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"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen
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November 13, 2010

Supplies - "Checking it Twice" Mini Album

I designed the pages for this mini album so you can use 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.

COVER:

Chipboard (Cut 2): 6-1/4" x 5-3/4"

Decorative Paper:

Cover Outside: 7-3/4" x 8-1/4" (2 pieces)
Cover Inside Lining: 5-1/2" x 6" (2 pieces)

POCKET PAGES:
(My mini album is made with 6 pocket pages.)

Cardstock:

Back (cut 6): 6-1/2" x 6" (red)
Front (cut 6): 6" x 5" (red)
Back Pocket (cut 6): 4"x6" (red)
Binding Piece (cut 6): 2" x 4" (red)
Large Tag (cut 6): 4-5/8" x 5-3/4" (dark green)
Small Tag (cut 3): 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" (dark green)
Booklet Covers (cut 3): 4-1/2" x 6" (dark green)
Scraps of cardstock for tag pulls (snowmen in my mini album)

(If you following the Cutting Diagram below, you will be able to get the pocket page front, back, and 2 binding pieces out of one piece of cardstock.)

Decorative Paper:

Front (cut 6):4-11/16" x 5-11/16" (this allows 1/8" edge to show)
Back (cut 6): 3-1/2" x 4-11/16" (this allows 1/8" to show)
     (this piece actually tucks inside the small pocket)

Plain Paper for Booklets:
6 Pieces of 8-1/2" x 11" Paper (I just used copy paper): cut 4" x 51/2"

Narrow Ribbon or Gold Braid for Booklets:
3 pieces approximately 6" to 8" long

(By using pretty braid or narrow ribbon to tie the pages to the cover of the Booklets, you can replace the pages year to year to re-use your mini album.)

Miscellaneous Supplies:

Glue runner, ATG gun, or good strong liquid glue to adhere your pockets pieces and decorative paper

1/8" Paper Punch (for booklets)
1/4" Paper Punch or Crop-a-dile (for binding - if you are using book rings)
3 Book Rings or Bind-it-all & a 1" o-wire (11 holes)
Scraps of ribbon, each approximately 3-1/2" long for attaching to book rings or Bind-it-All binding for decorating

3 comments:

Mary Plaizier said...

Jen!!! what a beautiful album, you done a great job I truly enjoyed this so much. Thank you again

Sue said...

Jen, your album is wonderful!!! I think I'll use all or part of it in my new project... Thank you FROM Montana!

MaryNSC said...

WOW Thank U it is so nice to have the Instructions like this too.. U did a lot of WORk and I THANK U!!