Christmas Mini Album Tutorial – 2 Crafty Little Sisters

Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little SistersOur Christmas in July series is winding down, it’s been a lot of fun creating projects with Christmas in mind, it’s my favorite season!  This little Mini Album turned out adorable, it’s just perfect for putting your Christmas photos in.

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This project was made using:
BoBunny – Tis The Season Collection – Christmas – 12 x 12 Collection Pack
Enjoy all the projects we made with this paper pack:
Christmas mini album
Christmas mini coffee cup holder
Ghirardelli Christmas treat box holder
Hand sanitizer gift holder
Christmas cocoa cup holder treat box

Christmas Mini Album Tutorial

You’ll need a scoring board, I have the Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool and love it!

Cut a piece of thin cardboard 6″ x 8″
Cut 2 pieces of designer paper 6″ x 8″
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Adhere one piece to the front of the cardboard and dab the edges with chalk paint.  Next shade the edges with a ColorBox Chalk Queue Ink Pad.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Using a heavy cardstock cut 2 pieces 8″ x 4-3/4″, score down the short side at 1/2″ and 3/4″
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Fold on the score lines and burnish with your bone folder.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Your piece should form a channel as shown.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Run glue along the 1/2″ tab.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
and adhere it to the backside of the cardboard piece.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Repeat on the other side.
Cut the top flap 6″ x 4-3/4″ and score at 1/2″ and 3/4″, your piece when folded will measure 6″ x 4″.
Adhere the flap to the top, the same as you did for the sides.
Cut the bottom flap 6″ x 6-3/4″ and score at 1/2″ and 3/4″, your piece when folded will measure 6″ x 6″.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Glue a magnet to the inside of the top flap.

Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
match up the other half of the magnet, put glue on the bottom side, fold the left flap in and fold the top flap down so the magnet will be glued to the side.  Let sit to dry.Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Out of designer paper cut:
2 pieces 3-3/4″” x 5-3/4″, shade the edges with ColorBox Chalk Queue Ink Pad, and adhere to the top flap front and back.
2 pieces 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″, shade the edges with ColorBox Chalk Queue Ink Pad, and adhere to the to the bottom flap front and back.

4 pieces 3-3/4″ x 7-3/4″, shade the edges with ColorBox Chalk Queue Ink Pad, and adhere to the sides on the front and back.

I used the same paper for all the inside pieces and the same for the outside pieces.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters

To make the waterfall cut 8 pieces of cardstock 5″ x 4-1/2″ and score at 1/2″ so the pieces measure 5″ x 4″ when folded.
Glue the tab of the first piece centered at the top of the back piece.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Glue the next tab butted up against the edge of the first.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Glue the rest of the pieces the same way to form your waterfall.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
Cut a 5″ x 4″ piece and glue to the bottom of the back page overlapping the last bottom tab of the waterfall.
Out of designer paper cut 17 pieces 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ shade the edges with ColorBox Chalk Queue Ink Pad, and adhere to the front and back of the waterfall pages.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little Sisters
It’s time to decorate!!
I used the stickers from the BoBunny Tis the Season paper series to decorate.
I cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of black paper.  I took 2 jingle bells and ran a piece of wire through them, I poked the wire through the December 25 sticker and adhered to the black piece.
I glued that to the top flap.
I ran a piece of ribbon around the bottom piece and glued it on.
Cut a piece of cardstock 1/2″ larger than the Merry Christmas sticker, and round the corners.
Adhere to the front over the ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to the front and add some bling to the sign.
Christmas Mini Album Tutorial - 2 Crafty Little SistersYour mini Album is ready for pictures!

In this post are links to Scrapbook.com and Amazon.com for if you would like to purchase any of the items used to make this card.   2 Crafty Little Sisters are affiliates and receive a small commission from any sales…at no additional cost to you.  This helps fund the items we use to create our tutorials.  We would be honored and grateful if you purchase through us.  Thanks!

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