Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mini Album Tutorial using some Lily Bee

Today I wanted to share with you a tutorial on how to make a mini album from paper. You can use cardstock or patterned paper; it you use patterned paper make sure it is double sided. I have been playing around with some Lily Bee papers and came up with this fun project. I'm going to give mine to my gram. This would make a great present to send someone you don't get to see that often. Or a fun "brag" book for grandparents.
Here is my finished project:

Here is a picture of it opened. (you could add picture here)

Here are the flaps opened.

Here is a close up of one of the pictures.

First cut your paper 12 x 4 inches. Score paper at 3 1/2, 3 1/2, and 1 1/2.

Then cut your flaps 3 x 7 inches and fold in half.

Then adhere the flaps between the scores.

Then cut a piece 7 x 1 inches for your band that goes around it.

Last just add pictures and embellishments. The bigger/thicker the embellsihment the harder to close. So place them where they won't hit each other when closing ;)
Thanks for looking!


  1. Love these mini albums! So fun! Yours look great!

  2. This was one of the quickest, nicest mini albums I've made in ages, so quick but so effective.