Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How to Make a Wallet Folio Mini Album


Club Scrap's Blueprints blog hop snuck up me this month, but I had some extra inspiration in the form of two very precious little ones who will be making their way from an orphanage in Eastern Europe to their forever home with a special family in Wisconsin. Fully funded through Reece's Rainbow, the family will be traveling soon to pick up their son and daughter!

Since every new mom/dad needs a way to show off their little blessings, I came up with a wallet-sized flip album to help this family introduce them to their loved ones.


I used papers from the Lite and Stamp kits, Ledger Washi Tape (Lite kit goodie), the UM Borders & Backgrounds plus a few other basic tools (ScorePal, bone folder, craft knife, cutting mat, ruler, adhesive, Envelope Punch Board).

1. For the folio, score the 12x12 Blueprints Lite Green Print at 3 and 9". Rotate 90 degrees and score at 3, 6 and 9".


2. To create the pocket, trim the 12x12 Blueprints Lite White Print to 7.25x8". Score horizontally at 2, 2.25, 5.5, and 5.75". Score vertically at 1 and 1.25".


3. Use a ruler, craft knife and cutting mat to cut along the score lines on the 12x12 Green Print as shown in the diagram. For the folds to function properly, remove the scoreline, as well. Fold the remaining score lines in the direction indicated by the arrows. You may need to slice a small amount of paper from the edges of the squares that fold inward . . . you'll see what I mean when you make the folio.


The scored print, trimmed and ready for folding. 
Fold the bottom and top squares.
Fold inward.
Fold in half.
4. Use a craft knife and ruler to remove the bottom corners of the scored folio pocket, as shown. Fold along score lines and adhere to form a pocket. I used an envelope punch board to add a notch at the top for easy access to the album inside.


5. Trim the 8.5x11 White Text Print (from Club Stamp) vertically at 5.75 and 2.75". Trim each 2.75x11 horizontally at 8.25, 5.5 and 2.75".


6. Nest the 2.75" squares onto the inside scored areas of the folio.


7. Add photographs and embellishments to the folio and pocket.





Congrats to the Novit family!

Your next stop on the Blueprints hop is at Craft Chaos. Let's see what Hetty is up to!

Tricia




20 comments:

  1. Drop dead gorgeous and what a great idea for a gift for anyone who carries a handbag.

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  2. What a wonderfulgift for that family! I am sure they will treasure this forever.
    The booklet is delightful and a great gift.

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  3. What a lovely album and keepsake! Thanks for including all the construction details--so very helpful.

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  4. Efficient Mini Album making at its finest Tricia!! Thanks for all the wonderful diagrams and what an amazing way to show off the new little ones, fantastic. :)

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  5. As you usual thoughtful and useful! Great mini album idea and gift idea!

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  6. What a wonderful mini album and such a beautiful gift. I'm sure they will cherish it always!

    Thanks for the Inspiration!

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  7. What a fantastic gift for the family! Wonderful directions as always, you make it look so easy every time! Your nails look nice too ;)

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  8. Oh! I want to make some of these!!! Would be awesome for Instagram photos!

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  9. What a wonderful story for these children and their new family! What a sweet gift from you! Thanks Tricia for a great idea. Have a great day!

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  10. This is a great album. I am sure the will love it.

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  11. What a beautiful gift and wonderful story. This is a great idea, too. TFS!

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  12. Very special project, for several reasons! Awesome!

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  13. What a wonderful album. Thank you for the instructions!

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  14. I always love to know a new way to make a small album. Perfect timing to start making gifts to have on hand for Christmas. Love the story about the recipient of yours!

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  15. Fantastic, perfect for those Christmas present Albums that need to be made. TY

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  16. I enjoy creating mini albums. This one is awesome. Thanks for the great instructions.

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  17. How clever! Such a meaningful mini album gift idea! So happy for this new family!

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  18. What an amazing gift. It will be such a treasured memento.

    I want the paper kits just to make this album!

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