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Friday, January 28, 2011

Three Tags Mini Album Tutorial

Ok, here's the tutorial to make the pages.  Do you like the title of this page?  I couldn't think of anything else more clever!  :-)  My book had 5 pages total.  You could do any number of pages.  For each one, you will need a 12x12" piece of cardstock.
First, make a horizontal score at 4", then turn your paper 90 degrees and score to the 4" mark only at the following distances...  1/2", 3 1/4", 6", 8 3/4", and 11 1/2".  Measure 2 1/4" in the upper corners as shown, and make a score line.
I marked the paper in red, where you need to cut the corners for the smallest pockets.  NOW...IF YOU WANT A LITTLE CORNER FOLD IN THE LITTLEST POCKET, DON'T CUT IT...I WILL SHOW YOU BOTH WAYS FOR THE LITTLE POCKET.
For tutorial purposes I will cut one side and fold the other so you can see what I mean.  The 4" line is only cut to the 2nd score line.  THIS IS IMPORTANT! In my book, three pages had the folded corners for the little pocket and two had cut corners.  Variety is the spice of life, right?
Fold your paper like so at the 4" mark...
Then fold in half at the 6" mark.  This is like the fold you would do for a card organizer...
On the side that you are going to have the little triangle fold, cut the tab as shown...
Fold in the 1/2" tab, and place glue on the green lines...
Fold over and adhere!  You have created the little pocket and behind it will be the area for your middle sized tags.  Repeat on the other side.  If you have cut that triangle off, you just won't have the little fold.
This is the inside of the pocket page.  The green line is where you would glue to create the large pocket. I did an accordion binding that preserved the full size of the largest pocket...which meant that I didn't adhere this until I was ready to put the binding on, I glued the binding and the bottom of the largest pocket at the same time.

Choosing paper is critical.  Double sided papers would eliminate covering cardstock with patterned papers, BUT  BE CAREFUL WITH DIRECTIONALLY DESIGNED PAPERS!  Also, I found it easier to score the paper UPSIDE DOWN, so please remember that  if you have a particular edge you want in a particular spot!

The small pocket holds a shipping tag that is 2 3/8" by 4 3/4".
The middle pocket holds a tag that I cut to 6 1/2" by 4 1/2".
The large pocket holds a tag that I cut to 7 1/2" by 5 1/2".  If you did a binding that takes up some of the pocket size, please measure and adjust accordingly.

I hope you have fun with this design!  If you have any questions, let me know.  Stay Crafty!

1 comment:

Audrey Frelx said...

Love it, love it, LOVE it!!! Thanks for the tutorial!