Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Flap Mini Book - how to

Hello everyone, I am here to try and give some directions as to how to make a flap mini book like the Magnolia one I shared the other day, you can see the book here

First off you need 4 sheets of 12" by 12" card, preferably the same colour although not vital.

The first piece needs to be scored on one side at 3" and 9" and on the other side at 2 3/4", 3", 9" and 9 1/4"

Cut out the strips between the two score lines as below and put to one side.

Cut the 2nd piece of cardstock in half so you have two 6" by 12" pieces
Score these at 3", 9" and 9 1/8"

Cut four 6" by 6 3/4" pieces and score at 6" and 6 1/4"

Cut two pieces 5 1/4" by 5 3/4"

Now comes the fun bit!

Take the first piece of card and trim as shown in the picture below.  Fold all the score lines.

Take one of the long pieces of cardstock and glue together as shown to leave a pocket.

Attach the other strip to the other side

At this point I always seem to manage to fold the flaps wrong but you want to end up with the flaps facing out like this.  Take to of the 6" by 6 3/4" pieces and attach to make the front cover.

You should end up with it like this.  You then need to repeat this for the back cover.

The two remaining pieces of card are to slide into the pockets as below.

No all you need to do is decorate and you have a flap mini album :)

I can not take credit for the idea for this album I saw one on youtube but I am not sure mine is quite the same as the instructions were a little hard to follow.

I hope you found this useful, I would love to see your albums if you make one.

Emily x

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