Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial

Christmas in July Day 3: Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Day 3 of Christmas in July, and today I have a wonderful Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial to share with you!  I developed this mini album design when I was on the Graphic 45 Design team, and it is still one of my favorite ways to build a mini album base.  I hope you’ll enjoy the detailed tutorial for this mini album on YouTube!

Christmas in the Country and Reneabouquets
Prima Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Since it is also Throwback Thursday, I’ve raided The Closet of Inspiration and Delight in search of some older Christmas goodies.  When my hand fell upon Prima’s Christmas in the Country, I  knew exactly what I wanted to make. (There is a chance that I bought an embarrasingly huge stash of this lovely paper collection…but I’m not telling!)

The mini album measures 5 1/2″ x 7″ with a 1 1/2″ spine.  Shaker frames always add a festive vibe to a project, especially when they are filled with such cute elements.  And, as is so often the case, Reneabouquets Beautiful Boar adds the perfect finishing touches.

A Peek Inside

 There are 4 sections to the mini album.  The cover is made with heavy kraft cardstock.  Inner pages are cut from 110# Natural Cardstock. Then I lined the inner pages with more of the heavy kraft cardstock to create really thick, sturdy pages.  Can you see how the interior pages start out big, get smaller, then get big again due to the stacked spine design. This is one of the reasons I enjoy this style of album so much.

Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

Friends, this is a massive tutorial.  Go grab yourself a cuppa and a snack to sustain you and enjoy this video tutorial over on my YouTube channel. 

This tutorial ought to keep you busy until next Tuesday.  That’s when our next Christmas in July post is planned.

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Thanks for stopping by!




10 thoughts on “Christmas in the Country Stacked Spine Mini Album Tutorial

  1. MaryH

    Absolutely blew me away with this one. Pure perfection my dear – going to be hard to top this glorious project.

  2. Priscilla Hughs

    What a delicious piece, take’s me back to the ’40’s and ’50’s. It came together beautifully under your creative fingers!

  3. Susan Steele

    Such a beautiful album creation! Luv that stacked spine idea you created!!! But i always luv your mini albums! And this one is a keeper! And an adorable shaker too!!! Luv all your embellishments and thank you so much for sharing your tutorial with us! Luv it! Hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is one of the prettiest Christmas albums ever! OMG I just love everything you have done with it. It has such a nice nostalgic look to it. The shaker elements and background are a pure delight and the poinsettias with the houndstooth ribbon are gorgeous! The stacked design is so cool. Can’t remember seeing that before. I really like it! Okay, going to get my tea and a chocolate chip muffin and watch the video. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  5. Isabel Gonzalez

    Your album is absolutely beautiful, as always, my friend, and the tutorial is very easy to follow. Thank you so much for your time and inspiration! Blessings to you and your family, sweet friend!

  6. Cheryl Wells

    Beautiful album Kathy – I love Renea’s addition to this. It’s hard to believe that we are working on Christmas, while here in Texas the temperatures are out of sight – thank you for sharing, my friend!!!!

  7. Joni E

    This album is awesome! Your creativity is off the charts. I also have an abundance of the Prima Christmas in the Country collection so I will be getting it out and using some of your ideas that you shared in the video. Thank you so much for sharing.

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