Sunday, July 5, 2015

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily journal mini Album - Tutorial

Hi everyone :-)
Have made a journal mini album that I will use for daily ideas and memories. This Gilded lily papers  from Graphic 45 are so so beautiful and I think it is my new favorite paper line :-)

Video with a short tutorial for the file folder pages,

Made the cover of this book by gluing the papers down on Tyvek envelopes with multi medium matte.The punch is from Martha Stewart.

Inside the cover I made an envelope with and cut out a frame so I can journal direct on the left over copy papers I used for the jounaling pages. Have a tutorial on how to make this dimensjonale envelopes and here is the link,Here is the link to how to make Pizza box, boxes, basket and 3D envelope,
Some fussy cutting going on again on the right side to make a pocket for some tags.

Inside the 1. file folder page I made a pocket and added a frame behind.
Made a magnetic bookmark out of 2 tags seen on the right side top to hold some tags or be used as a note holder.

Here I used the border to make a magnetic clip.

An other magnetic clip and on the right side I saved the frame when I fussy cut out images and addad an other cut apart under to make a pocket. Have a tutorial on how to make this tags and here is the link,

Used the same frame shape here and there is place for a photo inside.

Here I made a flip on the file folder page and inside there is a pocket. Punched the hinge to make an other pocket on the right side and the punch is from Martha Stewart.

Made a corner bookmark to hold some copy papers together  on the left and on the right side there is a side pocket.

The other side of the corner bookmark.

Backside cover with a note block also made out of the left over copy paper.

There is a frame behind the note holder.

The note holder frame can be taken out.

Close up picture of the note holder. 
Love love this Marie Antoinette ladies and flowers :-)

All the papers are glued together wit repositionable tape.

 Close up picture of the magnetic bookmarks.

This are great to hold different notes in place on the pages :-)

The album is bounded together with elastic cord.
Have a tutorial on how to make this binding and here is the link,

Measurements and templates
Great to make a template as show bellow. 

I used 4 of this file folders.

I used copy paper for the pages in between the file folders.

Front cover.
The cover measure 7 x 12 all around the book.

Back cover decorated with a Martha Stewart on the sides of the spine.

Had so so fun making this journal mini album with this gorgeous paper line :-)

Supply list:
Gilded lily 12 X 12 - 8 X 8 - 6 X 6 and  ephemera cards from Graphic 45, cream cardstock from Bazzill-8x1mm magnets,tyvek envelopes,multi media matte,stretchy cord,copy paper and a big smile on your face when you create with this beautiful papers :-)

Here is the link to how to make covers for mini albums and journals,

Here is the link to how to make binding, spine and hinges,

Here is the link to how to make your own tag shapes and frames,

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,

Thanks for stopping by and your always sweet comments!
Have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Dear Anne,
    this album is a dream. Love your work, love the papers you used. You are so very talented and creative. I am a big fan. Hugs Beate

  2. Beautiful album, Anne. I think I will make these as party favors for my daughters 21st birthday which is one month away. If I were going to make four of them how many pads of the Graphic 45 paper would you suggest I buy? Thank you. You always do such lovely work.

  3. Such a Beautiful album as usual. Bye

  4. félicitations pour ce superbe travail et merci pour ce tuto.
    un album tout en romantisme et en fraicheur comme on les aime.

  5. The project is magnificent, you are so creative. I can't wait to try it.
    I love the Gilded Lady paper. I am using it as an invitation for my friends 70th birthday. I guess I am confused as to how to make the cover and connect it to the pages. Do I cover thick cardboard with Tyvek envelope or just use the envelope. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you for your creativity.

  6. extremely beautiful.......... hats off to your creation. you have made damn creative diary.


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