Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tutorial how to make an easy mini album with flaps and magnets

Hi everyone :-)
Here is the tutorial on how to make the cover, binding and flip out pages for the Botanical Tea mini album. 
This is a easy mini album with flaps and magnets.Will show how to construct the cover, pages, and binding. Using hair clips for the page binding but will also show how to use thread to bind the pages to the cover. Also show how to attach magnets 

Video tutorial on how to make the cover, pages and  binding with hair clips .
Will also show how to bind it with thread and how to use magnets in albums.

Here is the link to the finish album,

Measurements for the cover.

I used strips of Tyvek envelopes to glue the cover together but you can also use duck tape or strong paper. Xyron sticker maker is a great glue to use but you can use any strong glue you like.
I found the tyvek on my local office supply store but I think you can get them on Ebay.

Measurement for the inside spine. On the back side I have glued on Tyvek envelope to make it strong.
Characters written in the brackets refers minus a bit.

Now it should look like this.

Measurements for the inside pages. I used 3 of this but if you dont like to make all the flaps you can make more. 

I am using hair clips for the binding. Easy and fast and then the pages easy can be taken out and be used for photo display :-)

Measurements for the flaps.  If you don`t like to have 2 score lines to build it up you can use 12 of the right flap.

If you like you can make some flip up instead.

This can be taken out and used as a photo frame.

Seen from the top.

Supply list:
Botanical Tea from Graphic 45, medium weight chipboard, cardstock ( I use Bazzil prismatic) glue,scoring tool,ruler, hair clips. scissor,Tyvek enveloper or any other strong binding such as tape.

Here is the link to Graphic 45 blog,
And here is the link to G45 Pinterest page for inspiration,
Here is the link to G45 Ning site,
Strong magnets,
Papers can be found at Kreativ Scrapping

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,
For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,

Hope this is helpful have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Anne thank you so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial for free, I would gladly have paid to download these instructions you are so generous. I have ordered these papers and I am so looking forward to creating an album with them, thank you again, hugs Sara xxx

  2. I'm telling my hubby that it's all YOUR fault that I can't stay in budget this month :D I was trying to not buy this G45 paperline, but you've made it irresistable, I must have it now!

  3. the magnet you use can you please tell me the size. love your work you are very talented and I just love all of your projects. thank you

  4. Hej Anne, tusind tusind tak for denne tut her, det er bare sååå fedt, at du deler med os alle sammen her, det værdsætter jeg rigtig meget, og håber, jeg kan gengælde din venlighed og gavmildhed en dag også.
    Jeg har et spørgsmål til dine billeder og mål her, hvad betyder de tegn, som du har skrevet i parantes på de forskellige flaps??? Har prøvet om jeg kan regne det ud, men må indrømme, det kan jeg altså ikke lige finde ud af, hvad de skal betyde, så håber du vil svare, da jeg bli´r ved med at spekulere i det nu ha ha ha.
    Men hvor er det bare et fantastisk flot og super lækkert album, du har lavet, jeg er helt solgt over det, og bli´r simpelthen bare nødt til at prøve det, og da jeg får et ny lille barnebarn snart er anledningen jo lige for. Så tusind tak igen for det store arbejde, du deler med os alle her.
    Knuzer fra danmark

  5. Dette var en kjempe flott tutorial. Har lagret den på favoritter. Tusen takk for at du deler :)

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talents.

  7. Wonderful tutorial Anne! I love the use of hair clips to attach the pages!

  8. Hello Anne, Thanks for yet another awesome tutorial. I have just finished making this album and posted it on my blog. If you are interested in having a look, this is the address.....
    Thanks again Anne,
    Babs xo


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