Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Star Mini Albums

Today I am sharing two new Star Mini Albums!
These are both compatible with the 8x12 and 12x12 mats and can be sized to your needs!  As you can see from the image, these albums fold two ways, you can have them closed with the ribbon tied or you can join the covers together to have the pages displayed which then looks like a star!  These would be beautiful hung on the tree or even sitting out in the living room for others to see!  They would also make lovely gifts for loved ones for the Holidays!

This one comes sized at 4" and contains three layers for each page.



Here is the tutorial:
 1.  Cut out seven of each of the three pages, two of the album covers, and two decorative covers.
 2.  Fold each of the pages on the score lines provided.
 3.  Place adhesive (1/2 strip) on the middle and small page piece edges as shown.
 4.  Begin building the page by adhering the middle page to the center edge of the largest page.
 5.  Next adhere the other edges together as shown.
 6.  Do the same for the smaller pages in the center of the middle pages so your page looks like this image now.
 7.  Repeat steps 4-6 until all seven of your pages are built.
 8.  Next grab one of your covers and the decorative cover.  Fold the decorative cover on the score lines.
 9.  Place adhesive all over one side of your cover piece.
10. Adhere the cover inside the decorative cover then add adhesive to the decorative cover tabs.
11. Press the decorative tabs down on the cover.  Repeat the steps for the remaining cover.  Your pieces will look like this now (image shows inside and out).
12.  Set the covers to the side for now.  Next grab two of your pages.  Place a 1/2" strip of adhesive on one of the outside edges as shown.
13. Adhere the second page edge to the first.
14. Place adhesive on the second page edge...
15. Then adhere the third page.
16-18.  Continue adhering the pages until all of them are together.
19.  Your mini album should look like this now.
20.  Grab your two covers and cut two 10" pieces of ribbon.  Adhere the ribbon to the center of the cover pieces as shown.
21.  Place adhesive all over the cover...
22.  Then attach it to the front of your book (make sure the ribbon points in as shown).
23.  Place adhesive all over the remaining cover...
24.  And attach that to the back piece, again making sure the ribbons are together so they can tie.
25.  This is what the book look like closed.
26.  If you open the book and bring the cover together...
27.  Your book will look like a star!  You can leave it on a table or hang it from the ribbon!


This one comes sized at 3-1/2" and contains two layers.

This one goes together similarly to the three layer album.
Here is the tutorial:


 1.  Cut out seven of the larger pages and two over the covers
 2.  Next cut out seven of the smaller pages and two decorative covers.
 3.   Fold each of the pages on the score lines provided and place adhesive (1/2 strip) on the two edges of the smaller pages.
 4.  Begin building the page by adhering the smaller page to the center edge of the largest page.  Then adhere the other edges together as shown.
 5.  Repeat step 4 until all seven of your pages are built.
 6.  Next place a 1/2" strip of adhesive on one of the outside edges as shown.
 7.  Adhere the second page edge to the first.

 8.  Continue adhering the pages until all of them are together.
 9.  Grab your four cover pieces.
10. Place adhesive all over the cardstock cover piece then adhere the decorative cover on top.  Do this for both cover pieces.  This image shows the bottom and top covers.
11.  Cut two 10" pieces of ribbon.  Adhere the ribbon to the center of the cover pieces as shown.
12. Place adhesive all over the cover then attach it to the front of your book (make sure the ribbon points in as shown).
13.  Place adhesive all over the remaining cover and attach that to the back piece, again making sure the ribbons are together so they can tie.
14.  If you open the book and bring the cover together...
15.  Your book will look like a star!  You can leave it on a table or hang it from the ribbon!

You can find both of these files HERE!



5 comments:

Myrna Marcano said...

Great ! Thanks for sharing your talent.
Hugs, Myrna

Saskia Stam said...
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Saskia Stam said...

4 x 4??? Inches

Saskia Stam said...

Wat are the sizes?

mona said...

Can you please tell me the supplies needed for each of these projects also where to find your blog

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