Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Magnetic Closure Mini Album

Hey there Paperhaus Magazine fans! I'm here to share a mini album tute today. This time I'm making an album with a magnetic closure cover...This is the first time I'm makng such an album..so do be kind please lol! :)

It was rather fun trying this out. Have a look at how I made it right here..and if you do have a go at it, do let me know if yo had fun too! ;)

Completed Project

Cut a thick cardstock to 6x12. Using a scoreboard, score at 2.5', 1', 5.5' & 3'. Using a bone folder, fold at the scored areas to form a neat crease.

On another piece of cardstock, make the mini album cover by adhereing an image of you choice to the cardstock. Just behind the image, add a magnetic strip or two

On the cardstock that was scored at 2.5 & 3, adhere patterned paper of the same measurement. These two areas form the flaps to open and close the album

Decorate the sides with punched out borders

Adhere the cover to the flap that measures 2.5 x 6. Adhere lace to the spine of the album

On the other flap, adhere two metal findings. This acts helps the magnetic strip hold the album together

Next, cut out chipboard, patterned paper to 3x6. This forms the pages of the mini album. Cut as many as you think you may need. Adhere the patterned paper to both sides of the chipboard


Cut out plain coloured cardstock to 2x6 to make the spine for the pages of the album. Punch along the sides for deco and adhere to the chipboard

Proceed to add tabs to each page if you wish

Adhere the little book into the album cover

This is what the album looks like completed

Materials Used:
Tools: Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Patterned Paper: Graphic45, Pink Paislee, Kaisercraft
Cardstock: Craft Supply
Flowers, Lace & Metal Findings: Craft Supply
Magnet Strip: Craft Supply
Dies: Sizzix & PTI
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Hope you'll have a go at it!! That's it from me today, toodles!!


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