Wednesday, 2 September 2015

How to Make a Closing Album Tutorial

Good Morning Crafters
Sandra who is our Graphic 45 guru has been asked by you the crafters on how to create an album which closes. 
She has used Graphic 45 which can be found on our Personal Impressions website.
We do have a stockist locator on our home page for you to find a stockist near you.
Today we are sharing a step by step tutorial for you!
Take some chipboard and cut to these measurements
1x7 7x7 3x7 7x7 2x7 inches
Place them in that order on your table
Take 2 pieces of A4 card (good quality)overlap them and stick them together
Glue your pieces onto the card use 2 small  pieces of Chipboard as a spacer between each Piece

Mitre the corners of the card and attach tape as in the photo in between the gaps as well for strength
I like to use red tape

Fold over the edges of the card top and bottom first
When folding over the side tuck the corners in nicely so you don't see the chip board
Next cut some of the same card to cover the inside gaps
6 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches
6 3/4 x 5 inches
6 3/4 x 3 inches

Stick these down well
Next cut the supports for the pages
6 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches
6 3/4x 2 1/2 inches
6 3/4x 1 1/2 inches
score 1/2 inch on each side

Glue these down on top of each other and mitre the ends

Glue onto the small centre panel
Add your chosen papers to the uncovered Chip board
Next using the same strong card cut 6 sheets of 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches
These are the pages

When you have finished decorating your pages your album will be complete.
You don't have to add the closing part of the album and it would be made in the exact same way
WOW isn't this fabulous? I will definitely be trying this one out!
Thank you for visiting today!


  1. What a super project, thanks for the great tutorial. Beautiful.

  2. Superb project and tutorial Sandra! Will definately be trying this one out! Thanks for sharing :) x

  3. Awesome project! ^__^ I always wondered how the pages stayed well-aligned without stitched binding and now I know! Enjoyed reading it, thank you for sharing! <3

  4. Wow an excellent tutorial. Very easy to understand. X

  5. Thank you Sandra for sharing will have a go at this .Great work as always.♥