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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tri-Shutter Mini Album Turorial....

I love making mini albums. They are perfect for when you have a lot of pictures from one event but they are also perfect for when you don't have enough pictures to make a layout and they make the perfect gift! The mini album I am going to show you today can serve two purposes...it can be a mini album and it can also be a mini album card. I actually made this album by attatching two tri-fold cards together and adding a cover. Once you see how easy and fun these are you will be making them all the time. So let's get started....

First, you are going to start with a 12"x12" sheet of cardstock and you are going to cut into 2 - 6"x12" pieces:

You are then going to take each 6"x12" piece and score them on the 12" side at 2-4-8-10 inch marks

Cut 1 and a half inches in on the long side from the 2 inch mark to the 10 inch mark

The folding is the trickiest part, but once you get it figured out this is what you will end up with

You are now going to take more pieces of cardstock and cut 2 - 4"x6" pieces and 2 - 6"x6" pieces

Taking the 2 tri-fold pieces, match up together and attatch the 4"x6" cardstock to the front and back

Now take the 2 6"x6" pieces of cardstock and score them both at the 2 inch mark

Add these 2 pieces to the right and left sides. These will be your cover.

As you can see, I wanted to add a few more pictures so I took the first photo and added a folded strip so I could make a little flip up of photos. I did this on both sides where you first open the album...To acheive this look...use a 1 inch strip and attatch halfway on the back of your photos and then attatch cardstock over the back of each photo

You are now ready to decorate your album...be creative, and most importantly...have fun! This album was a little hard to photograph, but here is my finished product...


These photos are from the begining of the album to the end:






6 comments:

Diana Crick said...

Absolutely amazing and so well thought out. It looks like your children love the snow. I live in the Pacific North West. We have to love the rain...lol. I will enter your name for the Kindle Draw.
Diana

Eva said...

I absolutely love this and will for sure be scrap lifting!!! Thanks so much for the instruction.
Eva :0)
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I have a giveaway on my blog

Sandi B said...

Totally love this and most definitely will be making one with my grandkids pictures. Beautiful colors used. Also, great tutorial you did for this. Thanks bunches.

tiffany said...

wow- this is gorgeous!! thanks for sharing the instructions, will have to give this a try!!

Leah Crowe said...

Completely amazing, what a gorgeous card!!! I love the instructions as well!!

marcia said...

very nice job! I love the tutorial in conjunction with the finished project! Thank you!