Mini Photo Book
by Angie Tieman
Create an small album that's perfect for gift giving.
- 1 piece 5 ¼” x 6 ¼” cardstock for album base
- 2 chipboard coasters cut to 2 ¼” x 3 ¾”
- 4 sheets patterned paper 2 ¼” x 3 ¾”
- Totally Tabs stamp set
- Tab punch
- 3/4" square punch
- Bone Folder (optional)
- 2 Jumbo Eyelets
- Eyelet setting tools
- Corner rounder
- Adhesive (SNAIL™, Mono temporary, and Sticky Strip™ )
- Paper cutter with cutting & scoring blade
- Assorted stamps, inks, cardstock, patterned paper, and embellishments
Score the 5 ¼” x 6 ¼” album base vertically at 2 ½” and 2 ¾”.
Score the same piece horizontally at 2” and 2 ¼” from the bottom.
Cut away the bottom left corner 2 ¾” wide by 2 ¼” high.
Pre-fold scored lines and corner round top edges.
Cut two pieces of chipboard coasters to 2 ¼” by 3 ¾”.
Decide how you want to arrange the patterned paper on chipboard coaster pieces.
Corner round top outside edge of each chipboard coaster piece and patterned paper piece.
The corner rounder won’t go through totally, but it will make an indention, so cut along that and then use sanding block to smooth out, if desired.
Adhere patterned paper to chipboard coaster pieces.
Stamp tabs on cardstock scraps and punch out with Tab punch (or use tabs of your choice).
Score tabs and seal shut with adhesive.
Adhere tabs to back side of each chipboard piece, aligning the second one slightly above the first one.
Punch 3/16” hole in white cardstock scrap using Crop-a-Dile™. Center the ¾” square punch over the hole and punch out.
Repeat above steps, but align the square punch over the hole so that it is in the top left corner and punch out.
Using temporary adhesive, adhere white center hole square against score line at the top left edge of album cover and punch 3/16” hole with Crop-a-Dile. Repeat on back side of album against score line at the top right edge.
The square is only a guideline to punch your hole. Take it off after you punching the hole.
Using temporary adhesive, adhere white square with hole in the upper left corner to the first chipboard piece and punch 3/16” hole with Crop-a-Dile. Repeat for second chipboard piece.
Decorate album cover and chipboard pieces as desired, then insert a jumbo eyelet through the album cover and first chipboard piece.
Set jumbo eyelet with eyelet setter, hammer, and mat.
Insert jumbo eyelet through back album cover and second chipboard piece; set with eyelet setter, hammer, and mat.
Fold up the extended flap piece of the album and apply Sticky Strip™ adhesive around the edges.
Carefully fold up flap piece behind both chipboard pieces and adhere to inside back cover of album
Finished Book Closed.
Finished book open.