How to Make a Mini Album With the March Swirlydoos Kit

Grab your favorite edge punch, a bit of scrap packaging and your basic tools - we're going to make a mini using the gorgeous "Indigo Dreams" March Kit and Add-Ons from Swirlydoos!

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How to Make a Mini Album With the March Swirlydoos Kit
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Cut (2) pieces @ 5"x6" and (1) piece @ 5"x1-1/2" from cardboard packaging, such as the back of a tablet or legal pad.

Cut (2) pieces @ 5"x6" and (1) piece @ 5"x1-1/2" from cardboard packaging, such as the back of a tablet or legal pad.

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Cut (2) pieces @ 6-1/2" x 6" from the Telaga paper. Score @ 3/8" and 5-1/2"; turn 90°; score @ 1/2"; leave the other edge flat.

Cut (2) pieces @ 6-1/2" x 6" from the Telaga paper. Score @ 3/8" and 5-1/2"; turn 90°; score @ 1/2"; leave the other edge flat.

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Cut diagonally at the outer corners as shown.

Cut diagonally at the outer corners as shown.

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Glue to the 5" x 6" chipboard, folding over at the creases. Don't worry about it not fitting all the way; we'll be covering it up later on.

Glue to the 5" x 6" chipboard, folding over at the creases. Don't worry about it not fitting all the way; we'll be covering it up later on.

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Cut a piece of navy cardstock @5"x9-1/2". Score @1-1/2, 1-/34, 2-3/4, 3, 4, 4-1/4, 5-1/4, 5-1/2, 6-1/2, 6-3/4, 7-3/4, 8. Turn over. Score @2-1/4, 3-1/2, 4-3/4, 6, 7-1/4 as shown.

Cut a piece of navy cardstock @5"x9-1/2". Score @1-1/2, 1-/34, 2-3/4, 3, 4, 4-1/4, 5-1/4, 5-1/2, 6-1/2, 6-3/4, 7-3/4, 8. Turn over. Score @2-1/4, 3-1/2, 4-3/4, 6, 7-1/4 as shown.

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Fold at creases; the "hills" will be 1/2" high, the "valleys" will be 1/4" wide.

Fold at creases; the "hills" will be 1/2" high, the "valleys" will be 1/4" wide.

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Glue the "hills" together.

Glue the "hills" together.

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Adhere to the 5" x 1=1/2" piece of chipboard.

Adhere to the 5" x 1=1/2" piece of chipboard.

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Adhere to the 5" x 6" pieces as shown, being careful that the inner edges are flush to the folds.

Adhere to the 5" x 6" pieces as shown, being careful that the inner edges are flush to the folds.

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Cut a 3" x 6-1/8" piece from the Sekar paper. Score @ 1/2 and 5-5/8 and fold.

Cut a 3" x 6-1/8" piece from the Sekar paper. Score @ 1/2 and 5-5/8 and fold.

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Adhere to the center.

Adhere to the center.

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Select the papers for your pages. Cut (5) pieces @ 5" x 12"; fold these in half. Cut (2) pieces @ 5" x 6".

Select the papers for your pages. Cut (5) pieces @ 5" x 12"; fold these in half. Cut (2) pieces @ 5" x 6".

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Adhere the 5" x 6" pieces to the inner sides of the cover.

Adhere the 5" x 6" pieces to the inner sides of the cover.

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Apply glue to the sides and bottom of one of the 5" x 12" sheets.

Apply glue to the sides and bottom of one of the 5" x 12" sheets.

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Adhere to the first flap at the fold as shown, leaving the top open to form a pocket. Continue with the rest of the papers.

Adhere to the first flap at the fold as shown, leaving the top open to form a pocket. Continue with the rest of the papers.

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Time to fill the pages! Cut a piece of the sage cardstock @ 3-5/8" x 10" and fold in half. Cut (3) pieces of pattern paper slightly larger than your photos and (1) @ 3-1/2" x 4-7/8".

Time to fill the pages! Cut a piece of the sage cardstock @ 3-5/8" x 10" and fold in half. Cut (3) pieces of pattern paper slightly larger than your photos and (1) @ 3-1/2" x 4-7/8".

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Adhere (2) of the matted photos to the inside of the cardstock and glue this to the center of the first page.

Adhere (2) of the matted photos to the inside of the cardstock and glue this to the center of the first page.

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Adhere the 3-1/2" x 4-7/8" piece to the front. Place the third photo in the pocket on top of the page.

Adhere the 3-1/2" x 4-7/8" piece to the front. Place the third photo in the pocket on top of the page.

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Cut a piece of the sage cardstock @ 5" x 3-1/2" and another @ 5" x 3-3/4". Score the larger piece @ 3-1/2 as shown. Adhere your matted photo to the smaller piece of cardstock.

Cut a piece of the sage cardstock @ 5" x 3-1/2" and another @ 5" x 3-3/4". Score the larger piece @ 3-1/2 as shown. Adhere your matted photo to the smaller piece of cardstock.

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Adhere the next matted photo; place a piece of double sided tape just above the scored fold.

Adhere the next matted photo; place a piece of double sided tape just above the scored fold.

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Place the flap above the first photo as shown, with the photo side out, creating a waterfall.

Place the flap above the first photo as shown, with the photo side out, creating a waterfall.

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Cut a piece of pattern paper @ 6" x 2"; use an edger punch along one side. Adhere to the facing page on (3) sides, creating a pocket. Continue with the rest of the pages, using flaps and pockets.

Cut a piece of pattern paper @ 6" x 2"; use an edger punch along one side. Adhere to the facing page on (3) sides, creating a pocket. Continue with the rest of the pages, using flaps and pockets.

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Using the stickers and embellishments that came with the Main Kit and Add-Ons, begin to decorate your pages.

Using the stickers and embellishments that came with the Main Kit and Add-Ons, begin to decorate your pages.

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Continue with each page, assembling and decorating as you wish. To see how I did mine, please visit my blog http://www.scrappymusings.com/

Continue with each page, assembling and decorating as you wish. To see how I did mine, please visit my blog www.scrappymusings.com/

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All assembled and decorated... and done!!! And there you have it - a quick and easy mini album made solely with the March Kit and Add-Ons and a few basic tools.

All assembled and decorated... and done!!! And there you have it - a quick and easy mini album made solely with the March Kit and Add-Ons and a few basic tools.

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