Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial

Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial Reneabouquets by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial for Make & Take Tuesday

Hello, Friends!  For this week’s Make & Take Tuesday, I have a sweet Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial to share with you.  If you like little books, bees and cheery patterned paper, you are going to have fun today!

Graphic 45 Let it Bee Tag Album by Kathy Clement Reneabouquets Bees Bee Hive Photo 01

When i was on the Graphic 45 Design Team, I found all sorts of fun ways to alter tags.  But this adorable square tag mini album really is the Bee’s Knees, as they say!  The 4 3/4″ square size makes it adorable.  The paper collection gives it a wonderful vintage feel, and the fact that I was able to add a spine and tabbed pages gives you lots of opportunities to play with these delightful patterns and images.

First, I amped up the bee vibe by adding some Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board and Backgrounds to my cover design.  Then I tucked in Graphic 45 chips, Little Birdie Flowers, bee charms and Burlap String just for fun.

Here you can see the decorated spine.  Adding the chipboard piece to the spine helps to strengthen and stabilize it. Plus, it’s cute!  That’s always a win in my book! The tutorial will show you how to make the album base, add the tag pages, create a pull out mechanism and see how I was able to stretch my designer paper to cover the tage.

A Peek Inside

The fun starts on the very first page with a clever little pull out folio mechanism.

You’ll find tip in pages, flaps, and pockets here.  While this is designed to serve primarily as a lap book, I did leave a few spots for photos and journaling.

If you’re a fan of bees and sunflowers, this collection is pretty much a must have item for your stash.

I also used the doily and clock dies to help dress up my pages.  And here’s another of those gorgeous bees from Reneabouquets.

I also dressed up the pages with some of Renea’s Beautiful Bits Wildflowers Chips.

I even managed to find room for a little waterfall feature on the last page.  You’ll have to watch the video to see what’s hiding beneath it!

Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how to build this sweet little mini album, please enjoy this video tutorial.

I can’t wait to play more with this gorgeous paper collection.  I’ve left it out on my desk, and I might try to sneak in just one more play date before the day is over.

Did  you enjoy today’s Tuesday Tutorial?  I’d love to hear what  you might make with this mini album design. You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!





14 thoughts on “Graphic 45 Let it Bee Square Tag Mini Album Tutorial

  1. Candy Mollica

    Thank you for the tips on making the inserts to the pages. What a happy album. Made my day.

  2. Alison Bennett

    BEE Fabulous ! Love anything Bee and this knocks it out of the park !!! Already ordered my G45 paper, ReneaBouquet because you have to have the Hive & Bees !!! Love all the interaction and details in this mini tag album !!! Definitely one of my favorites !!!

  3. Anita Houston

    Such a fabulous design, and SOOO much to see in this little album. I ADORE that Bee theme and the hive on the front looks totally 3D and woven. Love each page. You rock!

  4. MaryH

    This endeavor is just beelicious from start to finish. Sheer perfections! Reneabouquets bee is just the perfect embellishment.

  5. Yvette Mutcheson

    Hi Kathy – another Bee-U-Tiful design. I love this mini tag album. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing and providing a great tutorial.

  6. Susan Steele

    Oh my goodness Kathy …this is just gorgeous!!! Luv every single detail of this g45 Bee mini album!!! Luv that bee embellishments and so luv all the sunflowers!!! So wish I had those papers! Grandson Seth and I went right upstairs and made a smaller version using some Mintay papers for his mom for Mother’s Day! Thank you Kathy for the inspiration! Hugs, Seth and gr’ma Suzy

  7. Rebecca Nicklin

    They NEED you back on the G45 team, Kathy….and you NEED to be making more of these cute mini-albums! As you know, they’re my favorite!

  8. Joni E

    Love the bee themed mini album! It is so cute. I’m am ordering some of the bee themed items from Reneabouquets!! Thanks again for your inspiration and for sharing your creativity.

  9. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this little tag folio is just fabulous! Bees are always a favorite theme for me.
    There are so many pretty images and surprises to enjoy in this folio. I love the flower embellishments and the sweet charms on the spine. This was a favorite collection from Graphic 45. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

Comments are closed.