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
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,https://butterbeescraps.com/product-category/new-arrivals/
And they lived happily ever after :-)
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,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgsJnzDCHkAFor 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 :-)