Friday, December 18, 2015

How To Make a 6X4 Pocket Mini Album From Start To Finish featuring A Christmas Carol from Graphic 45

Here is a easy and fast tutorial on how to make a 6 x 4 Christmas pocket mini album from start to finish. The first 25 minutes will be for the page construction, binding and making the cover.The next 35 minutes for decorating the album.This is a one part video tutorial.
There are 6 pages in this album but you can make as many as you like :-) All the pages are made from the 12 x 12 paper pad but you can use regular cardstock to build up the pages and use decor paper over. Using the beautiful An Christmas Carol paper collection from Graphic 45

Video tutorial from start to finish

Video of the finish album.

The cover is build up 3 times with pop dots to create a 3D effect.

Backside of the cover. 

Inside the front cover and the 1. front page.
Will also show how to use different embellishments from the paper line if you don`t like to fussy cut out the images. Will also show how to make a support for the folded pocket.

There are 2 pockets on the front of the page.

1. page backside and 2. front page.

On all the backside of the pages are a pull out flap.

Inside there is a pocket with photo mats for photos .

2. front page with pockets and tags

 2. backside page with flap and 3. page front.

Flap folded out and can be taken out.

Inside the fussy cut pocket a large photo can be placed

There are large photo mats or journaling cards inside all the large pockets.

3. backside page and 4. front page.

flap folded out

More fun tags, jurnaling cards and photo mats :-)

4. backside page and 5. front page.

Inside the flap there is another photo mat.

 More fun photo mats inside the pockets on the 5. front page.

5. backside page and 6. front page. the tag on the left holds the flap in place.

More tags and photo mats.

6. backside page and backside cover.

Inside the flap there is more space for photos.

Love to fussy cut out the images fro the paper line :-)

The spine is made out of decor paper, cardstock and vinyl.

Free templates and measurements for the pages.

Insert flap for the pocket

And chipboard cover.

Close up picture of the front cover.

Seen from above.

 The album closes up with a ribbon from May arts.

Supply list:
A Christmas Carol collection from Graphic 45,1-2 mm chipboard,Black cardstock, vinyl,glue,pop dots,ribbon,score board and something to cut with.

Here is the link to my fussy cut video tutorial,

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 tutorial is helpful and inspiring. 
Wish you all a wonderful Christmas and all the best wishes for the new year :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. I sure enjoyed your video tutorial. What a beautiful album! All the work and creativity that you put into making it is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!

  2. Chapeau! Excellent handwork! Thank you dear Anne for all the things i learn following your videos and blog! i may not always leave you a msg, but i do read your posts :)
    send you lot of hugs! Merry Christmas & happy new year! from Belgium, Galia Ibarra

  3. Åh....fantastisk...igjen. Tusen takk for at du deler dine ideer med oss, jeg setter i hvertfall veldig stor pris på det. Jeg finner veldig mye inspirasjon i dine arbeider. Håper du tar en velfortjent pause og nyter julehøytiden.

  4. Anne, this album is truly stunning. Your attention to detail takes my breath away. I think you are the Queen of fussy-cutting! So thankful for your tutorials and inspiration. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing - I hope you had a Merry Christmas and wish you and your family, all the very best for 2016.

  6. Thank you Ann for the tutoriel. I will follow it for sure and make this beautifull album.


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