Another fun mini album make

 Hellloooooo, sadly the eeeby geebies got the better of me this week after filming so I'm a little later than panned sharing the last of this weeks easy to make albums
So here it is, a fun little 8" x 5" album, perfect to add a picture under each pocket on the pages. The structure is made from card/cardstock and is just the right size to alter in papers from the smaller pads we have in our hoards:-)  
My Ambassador box arrived direct from Graphic 45 on Tuesday. Thank you Diane, Charee and Aimee for all the gorgeous new collections.  Each one is absolutely stunning.  Much as I wanted to get creating I could only bring myself to cut into three papers from the Midnight Masquerade collection to use on this little album. I found a pad of An Eerie Tale patterns and solids and used the purple and orange papers on the inside pages.  The colours from both collections work so well together. I had to add a few feathers to finish off the masks on the front cover................. too. 
Here's a couple more pictures of the first of my little albums, the supply list and video video for you to follow along to if you fancy making this little album yourself.
 all the pages have a simple band on them -
 the album is all tied up with a ribbon .................
Supply List 
7 sheets card or card stock in your chosen colour 
Cut five at 5: deep x 11" wide and score at 8" 9" 10".  Crease score lines and concertina up the 1" sections 
Bands - from left over card cut 10 piece 5" deep x 1 3/4" wide
Piece 1 - Cut one piece 5 1/4" deep x 11 1/4" wide.  Score at 1 3/4, 2 1/4" 10 1/4" and 10 3/4" from one end.  Fold and crease score lines 
Piece 2 - cut at 5 1/4" deep x 7 3/4" wide - score 1" in from one 5 1/4" edge
Bands for inside covers - cut two 5 1/4" deep x 1 3/4" wide 
Papers for outer covers 
Take one 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper - cut into two strips 5 1/8" deep x 12" wide 
From one cut the following pieces one 7 7/8" wide,  two 3/8" wide one 1 5/8" wide one 7/8" wide
From the second cut one piece 7 3/4" wide
Papers for the inside covers 
Take a second 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper, cut into two strips 5 1/8" deep x 12" wide and cut out the following pieces for the inside front and back covers;
Cut one at 7 5/8" - inside front cover 
Cut one 6 7/8" wide - inside back cover
Cut one 3/8" wide - inside right of cover
Cut one 1 5/8" inside flap of cover 
Paper for bands on inside covers cut two 5 1/8" x 1 5/8"    
Papers for inside pages 
cut 10 at 4 7/8" deep x 6" wide 
Paper for bands cut 10 4 7/8" x 1 5/8" 

Now you're ready to click on the video to follow along to make your album too. (apologies for my dodgy voice!!!! I really have got a killer cold) 
I'm off down to Birds in the Barn, Marks Tey, Colchester tomorrow to host a Fabric Covered Journal class at Janets' fabulous shop, so I'm going to head off and finish putting the kits together.  Enjoy your day, thanks for calling by and enjoy your weekend.  I"ll be back with some pics from our class in a couple or days or so :-) 


  1. Hi Clare, You poor thing, thankfully your voice held out for your video. This mini smash book is fabulous and looks quite an easy project, I will be trying this, thank you for the tutorial and for sharing this with us. I have to say that I love the 'sound' of the papers as you run your fingers around them to adhere them, they sound fab !! I know I'm so sad haha !! I must say that I'm loving the look of the Masquerade Ball papers you have used on here, and also the papers you have used on the video are gorgeous.
    I hope your voice is OK for your workshops, my fingers are crossed for you. Ollie has a lot to 'answer for' haha, but he's been very sharing with his germs haha. I hope you are feeling much better today.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Love this Clare and of course I cannot wait to get my hands on these papers!!! I don't know why it takes us so long to get our papers here but it does!!!! I have such plans for the Midnight Masquerade papers and the Portrait of a Lady papers. Like you I always hate to cut in to them!!! Have a wonderful weekend at Birds in the Barn, I am going to a crop this weekend, looking forward to it. Well I am off to teach my Friday morning craft class. Do take care, hope you are feeling better soon!!!
    Luv, luv, luv,

  3. Hi Clare
    I hope you are now fully recovered ?
    Gorgeous wonderful work i will watch the video after dinner .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  4. Good evening Clare, First things first, sorry to read (and hear) that you are unwell but do so hope that you will soon be feeling much better. I loved your video and the little album and will definitely be giving this "a go". Thank you so much for sharing this. Do take care.
    Margaret A.

  5. A simple and elegant project to take on this weekend. Here's hoping that YOU get the better of the eeeby geebies soon. Keep well. Cheers, Adam.

  6. Your video tutorials are so easy to follow. I always know my projects will be a success when I am following your instructions! Thank you!!