Technique Tuesday with Rachel Hall

Homemade Mini Album
Today I am offering a quick and easy mini class on making a portfolio style mini album from scratch. Enjoy!

Materials Used:
Wood Paper (if you don't have access to this paper by Creative Imaginations, you can use any thick cardstock),
double sided patterned paper,
permanent adhesive (I prefer fabritac),
office portfolio clip
I used the Girls Paperie On Holiday line which can be found here.

Cut your wood paper, or cardstock if that is what you're using, to 8.5"x5.5"

Cut a piece of patterned paper 8.5"x5.5" and adhere to the back of the wood paper or cardstock using a permanent adhesive. Let dry and then fold in half making a 4.25"x5.5" booklet.

Embellish cover as desired or as shown. For my cover I used a 5"x3" piece (red dot), 4"x3" piece (floral pattern) and a strip of a decorative edged piece roughly 2" wide. Sand/distress/ink edges of papers if desired. I wrapped this decorative edge piece completely around my album. Add trim and embellishments of your choice.

Open up booklet and using your office portfolio clip, mark where you need holes punched and punch them.

Using 3 different double sided patterned papers, cut pieces in the following measurements:
Score along the bottom 1" from edge and fold that piece up. Use a border punch on a couple or all of the folded up edge if desired. I used a scallop border on the largest and smallest pieces. Sand/distress/ink edges of papers if desired. Adhere folded piece in place.

Score .5" from the top to create a booklet that is easy to flip. Adhere each piece on top of the last.

Adhere booklet in place. Using cropadile or hole punch, punch holes for the portfolio clip.Place clip through booklet and secure. Paint/sand/distress clip if desired.

Embellish pages as desired. In my book I used small gatherings of vintage postage stamps, decorative brads and punched circles of patterned paper. Add small photo mats with cardstock. In my book they measure:
page 1- 1.25"x1.5"
page 2- 1.5"x1.75" and 2"x2.5"
page 3- 2.5"x3.25"

Add your photos and journaling.

Add a piece of jute twine to hold your booklet together.



Wow! This is beautil! I loved!!!

Larajc said...

This is a wonderful little mini!


amazing...try to do it for sure! xoxoxo

Domna said...

fantastic mini!

Aline Salmon said...

I Loved the history!!!! Amazing mini!!!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

I loved this project. Thanks for sharing.
kisses from Brazil

Keka Luppe said...

Wonderfull! I will try to do it! kisses!

LucianaW said...

So beuatiful!!! I loved!!