Thursday, October 20, 2011

Matchbook Mini Album Part 1

Today I wanted to show you how to make a Matchbook Mini Album. These are great to take with you to show family and friends. Or you could make one and send it to someone as a gift.

First you want to cut your paper 4 x 10 1/2 inches.

Then you need to score it. I have it shown in the picture. There is a top and bottom. You need to score 4 inches from the top and another 1/2 inch past the 4.
Then at the bottom score it 1 inch up and then another 1/4 inch past the 1.

Then you need to pick out your paper. I chose to use some kraft cardstock, Hambly overlays, and Hambly papers. There is no limit on the number of paper you put in the album. I chose 7 pieces. Cut them 4 x 4 1/2 inches.
** You will also need to score the paper 1 inch from the bottom ** When scoring make sure you score along the 4 in side. This makes it easy to bend the papers to look through the album.

Take all the papers and down at the bottom (below the score) take your tool and poke a hole on each side for the brad.

You need to put the brads through the front flap.

Don't put the brad through the back cover.

Here it is closed and finished. All you have to do is alter it and make it your own.


  1. Wow, thanks for the tutorial! I saw your part 2 post first and didn't realize you'd made the actual album as well. Might just have to try this -- it would be a nice purse-sized spot of happiness.


  2. Thank you for this tutorial, all the way from Holland. I'm looking for christmas ideas and wanted something original beside the normal card. I think it will be a matchbook album with some old family pictures.
    Lots of greetings,
    you're famous in Holland now :-)