How to Make a Bohemian Bazaar Mini Album

by Jennifer Boyd

Quick Mini Album using the Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar paper collection


  • 12 x 12 Bohemian Bazaar Papers
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Bone Folder
  • Adhesive - Scor Tape or Red Liner
  • 1 1/2 Circle Punch
  • Mini Paper Punch
  • Pencil
  • 5 Decorative Brads
  • Colored Trim
  • Foam Tape or Pop Dots
  • Tim! Broken China or Team Distress Pad
  • (2) 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 Chipboard Pieces
  • (1) 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 Chipboard Piece
  • (4) 12 x 6 1/2 Black Cardstock Pieces
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Let's make the book - Adhere long edges of two sheets of 6 1/2 x 12 cardstock together.

    Step 2

    Apply double sided tape to all four sides of your chipboard pieces. There should be (2) 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 pieces and (1) 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 piece. Flip over and repeat on the other side.

    Step 3

    Adhere chipboard pieces to the black cardstock. Make sure to keep everything straight and leave a gap between the spine piece and the covers. Trim off corners as shown.

    Step 4

    Gently fold over the edges, crease with bone folder and adhere.

    Step 5

    For the inside of the cover you will need to adhere the edges of the other two 6 1/2 x 12 sheets together. Trim down to fit the inside of your book making sure to cover close to the outside edges.

    Step 6

    Gentle score the inside folds of book and start to fold them inward with your bone folder.

    Step 7

    Trim 1/4" off the end of your policy envelope.

    Step 8

    Trim the Bohemian Bazaar and a Flower from the main page of paper pad. Apply Foam Tape or Pop Dots. Mix and match papers of your choice to complete the front cover - adhere with Scor-Tape

    Step 9

    Cut two pieces of the Bohemian Bazaar paper to 8 3/4 x 3 3/4.

    Step 10

    Pick a journal card from the collection. Score the top edge at 1/4". This will make our photo flip.

    Step 11

    Trace the flap of the envelope twice onto decorative paper, trim & adhere. Using a mini hole punch - punch a hole in the center of the flap.

    Step 12

    Adhere the paper to the pocket side of the envelope and punch 1/2 of a 1 1/4" hole as shown. This will allow us to pull our photo tab in and out of the pocket easily.

    Step 13

    Cut a piece of black cardstock and a piece of decorative cardstock to the sizes in the picture. Adhere. This will make our photo tab to slide into the envelope.

    Step 14

    You're ready to assemble this side of our envelope. If you'd like, use a pocket from the pocket & tags set to create a little journal pocket.

    Step 15

    Cut a piece of black cardstock and a piece of decorative paper to the sizes listed above. this will create a photo mat for the outside of our envelope.

    Step 16

    Assemble as shown.

    Step 17

    Rinse and Repeat until you have assembled and decorated all five policy envelopes.

    Step 18

    Cut binding from file folders or light weight chipboard. The measure's listed above may vary depending on the size of your book. This book is 1 1/2 and two 1 inch pieces.

    Step 19

    I will show you in class how to assemble the binding since we are only using 5 pieces for this book.

    Step 20

    Remember to decorate the spin and the back of your book.