Sunday, August 2, 2015

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 8x5 Pocket mini album - Tutorial

Hi everyone :-)
As promised here is the tutorial on how to make the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily 8X5 pocket mini album with large photo mat tags and flip out tags. There will be a 13 part tutorial from start to finish on how to make the pages with hinge to hinge binding, tags, flip out pages,making the cover and decorate the album. In this blog post I show the finish album. Have tried to make this tutorial easy so new beginners can follow along.I will link all the parts bellow here as soon they are uploaded
This photo album have 5 pages and each have a pocket with a large flip out photo mat and a large tag.

1. Page with an acetate window on the pull out flap.

Behind there is also a large tag.

Close up picture of the acetate window and here a 6x4 photo can be placed inside.

All tags inside the 1. pocket page.

On all the backsides throughthe album I used the stamp sets and stamped with gold ink backside and 2. page front

Flaps open.

The 2 flip out and tag taken out of the 2. page.

2. backside aand 3. front page.

Here is a lot of room for journaling and photos.

These 2 pages are similar and they are made in a matchbook style.

Tags taken out of the2. and 3. page.

3. backside and 4. front page.

Flip out tag taken out of the 3. backside page.

Flip up page and tags for the 4. front page.

4. backside and 5. front page.

Flaps on each side.

Left flip out tag with a pocket and tag inside the frame that can be taken out.

The other side of the flip out tag.

Right flip out tag.

5. Backside page and backside cover.

Made this 5. page in a door style with magnetic closure.

Seen from the top with the tags almost out.

Close up picture of the layered flowers on the front cover.

Front cover without the tags.

Here is the link to part 1,

Here is the link to part 2

Here is the link to part 3,

Here is the link to part 4,

Here is the link to part 5,

Here is the link to part 6,    

Here is the link to part 7,

Here is the link to part 8,

Here is the link to part 9,

Supply list :
Gilded Lily 12 x 12 - 8 x 8 and 6 x 6 One of each paper pad, pockets and tags, ephemera cards, stamp set, shabby chick key and key hole all from Graphic 45, Walnut cream cardstock from Bazzill, pop dots, seam binding, glue, score board, cutting tool, Ranger multi media matte,Tyvek envelopes,8x1mm magnets,punches,chipboard, gold ink, a corner die and Pan pastel.
If you are cutting out the flower border strips around the front page, inside and for the backside you need a couple more sheet of the Royal Gardens paper or you can use the Versailles 12 x 12 papers on some of the pages inside the album instead of the Royal Gardens paper.
Remember this supplies are only suggestions.
Use what you have and what you like :-)

Here is the link to the Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Mini Album Journal - Tutorial

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

Here is the link to my fussy cut video tutorial,

Here is the link to fine tip glue applicator,

                  Here is the link to an Ebay seller for strong magnets,
Just type in 8x1mm magnets in the search felt.

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link, 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. Ann you are so kind to share your knowledge and craft. Your albums and tutorials are so well done and the albums are a work of art. Thank you so very much.

  2. As always an incredible interpretation from you! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful book with us and to keeping the standards of your work so very high! A treasure! I always am excited to see each piece you make and see how you use the gorgeous papers.

  3. This is something incredible! And yes, it is a work of art.) Thank you for the opportunity to see and learn.)

  4. Anne, another fabulous album, thanks for the tutorial, brilliant work of art

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Everything you create is amazing and beautiful.

  6. Anne, This mini is Gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  7. Anne, this is absolutely always!!

  8. 2nd comment Anne......I've just been going through the video......and its now officially the most beautiful mini I've ever seen!!

  9. So beautiful and detailed work as always Anne!!! I watch your projects for a long time on youtube. Thank you so much for sharing your art and tutorials with us. You're always such an inspiration!

  10. Just woooooooooooooow :) Gorgeous album!

  11. They are so pretty ...thank you for sharing your creation. Its so elegant and it...

  12. What a stunning album, you are so talented and inspiring, everything you do are a work of art, I wonder do you get paid from someone or are you giving us all this wonderful thinks for free? Thank you, Anne, for sharing all your creation

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  14. Like everything you make Anna, it is absolutely gorgeous

  15. Thank you thank you so much for sharing and giving us a tutorial! It is so beautiful!!

  16. absolutely stunning cant wait to seee next project you do


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