Hello Lovelies! No cards for you today! we are going to make a simple accordion fold mini album that would be perfect for displaying for the holidays.
It holds 5 photos and a little ornament/tag and is perfect for showcasing cherished holiday memories. It features the much-loved Christmas Berries Stencil, which I walk you through in this post and today's post will focus on walking you through all of the other album elements.
I used a lot of Holiday Sparkle items in this album and a few of my other Christmas favorites. Here's a closer look at some of them:
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CHRISTMAS BERRIES MINI ALBUM & ORNAMENT - Die-cutting, Embossing, Copic Coloring
Mini Album Base: 4" x 12", scored at 4" and 8"
ALBUM - FRONT (flap down)
ALBUM - FRONT (flap up)
ALBUM - BACK
To make this album you will need to follow the tutorial linked here, to create the stenciled Christmas Berries background:
These are the Copic colors that we will use for coloring some of our die-cuts:
These are the Copic colors that we will use for coloring the acetate ornament:
MINI ALBUM WALKTHROUGH
Trim the 12" x 12" white cardstock to 5 1/2" x 12"
Score at 4" and at 8" along the 12" side
Accordion fold the score lines
CARDBOARD: Trim cardboard to 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" and (OPTIONAL) paint along the border and the edges with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Paint
PHOTO FLAP: Trim a piece of white cardstock to 1 1/2" x 3 3/4", score at 3/4" and fold with a bone folder. Adhere 2 strips of double-sided tape to the outside of each flap
Trim the Christmas Berries stenciled background to 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" for the front cover and the back flap.
Trim a piece of white cardstock to 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" and set aside for the Forest Greenery die
DIE-CUTTING / EMBOSSING
Use the table below to guide what cardstock should be used for each of the die-cuts or embossed backgrounds.
DIE / EMBOSSING FOLDER (EF)
Christmas Pawsitively Velvet Luxury Cardstock
White Cardstock (inked w/Distress Peeled Paint)
Gold Glitter Cardstock, Acetate
White Cardstock (colored with Copic Markers)
Merry and Bright
Red Glitter Cardstock
Peace on Earth
Gold Matte, Gold Glitter, Red Glitter Cardstock
Graceful Holly EF
Pine Landscape EF
Schoolhouse Red, Green Leaf, Smoke Cardstock
*For the White Cardstock, I used Neenah Classic Crest 110lb, but any will do.
FOREST GREENERY BORDER
Ink the die-cut first with Crushed Olive and then darken some areas with Peeled Paint Distress Inks. Adhere 1/4" double-sided tape to the long and short straight edges. Set aside for assembly of the cover flap.
Copic coloring guide:
PINE LANDSCAPE EF, GRACFUL HOLLY EF & PEACE ON EARTH DIECUT
GRACEFUL HOLLY PHOTO FLAP
Adhere a cardboard layer to the Berries background. This helps anchor the mini-album when it is stood upright. Additionally, adhere a ribbon running at the back of the cardboard 2/3 of the way down and then use 1/2" double-sided tape to adhere it all to the back flap of the card base.
FRONT COVER/LEFT SIDE
FRONT - MIDDLE
FRONT MIDDLE - GRACEFUL HOLLY PHOTO FLAP
FRONT RIGHT SIDE
BACK LEFT PANEL
BACK - MIDDLE PANEL
BACK - RIGHT PANEL
CLOSE UPS (so you can see the festive details better)
Last look at our our Accordion Christmas Berry Mini Album!!!
Holiday Sparkle Hugs Lovelies!
Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!
I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.