The first thing that I do in my project is the pop-up feature. You will trim and score your card stock at the following:
4 pieces cut at 3×5 1/2 inches
place horizontally on scoring board and score them at 3 inches
place vertically on scoring board and score them at 1/2 inch
Your pieces will now have a 3 inch dimension at the bottom and 2 1/2 inch dimension at the top. (Which are now separated by the 3 inch score mark). You will trim off the top dimension at the 1/2 inch mark until it meets that horizontal score mark (3 inches).
Fold along your score lines, then take two of the four pieces that you initially trimmed at 3×5 1/2 inches and cut off the top portion, right along that 3 inch score mark.
You’ll then trim 3 pieces of card stock at 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches
Then you’ll score the three pieces at a half an inch on both ends and fold in the same direction.
The Card Base
Trim a piece of card stock to 12 x 6
Place it horizontally on your scoring board and score at 5 1/2, then 6 1/2
Take papers from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection and cut four pieces at 5 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches and two pieces at 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches.
I’ve put together this video tutorial so that you can view and follow along the entire process.
Tip: Work on the parts that take the longest first. This way your pop up card project will go by a lot smoother and seemingly faster. Off camera I took care of all of my fussy-cutting. I’m glad I did!
This folio is a spin-off of my October Daily Folio that I uploaded to my YouTube Channel recently. As you may already know I’ve become an avid fan of folio mini albums simply because they’re super easy to make; and really take no time at all.
What I love about this folio is that it’s smaller than the larger ones that I started off with. This one is a 6×8 and can easily be put away on a corner of your desk or up on a shelf. Read More
This is an easy Mini Album Tutorial. Beginners and experts are welcome. You can make these cute mini albums for gift giving, wedding favors and quinceaneras. The possibilities are endless!
You’ll find that the Graphic 45 Tags are made out of good quality card stock. This makes projects such as these possible.
For this one sheet mini album project I’m using one 12×12 sheet from the Imagine collection.
With just one piece of 12×12 paper you’ll be making the front and back covers as well as the photo mats and tuck sleeves for the pages within.
Although this mini album doesn’t leave much room for embellishing, you can always use the stickers from the Imagine collection sticker sheet.
Tip: As you see here, the pages of this mini album are put together in a Z-Fold (or zig zag) fashion. In order to get your pages just right, use your scoring board. By squaring your pages on the scoring board, you’ll get a perfect alignment each and every time.
I put together this easy to follow tutorial, where I show you step-by-step how to make this cute mini album, using just one sheet of Graphic 45 paper.