Make a Mini Album using Foldout Card blanks with this step by step tutorial!

Saturday March 17, 2018
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Hey friends! Are you looking for a new craft project to make this weekend? Designer Nupur has a fabulous new way for you to use both the Layered Cards and Foldout Cards as a mini album. With Mother's Day just around the corner this would be a great project to make and fill with happy memories and notes for your loved ones.

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Let's get crafting!


Step one: Start by die cutting 9 borders from white cardstock using the Delicate Border Basics Die, Classic Border Basics Die & Fleur Border Basics Die to match the foldout cards used. Adhere these on one 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and two 6"x 6" White Foldout Cards. Decorate these using the Sweet Peony Paper Collection. TIP: Watch this video here for tips to cut your papers to cover the cards.

Step two: Use a line of Designer Dries Clear Adhesive on the edges of the foldouts to make pockets for tags and photo-mats as shown.

Step three: Take one of the 6"x 6" White Foldout Cards ( All of the 3 foldouts have been made into pockets for this insert) and adhere it to the hinge for cover on the 6" x 6" White Layered Circles Card as shown.

Step four: Cut a piece of 6" x 6" white cardstock and adhere it to the back of Foldout Card to make the cover sturdy & hide the hinge joint.

Step five: Take 2 pieces of 6" x 6" white cardstock & mat them with patterned paper from the same collection.

Take 2 pieces of white cardstock and die cut them using the dies from Gift Of Love Box Die.

Take a piece of Vellum Paper and glue the die cuts aligning them with 1 edge and leaving a little space in between them. Trim the Vellum Paper around the edges so that there is a thin border around the 3 sides which we will fold with the help of a ruler and bone folder as shown. Top Tip: Using vellum in this way has 2 benefits - It adds strength to delicate die cuts while making pockets & it also mutes the patterns below it so that the die cuts stands out more without clashing with the prints. Vellum is translucent so the glue & edge will show through it so to avoid this issue trim the tabs so that it hides behind the white cardstock border of the die cut.

Step six: Apply a thin line of Designer Dries Clear Adhesive on the 3 tabs that we created and adhere them down as shown to make a pocket. Glue the page to the album hinge in the same way as we did for the cover.

Step seven: Similarly make another pocket for the next page but make this one L shaped pocket by gluing only 2 tabs ( 1 bottom & 1 side tab). Use the cage die from Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage Die & Vellum Paper to make this pocket. Top Tip: This is a great way to stretch your dies & get more uses out of them while making your projects more beautiful without putting in much effort.

Step eight: Die cut 2 pieces of swirls & 1 piece of the Eyelet Circle from white cardstock using the dies from Arianna Lace Die & Eyelet Circle and Basics Small Dies and adhere them on the next page to create a photomat.

Step nine: Use the eyelet heart from Eyelet Hearts Die & white cardstock to make the photomat for next page

Step ten: Next page is made using 6"x 6" White Foldout Card. I have made 2 pockets & one flap in this one. I have used the borders made in step one & 2 die cut borders made with the die from Border Essentials Die to decorate this page.

Step eleven: I have used a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Foldout Card for the back cover. This time also I made 2 pockets so that both the pockets are inside the flap that opens. Top Tip : The Fold out cards are very versatile. I have assembled them in 3 different ways in this album to get completely different looks.

Step tweleve: Use the Luggage and Tags Die to cut out the tags from the paper collection and the same number of white cardstock tags. Adhere the white tags behind the printed tags to make them sturdy. Thread pieces of twine through the holes to complete the tags.

Step thirteen: Make some 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" photomats using white cardstock and the card fronts from the same paper collection.

Step fourteen: Use the square shadow box from White Card Shadow Box Set for the cover. Cover it with the pattern paper. Use the square die from Cut Mat Create 2A Die to make the hole in the center of the pattern paper. Die cut 2 pieces of white cardstock using the decorative die from the same die set & adhere them as shown. Now assemble the shadow box and adhere it on the album cover. Top Tip: Decorating the shadow box with pattern paper is easier if you do it before assembling the box.

