Celebr8 serenity

Mini Album Tutorial

Celebr8 is a paper craft design & manufacturing company based in the scenic surf town of Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa. Their team is made up of husband and wife duo, Dennis and Erin. Celebr8 collections are ideal for scrapbookers, card-makers, journallers and mixed media enthusiasts.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Price

££

Time

2-3 hours
album tutorial
You will need:

Celebr8 Serenity Mini Paper Pack, Celebr8 Mini Album kit, pale blue cardstock x 1, Versa Magic Oasis Green, white cardstock x 3, bone folder and Versa Magic Cloud White. 

1mm foam tape, scoreboard, double-sided tape (DST) and 4 x magnets.

Small, sharp scissors for fussy cutting and a paper trimmer/craft knife

Before You Start

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All measurements are given in centimetres.

Measurements are given width x height.

Ensure that you use good quality double-sided tape.

good to know

Cut all your base pages first and keep all the bits for matting and making tags etc.

Please note which side of the pattern paper is used! Large format photo of each page can found at the end of the cutting guide.

fussy cuts

PP5713: Floral and butterfly embellishments

PP5714: Words and Circles (remember you can use a punch to punch the circles out)

PP6715: Cut aparts/journaling card and borders

PP5716: Small words

Acronyms

DST = Double-sided tape

RHS = Right hand side

PP = Patterned paper

AS = Advertising strip (barcode)

LHS = Left hand side

Mini album tutorial

Album Cover

  • From white cardstock, cut 2 identical pieces measuring 18cm x 22cm
  • Join these 2 pieces of cardstock together to create a single piece of cardstock measuring 36cm x 22cm
  • Apply DST around the outside edge of the hardboard as well as a few strips in the centre of the hard board
  • Starting with the spine, place it in the centre (top and bottom and left to right {approx. 2cm border all around}) of this newly created “outer cover”, then add a piece of 6mm tape on either side of the spine (you need this gap to stop the spine from tearing) before attaching the covers in line with the base of spine
  • Pop some DST all around the outer edge of the cardstock. Mitre corners, remove DST and fold cardstock in to complete the outer cover
  • From white cardstock, cut 2 pieces measuring 15cm x 16,7cm for the front and back inside covers and stick DST around the outer edges on the wrong/smooth side
  • To stop your inside covers from bulging, you will need to do the following:
    – Add a strip of 12mm tape on each side of the 6mm DST on the hard board (4 pieces in total running from top to bottom of the spine) – Add another strip of tape to the spine – Add 2 strips of tape to the inside covers to assist with anchoring the pattern paper
  • Carefully remove the DST from the hardboard, including the DST from the 6mm gap between the hardboard and the pattern paper, and attach the inside covers to both front and back
  • Make up the base pages using ONLY the 3 larger pieces of Kraft and adhere to the mini album. ● Keep the smaller piece of Kraft to create the stand.
Mini album tutorial

Calendar Stand

  • Use the smallest of the 4 pieces of Kraft paper supplied in the mini album kit (21,5cm x 15cm) and cut as follows:
  • 15cm x 15cm Score at 3cm and 12cm on one of the 15cm sides. Fold as seen in the diagram below.
  • Attach DST to one of the 3cm x 15cm sections and adhere to the album as seen in the photos.
  • Add 2 magnets to the other 3cm x 15cm section as well as the mini album.
Mini album tutorial

Back Pocket

  • Using PP5711, cut a piece measuring 9cm x 20cm. Score at 7cm and 7,5cm on the 9cm side. Turn 90 degrees and score at 1,5cm; 2cm; 18cm and 18,5cm on the 20cm side
  • Mitre corners as seen below
Mini album tutorial

Decorating

  • From PP5710, cut a piece of wood grain paper to 16,5cm x 12cm.
  • Cut the acetate to 17cm x 4cm. Score at 1cm and 16cm on the 17cm side. Turn 90 degrees and score at 3cm on the 4cm side. Mitre corners. Fold acetate hinges inwards and apply 6mm DST to hinge. Attach to front of mini album, approximately 1,5cm from base of album.
  • Fussy cut elements from PP5713. Adhere to front of album and spine raising some of the elements to add interest.
  • Cut 6 pieces of pale blue cardstock to 14,7cm x 9,7cm. Trim the “month” cards to 14,4cm x 9,4cm. Chalk with oasis green chalk. Adhere “month” cards to front and back of above pieces to create a mat for each one.

PP5710

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 14.5cm x 20cm

Score at 10cm on the 20cm side. Adhere one side to the mini album.

PP5711

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 14.5cm x 6cm

Use the offcut from the back pocket. Adhere DST around 2 short and 1 long side to create a simple opening pocket.

PP5712

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 14.5cm x 21cm

Do not remove the advertising strip.

With the AS up against the LHS of the scoreboard, score at 1cm and 11cm on the 21cm side. Apply DST to the 1cm area created by the score line (over the AS wording) to create a flap.

PP5715

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 10cm

Use one of the decorative strips from PP5715 to create a tuck spot. Cut it to 10cm.

PP5714

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 14.5cm x 10cm

Do not remove the advertising strip.

Stick flat onto page.

PP5708 / PP5708

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 14.5cm x 10cm

Cut page 6 and 7 together to create a “double” page. Place 6mm DST along the back of each piece along the 2 long sides creating 2 “pockets”. From the white cardstock, cut 2 pieces measuring 7cm x 8cm.

PP5709

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 14.5cm x 21cm

Do not remove the advertising strip.

With the AS up against the LHS of the scoreboard, score at 1cm and 11cm on the 21cm side. Apply DST to the 1cm area created by the score line (over the AS wording) to create a flap.

PP5716

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 21cm x 10cm

Do not remove the advertising strip.

With the AS up against the LHS of the scoreboard, score at 1cm and 15,5cm on the 21cm side. Apply DST to the 1cm area created by the score line (over the AS wording) to create a flap.

PP5712

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 14.5cm x 20cm

Score at 10cm on the 20cm side. Adhere one side to the mini album.

PP5709

No. to cut: 2

Measurement: 6cm x 9.5cm

Cut 2 5cm x 7cm rectangles from white cardstock to create “polaroid” type photo mats. Adhere using 1 strip of DST at base of “polaroid” to create “tuck spots” behind these 2 photo mats.

PP5711

No. to cut: 1

Measurement: 14.5cm x 20cm

Score at 10cm on the 20cm side. Adhere one side to the mini album.

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