How to Make a Mini Album From Scratch

How to Make a Mini Album From Scratch with Stamperia Welcome Home

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m starting a video series to show  you how to make a mini album from scratch.  We’ll be working with papers, ephemera and die cuts from Stamperia Welcome Home. This tutorial will be broken down into at least two parts, and possibly three.  I want to keep the segments focused on specific topics so that I can keep the length to about 30 minutes each.  Today’s segment will focus on creating the album base, tabbed spine, inside liners and multi-page pocket signatures.

I’m still recovering from the summer cold I caught from my sweet grandgirls.  Feeling much better, but my voice is not up to par as you will notice in the final segment of the video tutorial. I apologize in advance.

Tools and Supplies

We don’t have a lot of photos to share at this point in the process.  But I think you’ll enjoy learning how to create your own mini album using nothing more than some chipboard, cardstock, and adhesive of  your choice.

You’ll find it handy to have a scoring tool, ruler, precision paper trimmer and Scor-Tape on hand.  The cover is built with 2 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.  Create the chipboard cover with (2) 6×6 pieces of matboard or chipboard and (1) 2″ x 6″ piece of matboard or chipboard for the spine.  I’m using medium strength chipboard.

That’s all I have to say about that.  LOL  Let’s get this mini album making party started.

Mini Album Video Tutorial on YouTube

I’ll go ahead and post a supply list below so you can be ready for segment 2.

I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day Celebration.

Thanks for stopping by!




8 thoughts on “How to Make a Mini Album From Scratch

  1. Ellen

    Hi Kathy. I love how you not only show what to do, but you tell us why. You don’t assume we know the reason you’re scoring the page on both sides, or cutting the little triangles off the spine tabs. Because of that the process is easier to remember and troubleshoot. Thank you.

  2. Joni E

    Thank you for showing us how to make this mini album. The instructions for making the signature pocket page are so helpful! Can’t wait to see the next video. Glad you are feeling better.

  3. Susan Steele

    Oh Kathy …I sure needed this video! It’s been forever since I’ve gotten to make a mini-album! Am so glad and excited to get to do this with you! Thanks so much for the tutorial and the ones coming up! So thankful you are feeling some better …those grandgirls sure like to share! Lol! Hope you get lots of rest over the weekend! And luv the part in the tutorial how to make our own pages …you make it look so easy! Thanks sweet lady! And your colors are so awesome already! Big hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Renea Harrison

    You must have read my mind!! I have to do some albums for family members and I just bought 3 albums, manufactured by a well known brand, and I was sooooo disappointed in the design of 2 of them and the 3rd one was packaged (not the shippers fault) with crushed edges!! I thought, I just need to make my own. I will so be checking your tutorial out to make my own. Thank you Kathy~

  5. Priscilla Hughs

    Boy, how I needed this! Will have to watch it a few times and practice but maybe I’ll finally get it! Looking forward to the beautiful papers and ephemera coming upt!

  6. Laurie Foster

    Will there be written directions available for the cutting directions? As much as I love your projects it’s difficult for me to follow on video. I do better with written directions. Your videos are amazing and I do love your style!

    Thank you!

  7. Helen

    Oooh Kathy you certainly have the art of teaching with that personal touch. I say it comes from being a wife and mother and having a passion for creativity. I am looking forward to the final result.

    Cruising update, all good, overdue arty time coming up, it has been warm and humid in the tropics, however a cool change is on its way, yeeee haah, perfect for arty time!

    Love your posts in every way!

  8. Gena Krannig

    This is going to be fun, Kathy! And using Stamperia no less! One of my favorite companies. Yay! So sorry about your cold but glad you are recovering! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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