Category Archives: Mini Albums

Mini Album using Jubilee Beauty Dies

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Some of the products I have used are available as Last Chance Products – While Supplies last or until 2ndJune 2020.  See below for the specific products included. 

When I ordered my starter kit back in February, I chose the Jubilee Beauty Dies for one specific purpose – to make a mini album. Whilst I did make a prototype shortly after receiving my goodies, I didn’t get around to making one for the blog. So I started making this one over the weekend but in typical fashion, I notice today that the Parisian Blossoms designer series paper has now sold out!  Nevermind – It will look good using any DSP, it is the dies that are the important part.

Instructions – you will need two 12 x 12 pieces of identical designer series paper.  (For ease, I used a trimmer and scorer 2-in-1, but this is not essential).  On the first piece, with the right side facing you, and the directional pattern the correct way up, score at 4” and 8”. Turn the DSP 90oclockwise so that the scorelines are vertical and trim two pieces measuring 5½” wide.  The second piece of DSP needs to be trimmed at 9” with the directional pattern facing you, turn 90oclockwise and trim at 5½”.  On the long side, score at ½”, 4½” and 8½”.  You will now have three pieces of scored DSP.  The shorter piece with the ½” tabs will be the centre section which needs to be glued in place to form one long piece.  With the smaller piece facing you, place the glue onto one of the tabs, then secure the tab to the rear of the one of the longer pieces of DSP.  Repeat on the other tab to adhere the remaining piece of DSP.  You should now have one long piece of DSP.  On the centre scoreline, make a mountain fold and concertina the remaining DSP, alternating mountain and valley folds.  You will now have 8 connected panels, each measuring 5½” x 4”.

To retain some structure and to add three pockets, I added glue to the three central back-to-back pages, placing it on the sides and rear.  I then punched a semi-circle at the top of each.

From the Jubilee Beauty Dies, choose which rectangular die you would like to use and cut out 9 on a co-ordinating piece of cardstock (I used Cherry Cobbler to go with Parisian Blossoms).  I find that these large intricate dies cut better with two passes through my Big Shot.  I added a fine line of glue to the sides and bottom of my die cuts on the rear and adhered one to each panel.  I kept the remaining die cut aside, which I used later on.

For the cover I used a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I cut this to measure 11½” x 6” then on the long side, scored it at 4”, 4¼”, 83/8” and 85/8”.   As the interior of the album will need to move when being opened, closed and when turning the pages, I only adhered the first page to the cover.  I made sure the first page went right up to the edge of the cover, before adding a generous amount of glue to ensure a strong, firm fix. On the last page of the album (which shows the rear DSP image, I adhered a piece of Whisper White cardstock, so I could add any notes about the subject of the album.  The remaining die cut was adhered to the inside of the cover, adjacent to the Whisper White cardstock.  This could hold any souvenirs such as receipts or tickets. 

The mats for the die cuts were cut to 31/8” x 4½”, and the three tags on the inside of the pockets were cut using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I cut these using Whisper White Thick cardstock, mainly to ‘bulk out’ the album for illustration purposes, as if photo’s were already on the mats.  When I do place photographs into this album, I will change the mats to the normal Whisper White thickness before adding my pictures to them.

To finish, I rounded the corners on the  front outer flap before adding a Velcro closure.  The decoration on the front is from the Butterfly Beauty Dies, cut in Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and 2019-21 In Colour DSP in Rococo Rose.

Product List:

Jubilee Beauty Dies – 151576 – RETIRING SOON

2019-2021 In Colour 6×6 DSP – 149617 – RETIRING SOON

Scallop Tag Topper Punch – 133324

Butterfly Beauty Dies – 148536

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock – 140490

Whisper White A4 Cardstock – 106549

Very Vanilla A4 Thick Cardstock – 144238

Cherry Cobbler A4 Cardstock – 121681

Rich Razzleberry A4 Cardstock – 119981

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Bone Folder – 102300

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

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