Hello fellow paper crafters! Today we’re sharing a Cottage Blush Mini Album tutorial by Shellie Geigle. If this collection is no longer available in our store, you can make one using papers that you already have, or you can Click here for more paper choices.
This mini album is tailored for paper crafters of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned crafter, you’ll get an easy, down to earth learning experience from our tutorials.
MATERIALS LIST AND CUTTING GUIDE
The following materials can be purchased right here on our website. Links are provided on each item, just click, add to cart and purchase. Simple and easy.
** IF YOU CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE MATERIALS LIST OR PRECUTTING MEASUREMENT GUIDE, THE FOLLOWING IS THE INFORMATION:
2 packs of Bob & Betty Cottage Blush 12 x 12 Paper
2 packs of White 12 x 12 Cardstock
1 pack of Heavy Duty Craft Magnets
Waxed or Regular String
1 Roll 1/4″ Scor Tape
Art Glitter Glue and Metal Tip
Wink of Stella (optional if you want shimmer on flowers/leaves)
Tim Holtz Inks: Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemon, and Victoria Velvet
Flowers – Packaged (for those who aren’t die cutting flowers)
You can use any you want – here the link to some Packaged flowers varieties
Leaves – we have some packaged at the link above or you can use a lever punch such as:
Ek tools Leaves Branch (you can also use this for your trim)
EK tools leaf punch
Flowers / Leaves for Die cutters:
Oakberry Lane Blossoms Stamp and Oakberry Lane Blossoms Die
Leafy Accents Stamp and Leafy Accents Die
Or choose other Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies on our website.
Trim Punches (for non-diecutters)
EK tools trim punches (you can use large, medium or small in this tutorial. I will be teaching for anyone using different sized trim punches)
Trim – For Die Cutters
Heartfelt Creations Album Tags and Accent Die
Heartfelt Creations Petite Pocket Accent Die
PRE-CUTTING MEASUREMENT & SCORING GUIDE
** the following is all cut on your solid colored white cardstock**
There are no written assembly instructions. All instructions on how to assemble will be shown and taught in the tutorial video. Shellie Geigle’s Youtube Channel
(2) 7” x 12” pieces of cardstock.
Lay both on your scoring board so you’re 12” across the board.
Score each at 7” and 8-1/2”
Label Each in pencil: Base Album
(4) 7” x 12” pieces of cardstock
Lay on your scoring board so you’re 12” across the board.
Score each at 7” and 7-1/4”
Label: Insert Base
(4) 5-1/2” x 7” pieces of cardstock
Lay so your paper is 5-1/2” across the board.
Score at 2-1/2” and 2-3/4”
Label: Insert Top Flap
(8) 6-7/8” x 7-1/2” pieces of carstock
Lay your paper so it’s 7-1/2” across your board.
Score at 6-7/8” and 7-1/8”
Label: Insert Sides
Pockets & Flips
(4) 4-1/2” X 8” Pieces of cardstock.
Lay your piece so it’s 8” across your board.
Score at 1/2” and 7-1/2”
Label: Insert Back Pocket
(4) 4-1/2” x 7-1/4” pieces of cardstock.
Lay your paper so it’s 4-1/2” across your board.
Score at 1/2″.
Label: Insert Flip
Cottage Blush Mini Album Video Tutorial
Shellie has put together a detailed video tutorial for you. She breaks it down into 2 easy-to-follow parts, where she teaches you techniques and offers tips in the mini album making process.