Sunday, December 21, 2014

Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas 6 x 4 pocket mini album tutorial

Hi everyone :-)
Here is a fast and easy tutorial on how to make a 6 x 4 pocket mini album from start to finish using the beautiful Twas the Night Before Christmas paper collection from Graphic 45

Video tutorial
The first 35 minutes will be for the page construction, binding and making the cover.
The next 20 minutes for decorating the album.

 There are 6 pages in this album but you can make as many as you like :-)
All the pages are made from the 12 x 12 paper pad but you can use regular cardstock to build up the pages also and use decor paper over.

Cover and 1. front page with a pocket.
Used the 6 x 4 cut aparts for all the photo mats inside the pockets

1. Backside and 2. front page with a pocket.

2. backside and 3.front page with a pocket.

3. backside and 4.front page with a pocket.

4. backside and 5.front page with a pocket.

 5. backside and 6.front page with a pocket.

 6. backside and the back inside cover.

Photo frame can be taken out.

Backside of the cover with a frame for photos.

Outside cover

Pages x 6

Cut of all the x also the one in the right corner lol
The 3/8 red score line is if you want some more room between the pages.

Here you can see the page folded,

Measurements for the cover. The middle spine i cut at 6 1/2 x 1 1/4 but you need to measure how wide your album is depends on if you use the 1/8 score line inside the pages.

This are so fun and fast to make so I made 2 for Christmas presents :-)

This album I made with a sewing theme using An Eerie Tale collection and some sewing theme dies.

All pages are made with the 12 x 12 Enchantment papers and some from the 6 x 6 paper pad.

There are pockets on all the right sides with tags made from the 12 x 12 templates and regular tags.

Large pockets on the backside and front covers.

Made a belly band on the back with a die ( sorry don`t remember the brand ) to hold a sewing themed card. Frame made with a Spellbinders die.

Outside cover 

Merry Christmas and the best wishes from me to all of you :-)

Santa is coming :-)

Supply list:
Twas The Night Before Christmas paper collection from Graphic 45, 1 thick mm chipboard,Black paper,glue,score board and something to cut with.

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 tutorial is helpful and inspiring.
Wish you all a wonderful Christmas and all the best wishes for the new year :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Thanks, Anne, and Best Wishes to you also. Please keep up your creative projects. You are so very inspiring.

  2. Thank you, Anne, for all your lovely creations. I am inspired by each and every one. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2015!

  3. Hi Anne, I love your latest projects and your tutorial is great as usual. Thank you for all the wonderful projects todate. I so love reading your blog and always feel inspired when I leave! Sending all good wishes from our house here in South Yorkshire (UK) to yours in Norway for a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
    Margaret A.

  4. Hi Anne! I have just come across your blog. Your Christmas album is amazing!! I am going to try to make one like yours for a gift this Christmas.
    I love it!!!! Thanks for the tutorial and measurements.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - 2015/2016

    Debbie Britland

  5. Hi,Anne! I live in the US on the other side of the world from you .I have been watching your tutorial for some time now .but i just what to tell you that you do these most Beautiful and Amazing paper work I have ever seen .I am 65 years young,also have love and followed paper crafting for many years and I"v seen over 200 paper craft and out of the 200 craft you are the best!!! I love paper crafting and anything that has is Vintage /with paper and lace ,for me I am on a kids level of making things with paper . ,But it don"t stop me from love it and watch your tutorial ! It think it take a amazing woman to do what you do the way you do it !

    Thanks !!From my house in the US to your house wishing you and your a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016

  6. Your work is so beautiful. This is what I plan on trying to make tomorrow.


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