How to An Airplane Fold Pocket Mini Album

A fast and easy mini album with pockets created from folded strips reminiscent of a folded airplane.

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How to An Airplane Fold Pocket Mini Album
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Score and fold 1/2" tabs along sides of Card stock A rectangles. Trim corners and fold towards center.

Score and fold 1/2" tabs along sides of Card stock A rectangles. Trim corners and fold towards center.

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Fold long strips in half as shown.

Fold long strips in half as shown.

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Fold down at 45 degree angle with corner at fold. Repeat for other side.

Fold down at 45 degree angle with corner at fold. Repeat for other side.

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Attach tabs of rectangles with Card Stock A to folded strips so that folded edge is in 1/2" from inside edge of folded strips.

Attach tabs of rectangles with Card Stock A to folded strips so that folded edge is in 1/2" from inside edge of folded strips.

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Add 3/4" x 6 1/2" strip of Accent card stock to bottom edge on each side of pocket page. Add an 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" matte folded in half to main pocket and a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" tag to front pocket.

Add 3/4" x 6 1/2" strip of Accent card stock to bottom edge on each side of pocket page. Add an 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" matte folded in half to main pocket and a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" tag to front pocket.

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Cover chipboard covers with patterned paper. Allow a 1/2" strip of exposed chipboard at binding edge. Wrap 1/2" tabs of paper to inside of cover as shown.

Cover chipboard covers with patterned paper. Allow a 1/2" strip of exposed chipboard at binding edge. Wrap 1/2" tabs of paper to inside of cover as shown.

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Cut  3" x 7 3/4" rectangle of patterned paper for spine. Attach spine to center of paper.

Cut 3" x 7 3/4" rectangle of patterned paper for spine. Attach spine to center of paper.

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Attach covers to excess binding paper. Allow a scant 1/8" gap at joints. Wrap excess to inside.

Attach covers to excess binding paper. Allow a scant 1/8" gap at joints. Wrap excess to inside.

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Cover inside of spine with a 3" x 6 1/2" rectangle of card stock.

Cover inside of spine with a 3" x 6 1/2" rectangle of card stock.

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Cover inside of covers with patterned paper.

Cover inside of covers with patterned paper.

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To create Stack the Deck Binding, cut a 1 1/4" x 6 1/2"strip, a 1 3/4" x 6 1/2" strips and a 2 1/4" x 6 1/2" strip of card stock. Score and fold each strip 1/2" on each long side.

To create Stack the Deck Binding, cut a 1 1/4" x 6 1/2"strip, a 1 3/4" x 6 1/2" strips and a 2 1/4" x 6 1/2" strip of card stock. Score and fold each strip 1/2" on each long side.

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Stack strips with narrowest on top, centered on next wider strip. Fins should be approximately 1/4" apart.

Stack strips with narrowest on top, centered on next wider strip. Fins should be approximately 1/4" apart.

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Attach Stack the Deck Binding to center of inside spine of cover.

Attach Stack the Deck Binding to center of inside spine of cover.

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Add glue to each side of one fin.

Add glue to each side of one fin.

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Attach page so that fin is sandwiched between page sides.

Attach page so that fin is sandwiched between page sides.

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Add tags and mattes to pockets.

Add tags and mattes to pockets.

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Add patterned paper to front pockets and mattes, and tags. Add embellishments as desired.

Add patterned paper to front pockets and mattes, and tags. Add embellishments as desired.

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Add embellishments to cover as desired.

Add embellishments to cover as desired.

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