Monday, 28 December 2015

TUTORIAL - Scrapbook Album with Repositionable Photo Mats

In this tutorial, I show you how to create my most interactive style of mini album with "repositionable photo mats". 

The album contains many tags and pockets, but what's special about it is the end user can decide whether to position full-size 4" x 6" photos vertically or horizontally, making this a truly versatile album. The album has 3 large removable waterfalls that can be repositioned, rotating pockets and swingtabs. 

The album covers measure 9-1/4”w by 9”h with a 3” spine. There are 5 two-sided base pages for a total of 10 pages each measuring 8-1/2"w x 8-1/2"h.   The paper stack I used to make this album is titled  “Meadow by Susan Winget” (K&Company), but any papers can be used. It has a chain closure and fabric-covered spine.

The tutorial is in PDF format and contains 56 pages of extremely detailed step-by-step instructions with about 280 photos that show how I created the album from start to finish. You will learn how to create each of the interactive pages, how make the covers and spine, how to bind the pages into the album, how to make the chain closure and how I embellished the album. Measurements are included for each piece you will need to construct the album including the binding, covers and spine.

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. 

Below is a video that describes the album and the tutorial as well as some more photos of the interactive pages.

(If you have difficulties running the video, you can view it on my YouTube channel at

Page Style: Repositionable Waterfall


Page Style: Rotating Pocket


Page Style: Swing-Tab


Page Styles: Single Pocket and Double-Pocket


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 these repositionable albums as you wish for personal use. You can also make and sell the repositionable 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 a tutorial. Student tutorials can be purchased at a special price if ordered and paid for by the purchaser of the Classroom Licence. Contact me at if interested.