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Creativity Prompt – Make A SIMPLE Fabric Covered Mini Album

October 9th, 2009 by Avital

A SIMPLE Fabric Covered Mini AlbumFor this week’s project you don’t even need cardstock. It’s as simple and easy as it gets…

All you need is a batch of 4″ by 6″ photos, a 5″ by 6″ piece of chipboard and a fabric scrap.

Is that all? Yes. That. Is. All.

In my album I gathered pictures from 5 different apartments my husband has lived at (in 5 different continents). There is one common denominator in each photo – my husband is completely absorbed in his computer. I named the mini album: “Nadav’s Playground”…

If you have a few photos that tell a story and you wish to compile them in this cute album you can carry around or gift to a dear one, than read on.

Tools & Supply

How To

Watch on You Tube [Music is by Josh Woodward with permission]

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Cut 2 pieces of chipboard at 2½” by 6″ each.
  2. Fold each photo in half lengthwise (into 2″ by 6″).
  3. Adhere half of each photo to the next with glue stick – back to back – to create a photo booklet. Go over it with a brayer to eliminate air bubbles or glue bumps.
  4. Lay your chipboard pieces over the left side of the fabric scrap. Leave a gap between the 2 chipboard pieces. The gap should be as thick as the booklet’s spine.
  5. Adhere the chipboard to the fabric with glue stick as laid before.
  6. Trim off the excess fabric. Leave a 2″ edge all around the chipboard pieces.
  7. Cut the corners of the fabric, but leave a small gap for a neat fold later.
  8. Adhere the fabric flaps to the chipboard with glue stick. Use a brayer to ensure the adhesion.
  9. Adhere the booklet to the cover with glue stick.
  10. Embellish! (Although the American Crafts letter stickers are self adhered, I added a dab of strong liquid glue to make sure they stay put. TIP – I ran out of some of the letters so I switched on my creative half. The ‘N’ is actually a trimmed ‘M’ and one of the ‘A’s is an ‘at’ sign – which goes well with the computers theme.)

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I want to share with you one of my favorite pictures from this mini album. It was taken here at our apartment in California. Note the pasta on his lap and the computer on the dinner table…

My husband's passion for anything computer-wise

Isn’t that a memory to cherish?


If you have any question, suggestion or remark – don’t hesitate to contact me – either leave a comment here, 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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8 Comments to “Creativity Prompt – Make A SIMPLE Fabric Covered Mini Album”

  1. karolynah says:

    This is so cool! I’m trying to cut the cover at work during my lunch hour. Can’t wait to get home to finish it. Such a simple, easy, quick but beautiful project. I’ll make sure to put up photos on your flikr group!
    Thanks for the fabulous tutorials (-=

    • Avital says:

      Thank you Karolynah (what a beautiful name by the way)! I am looking forward to seeing your project.

      I love simple projects that still give you the sweet taste of accomplishment.

  2. Rachel says:

    That’s lovely. The brown fabric you used is so pretty. What a great gift idea, I’ll be linking.

  3. Super Avital! I saw your beautiful mini on flickr and here I am! I hope to give it a try soon.
    Thank You!

  4. Virginia L. says:

    I remember this fun picture…I will try to make a mini album…some day soon I hope 🙂