Saturday, 5 April 2014

Tutorial for 8x8 Interactive Scrapbook Mini Album

  • In my tutorial, I show you how to create my 8x8 Interactive Scrapbook Mini Album.

The album covers measure 9x9 inches and the inside pages measure 8x8 inches. It's very interactive with flaps, pull-outs and pockets and there is lots of room for photos. The thick 3" spine means you have tons of space for embellishments too! You can interchange some of the interactive elements on the pages to vary your album designs and use any paper you want to customize your album. 

The tutorial is in PDF format and contains approximately 50 pages of EXTREMELY DETAILED step-by-step instructions from start to finish and 200 PHOTOS I took as I was creating the album: making the interactive pages, making the covers and spine, binding the pages into the album, making the closure and ideas for embellishing the cover and spine with your own supplies. Measurements are included for every page, flap, pocket, tag, etc. you will need to construct this exact album.


in addition to the written tutorial, I'm including free links to my series of unlisted ONLINE VIDEOS that show how to make the album as I create a brand new one from start to finish.

You can refer to the videos anytime as I plan to leave them online for as long as the service provider can host them.

Below are 2 videos that show the album I completed in the tutorial, and the album I completed in the videos. I am also including photos of the various pages in the tutorial album as well as more videos of some of the other albums I created based on this tutorial. 

  Tutorial Album (made with the Steampunk Botanica stack by Recollections and other papers I had in my stash)

  VIDEO - Album created in instructional videos(made with the Primrose stack by DCWV and paper from my stash) 

More photos



Baby Girl:

Spring Memories:


Laugh & Play:

Happily Ever After:


To purchase: Please visit my Etsy shop to purchase the tutorial ( Don't have an Etsy account? No problem. Simply email me at and I will send you a Paypal invoice and upon payment, will send you the tutorial by email within 24 hours.

Terms of use: 
By purchasing this tutorial, you can make as many of my 8x8 albums as you wish for personal use. You can also make and sell the albums you make. If selling albums online, please credit me by including a link to my website: “Tutorial for making this album is available from”.

However the tutorial and videos are protected by copyright and may NOT be reproduced or redistributed for free or for profit. 

Classroom Licence - $29.99
If you would like to teach classes on how to make this album, a “Classroom Licence” is available for $29.99. You can teach as many classes as you wish.  Note: Students each need to purchase Personal Use or Commercial Use licences. Student licences can be purchased at a special price if ordered and paid for by the purchaser of the Classroom Licence. Contact me at to purchase.

How I Assembled My Gatefold Album

I received some requests for a tutorial on how I made my gatefold albums posted to YouTube.

For the inside pages, I used a tutorial I purchased from Kathy Orta (Paper Phenomenon on YouTube) called Build-A-Page. It's available on her website at   I reversed the instructions to construct the pages on the right side of the album.

For the binding, I used Laura Denison's "Stack the Deck" method. She has an excellent video which shows you how to do this at

I came up with my own measurements and technique for the covers and spines and wrote down the measurements as I was working on the album. You can download them from this link.