Pootler’s Design Team Week #4 – Christmas Paper Bag Mini Album & Video Tutorial (& Day 4 – Christmas In July)


Welcome to Week #4 and Day #4 of The Pootler’s Design Team and Christmas In July Series

I have an absolutely adorable and dinky Christmas Mini Album to share with you today. And it’s made from 4 petite cafe gift bags! Plus it uses a minimal amount of card and paper too. Perfect for using up your scraps!


This month’s Design Team stamp set – Every Occasion, was perfect for embellishing this mini album. Don’t you think the little house is so cute?!

Here are the photos and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial down below on how to make your own.

Cover – 3-3/4″ x 11-5/8″ or 12″ – Score @ 2-3/8″, 3-1/2″, 8″ & 9″
Cover Belly Band – 11-5/8″ x 1-1/4″
Page Belly Bands – 4″ x 1-1/2 – Score @ 1/4″ turn 180 and score again @ 1/4″
Page Mats – 3-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ (11)
Inserts – 4″ x 3-1/4″ (8)
1″ Circle punch for the tabs (16)

I haven’t given measurements for the other mats on the inside and outside cover – the sizes will depend on whether you have used a UK A4 cardstock or a 12×12. To make your measurements, (I have used a 1/8″ border) trim your card and papers 1/4″ smaller each time. I hope that makes sense.
I will be decorating the album I made in the video in another tutorial once I get my hands on the new christmas papers.

UPDATE: View the album decorating info and video HERE.

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  1. Lovely project, but don’t seem to be able to find the video tutorial, would love to make one.

  2. I just made this while watching your video! Took me awhile to finish the decorating but I am actually cutting supplies to make another with some retired dsp..not sure of the name of it. Thanks so much for creating this! I saw the PDFs of the holiday mini…omg! Can’t wait to preorder!

    • That’s great! Hope all the measurements were fine? I had a peek too and I’m already thinking up my next album with the new papers 🙂 Can’t wait to get started. I’d love to see what you have made – please feel free to email me at helengriffinuk@gmail.com Xx

  3. Helen, gorgeous project and you deliver everything in such a calm way; lovely to listen to your unhurried instruction.
    Well done on a beautiful project. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Love your ideas. I would love to see another video with you decorating your album. Thank you for sharing

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