Heritage Mini Album Tutorial

Hello again,

I am now working on a heritage mini album and I have a tutorial to go with it. I have used an all time favourite stack of mine called Timeless Memories by Prima Marketing. The antique and vintage look of this paper collection is timeless and provides the perfect backdrop for my heritage photos.  I used the 12 inch by 12 inch paper stack and the A4 size pad.

 Take a 12 inch by 12 inch designer paper or cardstock and score it at 6 inches all the way through. Turn the paper around and score at 4 and 1/2 inches all the way again. It should look like this:

  Cut along the score line as indicated in the picture above.

It should look like this.
  Fold at the 6 inch scoreline and fold back again at the 41/2 inch scoreline.
  There is a flap like this which can be matted or glued down to make a pocket. I made 5 signitures for this heritage mini album.
Make the hidden hinge binding system
 I now start working on the binding system which is called the hidden hinge binding system which is designed by Kathy Orta. I have made five hinges for the five signituresof this mini album. Take a 12  inch by 5 and 3/4 inch piece of thick designer paper or cardstock and score at 1/2 inch, 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch series repeated 5 times. Do not forget to leave equal amount of space on both sides of the hinges. Glue each signiture to each one of the hinges, one by one. Once that is done, you will notice that you will also need to glue the bottom edges of the pages. I am sorry but I forgot to take pictures of this step.
Top view with the binding system in place.
  A closer look at the binding system with the attached signiture.  
A spread with a pocket in the middle. If you look carefully, I have not glued the bottom of the flap yet.
Another spread
 The back page. Time for matting the pages and adding the covers.

I have pulled out some heritage photos which will be included in this heritage mini album. I cannot wait to finish it. I will be sharing the finished mini album in my next blog  post. Keep in touch and thank you for visiting. 


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