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Creativity Prompt #22 – The “One-Sheet” Mini Album

October 24th, 2008 by Avital

Multiple Mini Albums

This week’s Creativity Prompt is to make a cute mini album, or journal – what ever you wish to use that for – using a single sheet of cardstock and a couple of chipboard squares (or recycled cardboard…). For a special touch I covered the chipboard squares with fabric, and it turned out fabulous 🙂

Supply –

Instruction –

  1. Score the cardstock at: 3″, 6″ & 9″ (every 3″). I used a stylus for the scoring.
    Scoring with a stylus
  2. Flip the cardstock sideways and score it at: 3″, 6″ & 9″. You should end up with a grid of 3″ by 3″ scored squares.
    Scored grid
  3. Cut 9″ along the score lines of one side of the cardstock, alternating between cutting top to bottom and cutting bottom to top. The template below might help to understand it better:
    Cutting template
    Cutting along the score lines
  4. If you happen to cut the cardstock in the wrong direction (e.g. cutting from top to bottom consecutively) don’t worry. I had accidentally done that and created a great project out of it. Stay tuned for the instructions on next week’s Creativity Prompt!!!

  5. Fold each score line in an accordion fold (once up and once down) until you are left with a 3″ by 3″ booklet.
    Folding along the score lines
    For making the little booklet sturdier, I adhered the inner pages on one side, using a tape runner (you can also use a glue stick, although it’s much messier).
  6. Cut two chipboard squares at 3¼” by 3¼”.
    Cutting the chipboard cover
  7. Generously apply glue with your glue-stick to one side of the chipboard and adhere it to the center of the fabric strip.
    Adhering the fabric to the cover
  8. Cut the corners of the fabric strip in an angle, and leave about a ¼” (or more) from the chipboard edge.
    Cutting the corners of the fabric for the cover
  9. Adhere the remaining fabric flaps to the chipboard with your glue stick. First adhere two flaps which are opposite to each other and then adhere the remaining two flaps, while tacking in the corners for a neat fold.
    Adhering the fabric flaps to the cover
  10. Position the two covers, wrong side up, about ½” apart from each other. Apply a strip of a strong double sided tape to the middle of each cover and adhere the ribbon to it – while keeping the ½” gap. Make sure the ribbon is long enough to allow tying the mini-album in a nice bow.
    Attaching the ribbon to the covers
  11. Apply double sided tape to both sides of the mini booklet – make sure to cover all the edges.
    Adhering the cardstock booklet to the covers
  12. Adhere the booklet to the inside of the cover and voilà!!!
    Finished mini album


If you have any question, suggestion or remark – don’t hesitate to contact me – either leave a comment, use the contact form or start a new thread on the Creativity Prompt Flickr Group!!!

I would also be very happy to see your own creations, so don’t be shy and share 🙂

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6 Comments to “Creativity Prompt #22 – The “One-Sheet” Mini Album”

  1. Rachel says:

    I just discovered your blog and I’m so glad I did! I can’t wait for a bit of free time to sit down and go through your inspiring archives. I’ll also be linking to a couple of your projects. I love it here!

  2. ~sharon (walka*mowlie) says:

    What a cute little book! Your instructions will be so easy to follow; I can’t wait to try this.

    Thank you for sharing. 😉

    • Avital says:

      You are very welcome and come back for more 🙂

      Don’t be shy and share your own little book with us.

  3. fatmonica says:

    I’ve just been browsing for instructions for making these as I’m sending someone one to make.These are the clearest instructions I could find-and great examples!