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Part 5: How to Make a Mini Album from Scratch

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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