Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Make a Mini Album Using a Manila File Folder by Kristin Greenwood

My Creative Scrapbook design team member Kristin Greenwood is up today with a tutorial featuring our November Album Kit!

Here's Kristin:


Here is a tutorial on how I made my second mini album using a letter size manila folder!

You will need a file folder with the tab at the top.
Open the file folder so that the tab is in the top right corner.

**Open the file folder so that the tab is in the upper right corner.**

Fold the bottom of the folder up about 4 inches.

When you fold the bottom up, the left side of the folder must match up with the cut out tab.

Fold the left side of the folder to the center line.  The tab will hang over.

Fold the right side over to the left side until the "binding" matches up.

This is what it should look like from the top.
Cover with pattern paper.
Adhere each side to create the pocket. (The part you folded up on each side)
Adhere chipboard to front and back to finish mini album.


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Rebecca said...

Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial
Found this link on pinterest - that I had better leave a comment.

Gladys said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. I'm looking forward to trying this one!

gerryhartmann said...

Thanks for the demo ! I have bought some that have designs on them ,I hope it will work with these too!

GSGreatEscaper said...

I made one and everyone loves it - see it at


Anne (cornucopia) said...

Thanks for creating this tutorial. (I added a link to it on my blog.)

Anonymous said...

Hiya,which sides need sticking together?