The Quickest Mini Album

I love a mini album. Why? Because I am the biggest paper hoarder out there and when you find a nice easy mini album that uses a lot of your paper it makes me feel good.

One thing I do not like is albums which use 12 x 12 cardstock because Stampin’ Up! don’t sell packs of single colours if I need more than 2 sheets I have to buy multiple packs and it can get quite expensive. This mini album only uses 5 sheets of A4 Cardstock and 5 Sheets of 12 x 12 DSP.

I made these albums on my recent Facebook Live and they were quite popular and everyone wanted the instructions. So instead of waiting until I have finished decorating the albums to do the blog post I am posting the details here:

Mini Album Class Instructions

  • Cut ALL Cardstock First – you will need 5 A4 pieces cut at 6 inches wide but the WHOLE length of the A4
  • Score ALL Cardstock and then number the pages with pencil and it might be an idea to stick an arrow to ensure you keep the page the right way up. DO NOT score too hard otherwise the cardstock will crack
  • Write SPINE on each spine bit (1inch wide piece and gets smaller as the pages increase) to help ensure you tape the right sections together
  • You will need 5 12 x 12 sheets of DSP. Cut one page of DSP at a time – best to use 1 sheet of 12 x 12 for both front and back of each page so keeping the pattern in the right direction cut the DSP into 5 7/8 inch high pieces (you will get the two from the one sheet). Keep in mind when cutting that this is patterned paper and you will need to match up the cuts to make it look pretty
  • Adhere the DSP to the page (one at a time) both sides and once the page is covered with DSP adhere the spine down. You will need a strong adhesive here.

Cover Page

  • Score at 4 ¼ , 5 ¼, 9 ½ and 10 ½
  • DSP for outside is cut 1, 7/8, 4 1/8, 7/8, 4 1/8
  • Lay the ribbon underneath the DSP on the outside cover and tape this down prior to adhering DSP. The ribbon is not adhered to the front page at all, it comes out at the spine. You will need at least 24 inches of ribbon.
  • DSP for inside is cut 4 1/8, 4 1/8, 7/8, 1

Page 1

  • Score at 3, 7, 7 7/8
  • DSP is cut 2 7/8, 3 7/8, 3 5/8
  • DSP is cut 3 5/8, 3 7/8, 2 7/8

Page 2

  • Score at 4, 4 ¾, 8 ¾
  • DSP is cut 3 7/8, 3 7/8, 2 ¾
  • DSP is cut 2 ¾, 3 7/8, 3 7/8

Page 3

  • Score at 3 ½ , 7 ½, 8
  • DSP is cut 3 3/8, 3 7/8, 3 ½
  • DSP is cut 3 ½, 3 7/8, 3 3/8

Page 4

  • Score at 4, 4 1/4 , 8 ¼
  • DSP is cut 3 7/8, 3 7/8, 3 ¼
  • DSP is cut 3 ¼, 3 7/8, 3 7/8

Decorations

  • Use as much or as little as you want – you can add photo mats if you would like

If you want to see some additional hints and tips please watch the video here

Hope you enjoyed the albums and once I have finished decorating I will endeavor to write another blog post.

Catalogue

If you would like a catalogue please let me know and I will pop one in the post for you.

Ordering

If you are interested in any of the products used and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would be happy to help you place an order, or you can click on the product links below which will take you directly to my online store.

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