How to Make a Gate-Fold Club Scrap Blueprint House Album

by Roni Johnson

Gate-Fold house scrapbook album made using Club Scrap Blueprint kit from September 2014 by Ink Stained Roni


  • 2 Sheets of Chipboard (or a Club Scrap Pizza Box)
  • 10 Sheets of Cardstock
  • 2 Bind-It All O-wires
  • 2 Adhesive
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ruler or other measuring device
  • Bind-It All Machine
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    If you are using the pizza box that the Club Scrap kit comes in, trim off the sides so you are left with a nice sheet of chipboard (example is 13"x13").

    Step 2

    Trace the general shape of your house on the chipboard. The base of this house measures 8" across x 6.5" tall not including the peak. The peak adds an additional 3".

    Step 3

    Trim the house from the rest of the chipboard using a sharp craft knife.

    Step 4

    Trace a rectangle onto the second piece of chipboard that is the same size as the base of the house - in this case 8" x 6.5"

    Step 5

    Cut the rectangle out. You can now cut the rectangle in two to create two doors for your album or leave it whole for a single album cover. I am using two doors to create a gate fold album.

    Step 6

    Cover both doors with cardstock - cover front - glue to the cardstock; trim leaving 1/2" around all edges; cut away corners, fold over and glue down. Trim a cardstock panel to cover back of doors.

    Step 7

    Finished doors.

    Step 8

    Cover the album base just as you did the doors/front covers.

    Step 9

    Mount the album base onto cardstock and trim away excess.

    Step 10

    Cut away corner notches and crease flaps.

    Step 11

    Apply adhesive to both the cardstock tab...

    Step 12

    and the chipboard base.

    Step 13

    Fold the flaps over to secure.

    Step 14

    Trace the house shape onto a second sheet of cardstock - this will cover the inside of the album.

    Step 15

    glue it down and you're set to go!

    Step 16

    Your album base and cover(s) are finished.

    Step 17

    Doors/cover(s) open.

    Step 18

    Cut pages for the album. Since the example is an 8" x 6.5" gate fold album I cut two sets of 7" x 6" pages. If you are making a single spine/cover album, cut one set of pages.

    Step 19

    Time to bind - I start off by punching holes in the doors to ensure proper placement on the base. Center the door/cover and punch.

    Step 20

    Use the doors to determine where the holes on the album base should go. I positioned them where desired, added pencil ticks and punched.

    Step 21

    Find the center of your inside pages and align it with the given mark on the cutter. I am using a piece of scrap cardstock to use as a guide.

    Step 22

    Once holes have been punched in the album base, cover and pages, insert a piece of o-wire into the base, add the front cover and pages.

    Step 23

    Make sure the machine is set to the corresponding o-wire size that you are using to bind your album to ensure a proper finish.

    Step 24

    Squeeze the o-wire shut.

    Step 25

    Repeat on the second side if you are making a bi-fold album as shown in the example.

    Step 26

    Close the pages up....

    Step 27

    And your album is ready to be embellished!

    Step 28

    Here is a top view of how this bi-fold/gate fold album looks once it has been assembled.