I have a huge stack of 12 ” x 12″ scrapbook paper pads and I wanted to find ways to use them. So I came across a tutorial for creating mini book albums and they look really nice that I wanted to share how easy it is. I suggest making those in the double sided paper, but if you have single sided paper, just make sure you decorate each page with more scrapbook paper. It’s a great way to use up your scraps. I didn’t make a video, but I took pictures of every step to make this mini book album.
Get a 12 inch x 12 inch scrapbook paper
Fold the paper in half and crease it with a bone folder.
Fold the folded in half paper in half again.
Open the paper and now you will have creased lines of 4 columns at 3 inch width.
Fold the paper again in half and half again the other side to make creased 3 inch x 3 inch sqaures. You should have 16.
Unfold your paper to see all the 3 inch by 3 inch creased squares.
Cut a line to the edge of the 3rd square. Don’t cut the top 3×3 area.
- Cut the 1st and 3rd lines up to 3 squares.
- Now cut the middle line from the opposite direction only 3/4 the way up leaving 3×3 area.
Now you should have an “M” shape ready to be folded.
Fold the paper and make sure you have front cover to be the first paper side in the fold.
Fold along the creases and follow the pattern of the “M”.
Now you have an accordion like mini book that you need to crease more with your bone folder.
Glue down the papers together that only have the image side.
Punch out the sides of each edge in the entire mini boo to have clean edges.
I created another mini book with double sided paper and embellished it with many die cuts, Tim Holtz paper dolls and stickers.