Hi Friends - Yesterday I shared my "Blooming Mini Album" for the Club Scrap Blog Hop. Today I wanted to share how I made the album so you can make one for yourself.
For the Big Top book I started off with 5 - 12x12 pieces of cardstock. This will make 5 sets of pages, each set of pages will end up with 8 - 6" x 6" areas to add photos, journaling, memorabilia, etc. Of course you can add more pages to your mini album if you choose - it just all depends on how large you'd like it to be.
Step 1 - Make a score line right down the center of the paper.
Step 2 - Turn the cardstock a quarter turn and again score down the center.
Step 3 - On the lower half of the cardstock, make a 2nd score line at 6 1/4".
Step 4 - Cut away the 1/4" strip of cardstock as shown above.
Step 5 - Turn the cardstock so the 1/4" slit is oriented to the left hand side.
Step 6 - Fold the bottom left page over onto the right lower page.
Step 7 - Fold the lower right set of pages up so it covers the upper right page.
Step 8 - Fold the left page closed so it covers the stack of pages that are now on the right side of the cardstock. You now have your first set of blooming pages.
Step 9 - Repeat steps 1-8 until you have as many sets of pages as desired.
I stitched the pages together with waxed linen cord but you could of course use other forms of binding to assemble your mini albums.