Sweet Nothings Flap Pocket Mini Album

Chunka 28 Apr 2017 10 Comments
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This mini album is a great gift size. With plenty of tags and room for larger photos too it's a deceptively roomy project and made with the First Edition Sweet Nothings papers it's perfect for a loved one or even as a Valentine gift. Just one sheet of cardstock is all you need for the base, so if you'd like to make your own here's the how. 

1. See the cut file image above. Take a sheet of black 12" x 12" cardstock. Score at 10cm, 10.5cm, 20.5cm and 21cm. Rotate the card a quarter turn and score at 9.5cm and 22cm. 

2. Trim away the red sections as per the cut file image - Trim away the four 0.5cm sections separating the top and bottom row of flaps. Do not cut the 0.5cm sections separating the center row. Trim away the three centimeters from the base of the two bottom corner flaps. 

3. Leaving a narrow border mat all the large center sections with patterned paper on both sides. For this project I inked the edges of all the paper mats and left a narrow border on all sections. 

4. Folding at the score lines fold up the two bottom corner flaps. Glue the side edges to create pockets. Top Tip: use a wet glue to make pockets as this will stop tags sticking. Mat the pocket fronts.

5. Shape the two top corner flaps. I cut one in a simple tag shape and one with a diagonal slant. You could try a semi-circle or use a fancy edge punch or die cut. 

6. Mat the top flaps with patterned paper on both sides. 

7. Fold up the bottom flap and fold down the top flaps. Fold the right pocket page in and the left pocket page over the top to cover it and create the wallet. 

8. Secure the album with a piece of ribbon tied in a bow. Add a black panel to the album front covering the ribbon and securing it in place. Mat the black panel with wood patterned paper. Embellish using the images as a guide and adhere the title panel, text and heart using foam tape. 

9. Cut tags for the pockets, fill with memories and give with love. 

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MayJay

Beautiful mini album.x

Chunka

Thanks MayJay, I'm very pleased with the way this one turned out. I think I'll do a Kiss & Makeup version.

Seemark

Yet another lovely project :)

Chunka

Thanks Seemark.

iccrafter

This is a super mini Album. :)

Chunka

Thanks iccrafter

craftmad

This is realy lovely.xx

Chunka

Thanks craftmad x

smidgett

Such a pretty album xx

Chunka

Thanks Smidgett x

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