Friday, February 19, 2016

New Beginners Photo / mini album tutorial. Any Size.

Hi everyone :-)
Have made an easy tutorial on how to make a photo / mini album from start to finish using the summer fun Bye the Sea paper collection from Graphic 45. This tutorial is for new beginner or just want to make a quick and easy photo album .This album can be made in any size you like and it requires no other tool than a pair of scissors, ruler and a score tool. Will show how to make pocket expanding pages, the binding, cover and decorate the album finish.

Video tutorial from start to finish.
The base for the album start at 4 minutes to 17 minutes and the rest of the video I show how to make pockets and decorate the album.

Will show tow to make this layered cover and will also give you some suggestion if you like an easy cover without any fussy cutting.

 Inside cover and 1. front page with a photo mat inside.

1. Backside page with a pocket and 2. front page with a belly band.

 2. Backside page with a side pocket. 3 Page front with a pocket .

3.Page backside with pockets and tags cut out to hold the photo mat.
4 front page with some stripes to hold the photo mat.

4. Backside page with a angle pocket. 5. Front page wit a tag and a image to hold the photo mat.

5. backside page and inside back cover.

Backside cover with a photo mat inside the pocket.
Here you can write a note to the receiver and tell them to glue the photo mat on the backside after :-)

Measurements for the page but this you can make any size you like :-)
The finish pages for this album is 8 x 5 1/2

You can recyckle some house hold chipboard and glue 2 together or use a study chipboard.
On the photo it says 8 x 6 but the correct is 8 1/2 x 6.
Just add 1/2 inch more than the pages.

Will also show how you can decorate the pages more easy if you don`t like to fussy cut out the images.

Now it is finish to add you photos or give it as a gift to a friend :-)

Supply list:
Decor paper Graphic 45 By the Sea 12 x 12 and 8x8 papers, pockets and tags.Good quality card stock, Scissors, glue, score tool, ruler and chipboard

Here is the link to my fussy cut tutorial,

And here is the link to How to make pockets for mini album and project life where I show how to use hinges,

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 have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. This album is fantastic ... I love that By The Sea Collection !

  2. Anne, thanks so much for posting this for us beginners! I always admire your work. You're so talented. I'm sooo new to paper crafting,I haven't even perfected using my paper trimmer yet. This is great that the measurements are easy. Thanks for posting!

  3. I love this paper collection....I purchased it and plan to make a journal.
    Your videos are great! Thanks for posting

  4. Gorgeous, lovely album! I also love this collection, I've just made a drawer box with and album with this collection. Can't wait for the summer to begin! :)

    Have a great day!

  5. Anne, I just watched your video tutorial on this. Totally amazing.

    You made it look doable even for beginners, so I am now inspired to go and try this for myself.


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