Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cards to mini album...A tutorial

Summer 2012 came and went way to fast this year.
The kids had a blast and I'm reminiscing of this years summer surf sessions.
Surf into Summer mini album

The front

The back

Tutorial
This project is super easy and really inexpensive.

  This is how the mini album started, as three blank cards.
These are A2 ( 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 ) cards

 All you have to do to make these cards into an album in to adhere them together like this.
 You see only the outside panels of the cards will be adhered together

 Your base should look like this.

 All you have to do now is embellish, embellish, embellish!  
And you get this...

 For my mini I used embellishments from
Core'dinations cardstock: blue from "Vintage Collection", yellow from "Core Essentials Collection"
American Crafts 6x6 paper pad in "Shoreline"
American Crafts thickers in "boardwalk" and Dear Lizzy alpha stickers
Pictures are cut 2 x 3 1/4 inches

 Here's some detail pictures





11 comments:

Karen B. said...

Such a cool book! I have to say that was an awesome tutorial as well, very clearly explained with lots of great pictures. Fantastic job!

Creations by Shirl said...

Super great tutorial! I can see you have surfer's in your household....
Of course with all the beaches on Oahu! Pretty mini album!
TFS~

Pretty said...

Very beautiful mini
Thank you (super great tutorial)
pretty

~amy~ said...

Awesome mini and tut! Love the fun pics and colors!

Annette said...

girl you totally rocked this mini...i love it...great colors and fun pages..

Valérie said...

Very cute mini album! I love your color choice - so perfect for the summer!

Els said...

I just came by for a closer look at this mini album, I saw a picture on Facebook. It is so stunning, Lalo!! As is the rest of your work. One of the reasons why I find myself coming back here, for getting inspired!
Els.

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME!!!! I love how easy that you make it look and that anyone can make it (even kids!!). You make the best beach layouts and mini albums!! Must be the very cool Hawaii vibe you have?

Laura said...

this is beautiful and so inspiring, i am going to have to create one of these~

Nina Yang said...

Pure awesomeness!

RiNNE said...

Beautiful work- so glad I'm seeing all the details! You are a genius!