Part 5: How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch

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Part 5 How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch with Stamperia Welcome Home

Hello, Friends!  Part 5 How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch is the final segment of the gigantic tutorial for this Stamperia Welcome home interactive mini album. We’ve been sharing in depth tutorials over the past several days.  And this is the final day, my friends!  Time to create the cover art and put all the pieces of this paper puzzle together.

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So now I want to live in this quaint little cottage with roses growing up the picket fence and a marmalade kitty sitting at the gate.  How about you?

Today we’ll create the cover art step by step, and you can listen to my sweet husband play pretty music while I add the flowers around the shutters.

Then I’ll give you the deets on how to create the fabric spine and dangle charm.  I came up with a new way to add the charms, and I think it’s pretty fabulous.

So, if you are ready, please join me for Part 5 How to Build a Mini Album from Scratch.


Do You Need to Catch Up?

If you missed the 4 previous installments of this tutorial you can find them as follows:

  • Building the album base, tabbed spine, and signature: Part 1
  • Covering the decorative tags and creating the interactive inside covers: Part 2.
  • Decorating the signatures: Part 3.
  • Finishing the Signatures: Part 4.

True story, my friends….I love the way this album turned out.  Many of you have told me that you will be making it along with me, and that’s so exciting!  I hope you have as much fun with it as I did.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




9 thoughts on “Part 5: How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch

  1. Lillian Lumachi

    Just want to thank you for this tutorial on how to make a mini album. I learned so much and appreciate your great way of explaining how to make each part….you are a fabulous teacher! Thank you for sharing your talent with your fans!

  2. Barbara Franco

    I just went ahead and ordered all I need to make this adorable album and am ready to start. I see you refer to the Graphic 6 x 6 signature all the time and looks like you took an album apart to get a preconstructed signature. Is there a tutorial to actually make one of these signatures? The one you use has 3 flaps I think and pockets etc. Would be grateful for the info

    1. Susan Steele

      So sorry …hope you don’t mind if I comment under yours ….can’t have Kathy thinking I don’t appreciate her most amazing talent! My box has a square sad face in it and won’t let me type …grrrr! And thank you Kathy for such a beautiful, beautiful mini-album …from start to finish! I haven’t gotten to start mine yet …tummy issues! But soon, luv your color choices and adore the front cover and that green striped ticking for the spine …perfect! Take a breath …but what is the next project? Big hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Helen

    From the basics to the advanced, the techniques you share are wonderful, along with your flowing style and Dale’s music, learning is a joy. Thankyou for sharing this series with all the detail, and what a finished book, telling a wonderful story about ‘Being Home’.

  4. Carolyn Pecen

    Thank you for showing us how to make an album from start to finish. I know you cover parts of this in almost every video, but it is great having it all together. I really appreciate that and seeing how you sneak in all the flaps and hiding places!!!! Love that!!! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Sandi Smith

    I have enjoyed every step of this absolutely gorgeous album! Every detail has been so much fun to watch plus seeing you create each detail is a learning experience and so inspiring. The way you layer everything and pull it all together s amazing. I would enjoy more tutorials like this and even though we have to wait for each step, it is worth the wait and it’s something to anticipate. I also want to mention how much I enjoy your husband’s music and in particular that beautiful song of praise and worship. Thank you, Kathy!

  6. Barbara Franco

    Loved everything about this tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Your talent of putting it all together is amazing.

  7. Joni E

    Thank you for sharing the tutorial on this mini album-It is so full of amazing creativity! Thank your husband for the background music, you are both so talented. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

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