Sunday, 24 July 2016

8x8 Floral Scrapbook Mini Album

Below are the details and dimensions if you want to replicate my 8"x8" FLORAL scrapbook mini album. I list the papers and punches/dies I used, but use the supplies you have in your stash to customize your album.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to view a video that shows this album in detail.

Papers I used:
  • 5 sheets Recollections 110 lb cardstock for base pages
  • Recollections 65lb cardstock for pockets, flaps, inside front and back cover, tags etc.
  • About 1/2 pack of "Botanical" by Susan Winget (K&Company)
  • 6 sheets of "Secret Garden" collection by Bo Bunny (including cut apart sheet)
  • A few extra sheets of paper from my stash
Binding method:  All-in One
(You can refer to my tutorial on YouTube at

Punches and dies:
  • Abstract Flower Punch (EK Success)
  • Garden Gate Punch (Martha Stewart)
  • Regal Borders & Pockets Dies (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Decorative Accents Labels 42 (Spellbinders Nestabilities)
  • A2 Scalloped Borders Three (Spellbinders Card Creator)
  • Arched Elegance Pocket Dies (Spellbinders)
  • Majestic Labels 25 Die (Spellbinders Nestabilities)
  • Oval Majesty Die (Spellbinders)
Video tutorial: Tip for getting more designs out of your Heartfelt Creations Regal Border dies (


Sizes shown below are for the finished pieces. Sizes in parentheses are size of paper I need to start with. For example if the finished size of my pocket is 8"w x 3"h, I trim my cardstock to measure 9"w x 3-1/2"h so that I have a 1/2" seam to fold under along the left, right and bottom edges. I'm not including tag sizes as you can customize those as you wish.
  • Chipboard front and back covers: 8-1/2"w x 8-1/2"h
  • Chipboard spine: 3-1/4"w x 8-1/2"h
  • Accordion mini album on front cover:
    - chipboard top: 3-1/2"w x 3-1/2"h
    - inside pages 3-1/4"w x 3-1/4"h (2 strips of cardstock attached together and folded accordion-style)
  • Base pages: 8"w x 8"h
  • Inside front cover - Pocket: 8"w x 3"h (9"w x 3-1/2"h)
  • Page 1 - Photo mat: 4-1/2"w x 4-1/2"h
  • Page 2 - Diagonal pocket: 8"w x 8"h (9"w x 8-1/2"h) - After folding the pocket seams under, I trimmed diagonally starting 1-1/2" from the bottom of the left edge to 1-1/2" from the right along the top edge. (To mat the pocket, trace around the pocket over your scrapbook paper before attaching the pocket down - then trim the scrapbook paper 1/8" inside the lines to leave a small border all around.)
  • Page 3 - Same as page 2 except I trim diagonally starting 1-1/2" from the left edge along the top down to 1-1/2" from the bottom of the right edge.
  • Page 4 - Photo mat: 4"w x 5"h
  • Page 5 - Pocket: 8"w x 3-1/2"h (9"w x 4"h)
  • Page 6 - Flap: 6"w x 7-1/4"h (6"w x 8"h)
  • Page 7 - Photo mats (4): 3"w x 3"h each
  • Page 8 - Left flap: 4-1/2"w x 8"h (5"w x 8"h)|
                - Smaller fold-up flap: 3-1/2"w x 4-3/4"h (3-1/2"w x 9-1/2")
  • Page 9 - Front diagonal pocket: 6"w x 6"h (6-1/2"w x 6-1/2"h) - Fold down left and bottom seams then trim from top left corner down to bottom right corner.
                - Back diagonal pocket: 8"w x 8"h (9"w x 8-1/2"h) - Same as page 3)
  • Page 10 - Pocket: 6-1/4"w x 8"h (6-3/4"w x 9"h)
  • Inside back cover - Pocket: 6-1/4"w x 8"h (6-3/4"w x 9"h)
You can download this page in PDF format if you wish: Download PDF

(You can also view the video directly on my YouTube channel

If you want more detailed tutorials, I have several available for purchase at that include detailed step-by-step written instructions with photos AND links to videos that show how I construct the albums from start to finish.