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Part 3 How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch

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Part 3 How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch with Stamperia Welcome Home

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for Part 3 How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch?  In this segment, we’re going to dive in and start working on the interactive signature pages.  First, we will do a walk-through of the first  signature so you can see how all the pages work.  Then we will create those same elements in the second signature.  I think you’re really going to enjoy seeing how all the bits and pieces come together!

In case you missed it, you can watch Part One HERE.  That’s where we build the chipboard album from scratch, add the tabbed spine and make the signature pages.

Part 2 of this series can be viewed HERE.  In this segment we make the 3 decorative tags and design the front and back inside covers.

Teacups and Teapots

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Each signature in this mini album follows a theme.  The first signature focuses on the whimsical houses in this collection.  The second signature focuses more on teacups and teapots, one of my favorite themes.

More Practice with Building a Scene

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Both segments will give you lots of practice using collage to build a scene.  This segment is a bit long, but that’s because I take the time to build each page in the signature step by step with you.  I hope you will enjoy watching the way the pages come together and learning a bit more about my process for building a page.

Part 3 Build a Mini Album from Scratch on YouTube

Grab a cuppa and a snack, and maybe a notebook and a pencil, too.  I caption in most all of the measurements for you, so you might want to write them down as you watch.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post in case you want to make this album with these same supplies.  But you can also use any papers that you happen to have on hand.  That’s the beauty of learning how to create with this process.

I hope you enjoy a restful Sunday.  Look for Part 4 of this series tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Part 2 How to Make a Mini Album From Scratch

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Part 2 How to Build a Mini Album From Scratch with Stamperia Welcome Home

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised, I’m back today with Part 2 How to Build a Mini Album From Scratch.  If you missed Part One, you can find it HERE.  That segment of the tutorial shows you how to create the chipboard album cover, spine, and interactive page signatures.  Today wepre going to focus on covering the tags using scraps, decorating the inside cover, and creating a fun flap/hidden pocket page for the back inside cover.  Are you up for it?

Creating Decorative Tags

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Y’all know how much I enjoy working with tags.  I had 3 G45 Square Tags left over from an earlier album project, and decided this would be a good time to use them.  Now, you can use a LOT of designer paper covering the front and back of these tags.  And I was only willing to devote one sheet of 12×12 paper and some paper scraps for that purpose. Since I had 3 tags, that meant I needed to cut 6 tag covers.  You can’t cut 6 full tag covers from that amount of paper.  What to do?

  • First, cut 3 full covers using the Graphic 45 Square Tags Die.
  • Next, line the top of the tag die (the domed part) over 3 scraps of patterned paper.  Run through your machine and set aside.
  • Then place the bottom portion of the die (with the rounded corners) over 3 more scraps of paper and die cut again.
  • Now you can piece the die cut top and bottom with scraps of patterned papers to fill in then blanks.  I like to tear the edges for a more organic look.  You can watch this process in the video tutorial below.

You can also watch me decorate the tags with fussy cuts and ephemera bits.  Didn’t they turn out so cute?

Decorating the Inside Covers

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We’ll get more collage practice in during this tutorial segment, too, friends.  And I’ll share some fun ways to add interactive elements to the inside covers of your album.

Part 2 How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch on YouTube

So are you ready to get your craft on?  Please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post in case you want to purchase the materials for your own mini album.  Of course, you can just follow the steps and use papers that you have in your stash.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Part 3 of the tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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