valli November 2, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Lovely project and great directions!

  • Reply Julia Taylor January 5, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    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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