How To -sday | Easy mini albums

Today's How To 'sday comes to you from Winter Design Team member Cristine Redmond! This is a super cute mini album, and so easy to make! I loved making these at the ScrapbookSteals retreat last year - and they make a perfect gift too! You can shop all of our album supplies at a steal here.

How to make a mini album

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how to make an easy mini album 1.jpgAnyone else super intimidated by mini albums? I definitely was until I went to the ScrapbookSteals Crop in October. We created an easy mini album in one of our classes and I decided to make another one to show how truly easy it is to make a cute little album.
 
Here are the supplies you need:
- 2 pieces of cardboard, cut to 4.25" x 6"
- one piece of 12x12 plain cardstock or patterned paper
- one ribbon, about 24" long
- other patterned papers and embellishments

Step 1. Take your 12x12 piece of cardstock or patterned paper and cut it in half.

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Step 2. Using a score board or bone folder, make creases ever 3 7/8" on both halves. This will give you three big sections and one 1/8" section.
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Step 3. Cut four pieces of patterned paper to 4.25" x 6".

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Step 4.Cut the ribbon in half and adhere on one of the cardboard pieces as shown below:

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Step 5. Once the ribbon is glued down, cover with one of the trimmed patterned papers as shown below:

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Step 6. Cover the remaining sides of cardboard with the rest of the trimmed patterned paper pieces. Take the scored cardstock and adhere so that there are six of the 3 7/8" sides showing. (Overlap the 1/8" flap over the other 1/8" flap to do so.)

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Step 7. Put adhesive on the back of one of the edges and adhere to the backside of one of the covered cardboard pieces. (Note: The cardboard piece with the ribbon attached will be the backside of the album, so this step needs to use the ribbon-less piece.)

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Step 8 . Do the same as above,  attaching the other side of the cardstock accordion to the cardboard with ribbon.
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Now you're all set to decorate your mini album to your heart's desire! This is a picture of my completed album, completely opened up:

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And here are the close-ups:
easy mini albums.jpgI Hope you find this album to be as easy as I did! Thanks for stopping by today!
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Cristine, thank you so much for sharing with us today! That was such a great class at the retreat - thank you for sharing it with everyone who couldn't make it. Just have to say, gorgeous photos and paper collection!

Have a great day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo sketch Jade #8!

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