Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cartwheel mini Album tutorial

Hi all.

I used the Cartwheel paper collection and emblishments from Heidi Grace designs to make this album.

The album measures 8 by 6 1/2 the spine is 2 1/2 inches. I used the hidden hing binding from Paperphenomenon.

I designed this album using 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock. I find it harder and harder to find 12 by 12 kraft cardstock locally.

Here is a video of this album.

There are 6 pages in this album. Each page is made from one 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of cardstock and one  7 1/2 by 6 piece.

I posted 2 videos here if you prefer a visual tutorial.

This will be the base page. 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock (cs) Score on the 8 1/2 " side at 1/2 and 8. Score on the 11" side at 6.  

Next cut off the flaps on the 5" side of the cardstock. 
fold the flaps in and add score tape  and place the   7 1/2 by 6 sheet over the flaps to create a pocket. Flip the page over and fold the 5" flap. 

Attach the above piece to the flaps on the base page. 

This is what the front of the base page looks like. I've rounded the corners with my corner chomper. 

There are several pockets and belly bands in this album. You will need to make a total of 2 page designs of each to make a total of 6 pages. 

First page design
1 base page - Attach pocket to inside of flap and belly band to back of base page.

Inside pocket 6 X 3/4. Score 1/2" on 2 short and 1 long side. 

The back of the page has a belly band. 
8 1/2 X 2
Score 1/2 on both short side. 

Inside of base page 1 with pocket. 

Back of base page with belly band attached. 

2nd page style.
1 base page needed. 
This page style I used a border punch on the flap

Inside pocket. 7 X 3 1/2. Score on 2 short side and 1 long side. 
Attach to inside of base page. 

Apply score tape to the flaps and attach to the inside of the base page. 

You will need to cut 2 of sheets of card stock at 6 X 4 3/4 . Score 1/2 on 2 long sides. These will be attached to the back of the page to make 2 pockets. You can use a border punch on the left side of the pocket. 

In this picture you will see a gap between the pockets. Disregard that I measured one wrong when putting together this tutorial. the measurements are correct at 6 X 4 3/4.

The last of the page designs
You will need 1 base page. 

1 sheet cs that measures 8 1/2 by 2 Score 1/2 on both short sides. 

Attach this to the front flap. 

Then you need to make a pocket for the inside of the page. 
Cut cs at  8 1/2 X 3 1/2. Score on 2 short sides and 1 long side. 

Apply score tape to the flaps. Be sure to but the long bottom flap on top of the 2 side flaps to prevent tags from getting stuck. 

Attach pocket to inside of base page. As shown in the below picture. 

You will need to make 2 of each of the above page designs if you want to make the album the same as mine. 







1 comment:

  1. I just came across your youtube video and then hopped on over to your blog. thanks for the tutorial. you did a really good job on how to put your album together. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Beautiful ablum Ü