Friday, December 12, 2014

How to make a chipboard dog house mini album holder part 1

Hi everyone :-)
Here is part 1 on how to make a chipboard dog house stand from start to finish for the mini album
using the wonderful Raining Cats and dogs collection from Graphic 45.
In this 1. part I will show how to make the chipboard stand and in part 2 how to decorate it with flip out windows.

Video tutorial

Seen from the side finish decorated.

Measurements for the dog/cat house mini album stand
I use 2mm thick chipboard to make the house study but if you don`t have that you can glue thinner chipboard together.
Roof and mini album cover. This roof can also be glued on with hinges and store an album with regular cover inside as I show in part 10 of the mini album tutorial.

Dog house front and back


You can just make this and skip the rest with the drawer if you like.

Measurements for the dog house inside room.
The house can be glued direct on the bottom plate with hinges ore make a " secret " room under the house. Here you also can store a regular album that I show how to make in part 10 in the mini album tutorial.

Measurements entrance

Measurements for the bottom sides and front drawer.

 Inside the stand we need some partitions and support to hold the house study. 

Measurements for the drawer
All glues together with paper hinges. Cut 1 inch strips and score at 1/2

Here are the measurements for a regular cover if you want to make an album to store inside the dog house.

There is also a drawer to store memorabilia of your pet in the front

Supply list
Raining Cats and dogs 12 x 12 - 8 x 8 and 6 x 6. Chipboard cut outs, Ornate metal label holder, all from Graphic 45. Black cardstock. 2mm chipboard,I am using Bazzill Prismatics. Black electric cord tape,magnets,glue,score board,black paint, Bone die from Joy Crafts and 4 metal feet from Tim Holtz

Here is the link to my fussy cutting tutorial,

Here is the link to fine tip glue applicator

Here is the link to an Ebay seller for strong magnets,

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,

Have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. I just stated following your work and it's amazing... I already tried doing the bigger house, the one you did with the Eerie Tale Collection, but using Steampunk. I can more than have way doing the pages. Thank for sharing your amazing work. I am looking forward of seeing more of your amazing work. God bless you and Thak You. By the way I am from Puerto Rico.

  2. I just started making crafts ,mainly with cardstock and your work is a big inspiration to me,not to mention your tutorias which have really helped me.Thank you so much!

  3. I was wondering how many total sheets of the 2mm chipboard I should buy for this project...and what size? 12x12, 8 1/2×11 ? Not sure what would be best to use. Thank you. I love your tutorials.


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