I decided that this year I would make something different as stocking stuffers for the boys so I made them mini albums. Yes I know it's an odd thing to make for guys but I thought if I made a winter themed album then filled them with photos of christmas/winters past it might be something they would enjoy.
I decided upon a Mini Maze Album. This little devil is made from a single 12 x 12" sheet of cardstock that has been scored and cleverly cut so that it can be folded in such a way that allows you to create an entire album. It was a technique challenge for June 2015 but I had so much fun making it I thought it would be a great little album for stockings.
(NOTE: These photos are from another album I made)
To create this album simply score a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock at 3", 6" and 9" lines; turn and score along the same lines. The 12 x 12 piece of cardstock should now be divided up into 12 - 3" x 3" squares.
Next step - cut along the score lines to make an "M" as shown.
Finally crease, flip and fold until you have a nice set of album pages! From there it's up to you on how you want to decorate it. I like to use my ATG adhesive to glue together the folded pages but it's not necessary. I have seen some of these albums where people leave the pages loose so that the entire album can be opened back up again so that the 12x12 paper lays out flat to be viewed. So how you present the album is up to you. I'm a mini album nut so I like to keep it in a book form.
For these albums I used a piece of cardstock cut 3" x 6.25" and wrapped it around the outside of the album pages for a cover (which also covers up the ribbon closure). To add a bit of interest I decided to make the pages flip up instead of from side to side like a normal book. Just something a bit different and fun for a change of pace.
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