Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tutorial on How to make the gate fold box for the Mon Amour Mini Album

Hi everyone :-)
Here is a short tutorial with measurements on how to make the gate fold box for the Mon Amour gate fold mini album

Video of the finish box with the mini album inside

Front of the box with opening in the middle.
Cut out 4 of this panels from chipboard.

And 2 of this for the ends. Here you need to measure how thick your chipboard is and add it to 7 1/2 length.

And 2 of this for the top.

For the bottom part I cut out 3 of this 1/4 thick foam board. You can also use chipboard and cut 2 of this size and 3/4 for the sides to make a box.

Glue together the parts with strips of Tyvek envelopes on the outside of the top lid  then fold the parts  out and glue the Tyvek strips on the inside. 

 Then glue both sides on the bottom part with Tyvek strips 1 1/4 from the sides.Use strong glue here.

Shape it together and put under press with something heavy over night.
Punches are great to use :-) Also added a strip of masking tape around to hold it all n place .

There was something missing on the top so I decided to make a frame on the top

I cut out 2 pieces 9x6 inch chipboard and cut out 6 x 4 1/2 in the middle so the frame is 1 1/2 wide.

Added strips of decor paper and glued on the top.The metal buttons are also from G45.
Decorate with what you like. I used some swirls, flowers from WOC, and Prima. 

On the sides i added metal door pulls and on the stand claw feet also from G45.

Here is how the box opens.

All folded out with the photo album inside.

The closure on front and backside and the bead caps for the tassels are from Butterbee scraps and here is the link to they`r store,

And they lived happily ever after :-)
Supply list:
Mon Amour collection, claw feet and antique metal door pull from Graphic 45.chipboard, foam board, Tyvek envelope.glue and 2 knobs from TH 

Here is the link to the blog post of the finish box with the album for more pictures,

Here is the link to the page tutorial where I show how to make the page base, double photo mat insert, pockets, flaps and  binding,

Here is the link to Graphic 45 blog

And facebook page,

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,

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


  1. A stunning and really beautiful album. Your talent is amazing. You are a genius, an inspiration to every papercrafter.

  2. So beautiful, Anne. Your work is so inspiring. I follow your advice and "save everything"!

  3. Absolut stunning work here again Anne. You are such a huge inspiration to any crafty girl and boy out there. Your work is simply genius.

  4. Wonderful job, so elegant and classy. Love your albums, you have magic in your hands.

  5. i love all your creations that you make. such an inspiration to us all. Just a lovely box with a great album to display anyone's wedding photos, great job Anne xx

  6. wonderful work Anne , I love what you do, it is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing

  7. This is the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen! You do awesome work!

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  9. You are an inspiration. Love Love Love your work You are a great teacher too your tutorials are easy to follow Thenkyou for sharing xx

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  11. Anne your creations are stunning! I really Love this project and have been inspired to make something for my BFF for Christmas using a different collection of Grafphic 45 paper (real fan of their designs). She and I have been creating for over 10 years, and as a very imaginative, tactile person I believe she would just love all the interactive elements to this type of design. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  12. Beautiful, creative, amazing! Your creativity and patience are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Beautiful, creative, amazing! Your creativity and patience are wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  14. What can I say that has already been said wonderful work and such detail in the instructions which make it so easy. I have made your mini journal using guilded Lily and love it, just waiting for a corner punch to arrive to finish it off then it will be my constant companion in my bag to use every day. Will be reminded of your talent every time I open my bag and pull it out to write notes in and dates. Thankyou so much for your inspiring videos.

  15. I only just found this today as I bought the 12 x 12 pad and a few embellishments this week. Can you make the whole thing from one pad please?


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