Mini Albums

wm-mini-album-slide1

This beautiful mini album was inspired by Helen Griffin. I decided to make myself a mini album for each of my children, where I would put photos from their early years to now – purely for me to enjoy and have displayed in my creative space to look at whenever I choose.

Helen kindly shared the measurements with everyone on her blog, but to cater to the A4 paper that we have in Australia, I have made some amendments to her original measurements AND included metric measurements as well as imperial.

To see a video showing you how to put this together, watch the following YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGW4aUvfwBg

 

MATERIALS:

  • 4 x A4 sheets of Whisper White (regular stock, not thick)
  • 3 x A4 sheets of a contrasting cardstock colour
  • Chipboard or really thick cardboard
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tear and Tape Adhesive double-sided tape
  • Bone Folder
  • Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • Petite Flower Punch
  • Layering Circle Framelits
  • Matching ink
  • Stamp Sets: Layering Love, Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri
  • Rhinestones

MEASUREMENTS:

INSIDE PAGES
Imperial Metric Number of pieces Colour
4” x 8¼” 10.2cm x 20.1cm 1 Whisper White
4” x 9” 10.2cm x 22.8cm 1 Whisper White
4” x 9¾” 10.2cm x 24.8cm 1 Whisper White

Along the long edge, score @ 4”/10.2cm, turn 180° and score again at 4”/10.2cm.
Do this on all three strips of card.
Please note: each of the above strips are the same height but different lengths. When you do the following scoring, you will end up with different spine widths.

COVER (made out of chipboard or really thick card)
Imperial Metric Number of pieces Colour
4¼” x 4¼” 10.8cm x 10.8cm 2
4¼” x 2” 10.8cm x 5.1cm 1

 

COVER PAPER (Outside and Inside)
Imperial Metric Number of pieces Colour
5” x 11¾” 12.7cm x 29.5cm 1 Whisper White
4” x 10½” 10.2cm x 26.1cm 1 Whisper White

 

COVER MATS
Imperial Metric Number of pieces Colour
4 1/8” x 4 1/8” 10.5cm x 10.5cm 2 Contrasting colour
3 7/8” x 3 7/8” 9.8cm x 9.8cm 2 Whisper White
4 1/8” x 1 7/8” 10.5cm x 4.8cm 1 Contrasting colour
3 7/8” x 1 9/16” 9.8cm x 4cm 1 Whisper White

 

PAGE MATS
Imperial Metric Number of pieces Colour
3¾” x 3¾” 9.5cm x 9.5cm 12 Contrasting colour

sept-crafternoon-class-1