Good morning creative souls and happy Friday to you! Today, I (Cindy) am super excited to share a simple tutorial on how-to make this tiny mini album out of index journaling cards.
Gather a mix of index journaling cards. I used 17 of them from Autumn Spice, Persnickety, Victoria Park, Double-Dutch, Buttercup and Handmade collections.
Score each index journaling card in half, which should measure 2-inches, facing up.
If you want, you can also gather a few mini tags and mini envelope and score each of them in half, too. Once each index journaling cards has been scored, fold with print side facing in. Set cards up and arrange them with the tabs equally spaced and add in other index journaling cards with two notches at the bottom in between the cards with tabs.
Lay in order and begin adhering the first two index journaling cards backs together using a glue stick. Make sure the front of each one are flush and even through.
Use the scored mini tags and mini envelopes within the mini album adhere them to different index journaling cards. This can be done with them added in between gluing and to also hide any unevenness.
once cards have been glued together, use binder clips at top and bottom and drizzle Helmar's acid free glue to the back seams of the cards and evenly spread to get a good seal on the spine of the mini album. (Note: this glue dries super fast...less than 5 minutes)
Once dry, use mini album to determine size of cover and score according to thickness.
Evenly adhere the first and last index journaling cards inside album cover, one at a time.
To decorate the front of my mini album, I used a small tag stamped with title and embellished with tiny leaves and button. Add twine or ribbon through button holes and through the tags hole and adhere it to the small flap with a few glue dots for extra security.
Here is a view inside the tiny mini album.
Throughout the album, I used lots of cardstock stickers, clear stamps and tiny die-cut leaves. I specially made this album to keep all my favorite photos from this Fall season. This album fits 2"x1.75" photos perfectly (Instagram photos would work, too).
Happy FALL and enjoy your weekend!