1 Card Kit + 1 Sheet of Color Vibe Cardstock = A mini album that is 2 cute!
Hello there friends- it’s Tya! I got the chance to spend a little time in my craft room and created a little project that is so fun! So lately I have been on a mini album kick and love finding and creating new ways to make little books that are just waiting to be filled up with memories. This project combines my love of card making, mini albums, and Color Vibe Cardstock! If you haven’t ever used one of the card kits – you are in for a treat! They are filled with precut papers and icons and are meant to make card-making quick and easy. But as you can see – with a little ingenuity – you can use them for projects other than cards as well!
This album is made with just one sheet of Color Vibe Cardstock to make a great little album to place a few fall-themed photos and memories in. The cardstock is scored and folded into an accordion and when we do that there are 4 small top pockets that you can take out and add more pictures or memories to. The album is decorated with pieces from the card kit that I trimmed to fit this smaller-sized album.
I’ve provided a little photo step–by–step guide on how I made this:
1- Take a piece of Terracotta 12x12 Color Vibe cardstock and trim to 11x12. On the 12-inch side -score the paper at 3 inches, 6 inches, and 9 inches. Rotate the paper counterclockwise, with the 11-inch side on the top, and score at 6 inches.
2-Fold the bottom edge up. This is going to be the base of your album
3-On each little section- we are going to add different edges to the pockets. The first edge is simply one corner folded down with the left edge meeting the fold line and then glued down. The second pocket is simply punched with a circle punch.
4-The third pocket is punched with a tab punch for a fun scrolled-looking notch.
5-The fourth pocket is made by taking this angled piece of brown and white dot paper from the card kit. I traced the paper on the pocket and then cut along the lines. Now this last pocket has a fun angled edge perfect for sliding in a large tag. Now- add a small, very thin line of glue on each of the scored lines to create the pockets. I left the 2 outer edges of the pockets unglued to make removing the pullouts easier to access.
6- If you’d like to add a ribbon closure like I did, adhere the ribbon to the back of the album.
Here are a few close-ups of each of the little pockets. Again, I used just the pieces from the Card kit to decorate the outside and the inside pullouts on the album. I also added some Enamel Dots as well for a little shine and some cream twine.
This little album would make the best little gift to send to loved ones far away, a little memento to keep in your purse, or make a few different sets of these and add them to a basket along with your fall home décor! Any way you choose to use it – I hope I have inspired you to be creative and think outside the box. What was meant for cards – turned into a sweet little mini album to be enjoyed year after year! Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting Friends!