How to Create an Interactive Mini Album

An interactive mini album full of pockets, flaps and hidden messages. Find out how to create it!

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How to Create an Interactive Mini Album
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Start by covering pages with the following: Large pages: 7 3/8 x 5 3/8. Attach to pages.

Start by covering pages with the following: Large pages: 7 3/8 x 5 3/8. Attach to pages.

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Pocket Page: Same size page cut on 4 1/2 into two pieces. Attach pieces to pages and pockets.

Pocket Page: Same size page cut on 4 1/2 into two pieces. Attach pieces to pages and pockets.

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Start adding interactive mechanisms. Top Flap: cut  5 3/8 x 6 3/8 piece. Score on 1". Attach to top of page aligned with background paper.

Start adding interactive mechanisms. Top Flap: cut 5 3/8 x 6 3/8 piece. Score on 1". Attach to top of page aligned with background paper.

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Double Flap: cut two pieces 4 1/2 x 8 3/8. Score on 1". Attach one piece on right side of page and the other piece on left side.

Double Flap: cut two pieces 4 1/2 x 8 3/8. Score on 1". Attach one piece on right side of page and the other piece on left side.

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This is how it looks when opened.

This is how it looks when opened.

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Pocket: cut 2 1/2 x 6 3/8 piece. Score on 1/2" on three sides. Don't score on top. Fold.

Pocket: cut 2 1/2 x 6 3/8 piece. Score on 1/2" on three sides. Don't score on top. Fold.

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Attach around edges of background paper. Or on top of paper by applying glue on back sides of folds.

Attach around edges of background paper. Or on top of paper by applying glue on back sides of folds.

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This is how it looks from the front.

This is how it looks from the front.

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Flap & Pocket: cut 6 5/8 x 7 3/8 piece. Score on 1 1/4" from both long edges. Attach one flap to left background paper. create a pocket from right flap by attaching top and bottom sides only.

Flap & Pocket: cut 6 5/8 x 7 3/8 piece. Score on 1 1/4" from both long edges. Attach one flap to left background paper. create a pocket from right flap by attaching top and bottom sides only.

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Add embellishments: cut images from papers and add cardstock tags and pockets. Cut paper parts with frames to create small accordion to add to page.

Add embellishments: cut images from papers and add cardstock tags and pockets. Cut paper parts with frames to create small accordion to add to page.

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Use Ephemera cards to create inserts and flaps. Attach card to page with 1" strip scored in center. Attach one side to card and other side to page.

Use Ephemera cards to create inserts and flaps. Attach card to page with 1" strip scored in center. Attach one side to card and other side to page.

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Image pocket: cut image from paper. Apply glue only on side of image. Attach to page when only one side of image attached and opposite side is open to tuck inserts under it.

Image pocket: cut image from paper. Apply glue only on side of image. Attach to page when only one side of image attached and opposite side is open to tuck inserts under it.

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Create little mini albums from the tags that come with the album.

Create little mini albums from the tags that come with the album.

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Use the flap technique to create different sizes of flaps that open in different directions. Create combinations of more than one flap.

Use the flap technique to create different sizes of flaps that open in different directions. Create combinations of more than one flap.

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Cover inside covers with 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 pieces. Add embellishments and/or pockets to inside cover.

Cover inside covers with 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 pieces. Add embellishments and/or pockets to inside cover.

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Cover front and back covers with 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 pieces. Embellish front cover with cut images and small glass bottles. Add little images to front of bottles.

Cover front and back covers with 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 pieces. Embellish front cover with cut images and small glass bottles. Add little images to front of bottles.

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Cover spine with 2 3/4 x 7 7/8 piece. Embellish with chain and keys.

Cover spine with 2 3/4 x 7 7/8 piece. Embellish with chain and keys.

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