Friday, February 24, 2023


Hello Crafty Friends! It's Conny here sharing a 5"x 5" mini album using the Over the Rainbow Collection. This collection is so beautiful and colorful- I immediately wanted to create a mini-album, displaying all those pieces from the collection. Let’s get started!

You will start by cutting three chipboard pieces;  two measuring 5" x 5"  for the covers and one 5"x 2" for the spine.

I used some Textured Cardstock to wrap the chipboard pieces- I chose the colors bubblegum and limeade. Those pieces measured 7" x7"  for the covers. After wrapping those pieces you will need a piece of 6" x 5" cardstock to put the spine and the covers together. Score at 2" and 4", added double-sided tape between 2- 4 adhering that to the chipboard spine. You should have two inches of paper left on both sides to glue your cover pages. Make sure to leave 1/8 space when gluing for better movement/flow of the album.

Next, Make the hinges for the pages - You need three splits measuring 5" x 4" - score at 11/4" and 2 3/4". A 5"x 3" scored at 1" & 2" and 5"x2" piece scored at 3/4" and 1 1/4". Cut diagonally from the base to the top. That makes the pages/ pockets you create fit in a little easier. For the pages, you need six 9 1/2" by 4 3/4" scored at 4 3/4" adding double-sided adhesive just the edges leaving the middle for pockets.

Cover page, the 6"x6" paper pad was perfect for Matting inside and out the album. Then I saw the cardstock sticker "you make me happy when the skies are grey". I wanted to bring that cloud out - so I used a shaker pop, rainbow bright for that 3D effect, a few enamel sprinkle stickers, and enamel dots. Thank you for stopping by we can’t want to see what you create using Over the Rainbow Collection!


Over the Rainbow Collection


Three Chipboard Pieces (2) 5"x5" (1) 5"x2"

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! This little album is absolutely darling! I have some questions about the hinges. I’m not sure what you mean by “splits” or cutting them “diagonally from the base to the top”. Also, how do you adhere them together and then on the spine - by stacking the deck, or…? Just curious. Thank you for sharing your work - is paper perfection. What an inspiration.


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