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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Part 4 How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch

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

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to Part 4 How to Make a Mini Album from scratch with Stamperia Welcome home!  From the feedback you have left on my YouTube Channel and blog, y’all seem to be enjoying this in depth tutorial.  That makes me so happy!  Thanks for all the kind words and comments.  Y’all are the best!

Today we’re going to finish out the 2nd signature, finish the flip flap page on the center tab, and make the inserts for the side pockets.  You’re going to learn how to make the cute pop up feature pictured in the photo above.  Once you know how, you’re not going to want to stop adding this interactive feature to your cards, albums and folios.

Using Large Images in Small Albums

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Stamperia has some of the most gorgeous 12×12 papers on the market.  But let’s be honest…trying to fit 12×12 paper into a 6×6 album can be very difficult.  Over the years, I’ve figured out a way to keep those 12×12 spreads in one piece, and I’m going to share that with you in today’s tutorial.

Fun with Flaps

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Several years ago I discovered the magic of flaps.  Ever since then, I have found many ways to create interactive elements by scoring a simple flap.  I’m going to share a really fun way  to create a door that opens in this mini album.  I think you’ll like it!

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Are you ready to see how we finish up the interior of this album?  Grab a cuppa and a snack, prop up your feet, and maybe grab a notebook and pencil, too.  Here we go…

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

We’ll finish up this in depth tutorial for this week’s Make & Take Tuesday.  In that final segment we will create the shaker cover, the cloth spine, and the ribbon closure.  See you then!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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