Tutorial | 8×8 Vintage Garden Mini Album

Today, we will be making an 8×8 album with flaps and pockets. I will also be showing you how to add magnets to your mini albums, so flaps stay in place and make the album fun to use!

I’m using the beautiful digital collection from Nitwit Collections – it’s called Vintage Garden and there are various parts to the kit that can be bought separately or receive 20% off with the whole bundle. The colours and the florals are absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to get photos put into mine!

The cutting guide, tutorial and links to supplies are down below. I’d love to hear what you think, so please leave me a comment and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already!

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Helen Xx

Cutting Guide

Front & back chipboard covers – 8″x 8″ (x2)

Pages (start with 12″x 12″)
7.75″x 7.75″ (x5)
7.75″x 8.75″ (x5) Score at 0.5 down both short sides

Pockets (use off cuts)
8.75″x 4.25″ (x5) Score 0.5″ on three sides – keep one long side score free

Flaps (use off cuts)
7.75″x 4.25″ (x5) Score 0.5 down one long side

Binding pieces
7.75″x 1.5″ (x4) Score 5/8″ & 7/8″
7.75″x 3″ (x2) Score 0.5″ & 0.75″

Trim A4 paper backed with Tyvek to 6″ – Note- This measurement has an added 0.25″ from the video to avoid a tight spine
*** Make a cover for the back of the spine to prevent inserts going through the back opening – 7.75″x 1.75″ (use wet glue, do not use tape) ***

7.5″x 7.5″ (x5)

Whole page – 7.5″x 7.5″ (x5)
Above pocket – 7.5″x 4″ (x5)
Pocket – 7.5″x 3.5″ (x5)
Flap – 7.5″x 3.5″ (x5)
Inserts – 7.5″x 7.5″ (x10)

Inside & outside cover mats
7.75″x 7.75″



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  1. Stunning, you are super talented. Love your work.

    Best regards,

    Maria Traver from El Paso, TX USA

  2. Thank you Helen for your lovely, super easy tutorials that even I can follow. I am desperate to make a decent book, and now that I have watched through 3 of your videos, I actually think I can do it ! Wish me luck…..

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