When Pigs Fly Mini Album Tutorial

Frilly and Funkie Saturday Step x Step: When Pigs Fly Mini Album Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Isn’t Saturday just the most wonderful day of the week?  You can wear your jammies all day long if you feel like it!  I know a lot of us are dealing with the winter blues right now, so I’ve worked up a really fun When Pigs Fly Mini Album Tutorial to brighten up your weekend.  It’s made with Graphic 45’s Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector’s Edition and a whole bunch of dies from my stash.   And, since it is Saturday, I have a YouTube Video Tour AND a Snapguide Tutorial to share with you.  How fun is that?

When Pigs Fly!

You know those little Russian dolls that stack inside one another?  Well, this mini album is a lot like them, because it is a constructed like a mini album within a mini album.  It’s interactive, whimsical and has a fun steampunk/vintage vibe.

The inside pages are made with Tammy Tutterow’s incredibly versatile Paper Bag Envelope Die.  This adds an interactive element , and that always makes me happy!

The flowers are made with Tammy’s Pom Pom Posie Die and printed paper from the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection.  I took a walk on the wild side and added stamens to the center this time.

This little piggy went to market…via air mail!  I love this piggy so much that I went searching through my considerable button stash in search of this wooden piggy button.  Be still my heart!  And see that cute banner floating beneath Mr. Pig?  It’s made with Tammy’s Shortie Tabs Dies.  Yes, people…I had a Tammy love fest going on in my studio this week!

This chunky little piggy album measures just about 3.5″ x 5.5″ and has a 2″ spine.  I could go on and on…but why don’t you just watch this YouTube video tour so you can see all the details.

When Pigs Fly YouTube video tour

When Pigs Fly Snapguide Tutorial

I put together a Snapguide tutorial that covers the basics of building the album base, creating a tab binding system, making the pocket pages and the cute little Mini Tag Books that are used throughout.  I don’t go into decorating the pages…maybe a hint here or there.  But once you know how to build the album base, etc. you can make this album in any theme you choose.  It’s the old “give a man a fish/teach a man to fish” theory in practice.


Check out How to G45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe When Pigs Fly Mini Album by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

I hope you found some ideas here that you can use in your own creative process.  I spent hours (days, actually) pulling all of this together for you in hopes that it would get your creative juices flowing.  I have product links below.  Just click on the picture and it will take you right to the store.  How’s that for enabling?

I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for sharing your Saturday with me!



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18 thoughts on “When Pigs Fly Mini Album Tutorial

  1. Cathie C.

    Kathy, this is amazing! I love the colors and design and you prove, once again, that you are the reigning queen of mini albums. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

  2. Linda, the funkie junkie

    Fantastic mini album, Kathy. So many details with fun surprises here and there. Love the design and all the gorgeous new Graphic 45 papers. Thank you so much for the video to show us close up all the special elements and your Snapchat tutorial is so helpful. This is truly an inspiration and you have broken down the steps to make it do-able for us.


  3. Helen

    This is a great project. It’s so adaptable. The tutorial with step by step directions with pictures is so helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Orla Carey

    Hey Kathy – a work of art for sure and pigs will indeed fly when I produce something like it!! But in the meantime could you do me a favor and give the finished dimensions of the envelope – I don’t have that die so looking to improvise. Great project for a Jammie’s day – thanks for all the fabulous visual aids. You are one super talented lady

  5. D.Ann C

    Bwah-hahaha… just SAYING ‘When Pigs Fly’ makes me giggle! This sweet and whimsical album is lovely! I especially love those pretty flowers, that cute piggy button and the rest of the fun ephemera!

  6. Jenny L.

    Hi Kathy,
    wonderful tutorial and thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.
    This is a very supberly created creation.
    It’s quite funny as I often say when we win the lottery you will see pigs flying.
    No I haven’t won the lottery, but it’s almost like winning the lottery looking at your superb work.
    Lots of crafty love. jenny L.

  7. Ann DeHart

    This mini album is too much fun! Thanks for including so many photos, the video, and a snapguide. With your great variety of visual aids, anyone should be able to make a similar album. You are a true enabler… thank you!

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