Step fifteen: Stamp the lilacs from Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set using Cactus Flower and Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink on white cardstock. Die cut them using matching die from Lush Lilac Die. Color them with Cactus Flower Archival Ink and Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink using Stack and Store Daubers. Shape them using Lush Lilac Shaping Mold and Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Top Tip: See how to shape the Lush Lilacs in this video here

Step sixteen: Stamp the flowers from Small Camelia Carnation Cling Stamp Set using Rose Madder Archival Ink Pad and die cut them using matching dies from Small Camelia Carnation Die. Color them with the same ink using Stack and Store Daubers. Shape them using Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Top Tip: See how to shape the Camelia Carnation flowers in this video here

Step seventeen: Add the pink stamens from Small Pastel Pearl Stamen to the lilac centers & green stamens from Small Rock Candy Stamens to the carnation centers.

Step eighteen: Stamp the fairy image & the Lilacs images from Wildwood Cottage Darlings Cling Stamp Set, Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set & Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Cling Stamp Set on watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Color them using Koi waterbrush & Gansaitambi watercolors. Die cut them using matching dies from Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die, Lush Lilac Die & Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Die.

Step nineteen: Adhere the fairy image using Double Dots 100pc. -3D Foam Circles or Darice Adhesive Foam Strips inside the Shadow Box as shown. Adhere the Lilacs image on top of the Shadow Box as shown. Arrange and adhere the flowers as shown. Make few ladybugs using Ebony Black and Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops and glue them to the flower arrangement using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive. Add some dew drops to the flower arrangement with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops. Add green rhinestones to the sides of the shadow box to add finishing touch.

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Tutorial by designer Nupur Priya

Heartfelt Creations supplies used:

Sweet Peony Paper collection

4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Foldout Cards - White

6" x 6" Foldout Cards - White

6" x 6" Layered Circles Card - White

Card Shadow Box Set - White

Classic Border Basics Die

Delicate Border Basics Die

Fleur Border Basics Dies

Border Essentials Die

Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Dies

Wildwood Cottage Darlings

Cling Stamp Set

Wildwood Cottage Darlings Die

Small Camelia Carnation

Cling Stamp Set

Small Camelia Carnation Die

Lush Lilac Cling Stamp Set

Lush Lilac Die

Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray

Cling Stamp Set

Lush Lilac & Umbrella Spray Die

Sweet Lilac Scroll & Cage Die

Luggage and Tags Die

Arianna Lace Die

Cut Mat Create 2A Die

Eyelets Heart Die

Gift of Love Box Die

Vellum Paper - 10 Sheets

3D Lush Lilac Shaping Mold

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Stack and Store Daubers

Pastel Pearl Stamens - Small

Rock Candy Stamens - Small

Ranger Archival Ink Pad

- Jet Black

Ranger Archival Ink Pad

- Rose Madder

Ranger Archival Ink Pad

- Cactus Flower

Ranger Archival Ink Pad

- Forget-Me-Not

Other Supplies: Gansai Tambi watercolors, Koi waterbrush, watercolor cardstock, Nuvo Crystal drops-Morning Dew & Pearls.

What do you love about what you just read? Leave us a comment below!
Marion dotchin
Fabulous just what I needed to do for my g/grand daughter
March 17, 2018 at 11:54 PM
Angela Nash
Thirty four different items/Heartfelt elements used in the design! Mmmmm. if wishes came true..... Very nice design though.
March 19, 2018 at 12:50 AM
Just received my border dies and an practicing. What weight card stock do you recommend? I made a card and the fold are weak.
March 19, 2018 at 5:25 AM
Great question! In our Card Kit department we use 100% card stock for our card bases and for the leaves and flowers. We hope that helps!
March 19, 2018 at 7:09 AM
Linda Rogers
Oh my my! How beautiful is this mini album!!! But you can expect nothing less from Heartfelt Creations. Beautiful job. Have a blessed day.
March 19, 2018 at 6:05 AM
March 19, 2018 at 6:32 AM
Cindy Pratt
That is just beautiful. I just don’t have the words to describe how lovely I feel when I look at it.
March 19, 2018 at 8:15 AM
Tammy Whitley
This is such a pretty mini album and great instructions to go along with it. Thank you Heartfelt and Nupur for posting this for us!!!! Just one more reason of the ten thousand reason, why I love Heartfelt!!!!!
March 19, 2018 at 8:32 PM
Vi Soriano
Beautiful. I need to learn this. Hope you have this class in a Sacramento next Oct.
March 20, 2018 at 1:23 PM
superbe ,bravo des doigts en OR
June 16, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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