A Mini Zig-Zag Album Various colours


Posted on 9th July 2022 by Jane Taylor
Filed under Mini album

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Papermill Direct products needed:

  • navy blue plain card
  • super smooth white card
  • doubled sided tape

You will also need:

  • Patterned paper and ephemera - I used Cocoa Vanilla Legendary
  • Die - I used Lawn Fawn stitched square stackables
  • Washi tape
  • Twine

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Make the album cover:

  1. Using a sheet of A4 navy card trim at 9.25".

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2. Cut this piece of navy card in half lengthways.

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3. Score both strips of navy card at 4 1/8" and 5 1/8". Fold along score lines.

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4. Stick the strips together. This will make the cover of the mini album.

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Make The Zig-Zag section:

  1. From an A4 sheet of navy card two pieces of lengthways, each 3.75" wide.
  2. Score and fold each piece at 3.75", 7.5" and 11.25".
  3. Using one of the 3/8" leftover flaps stick the two pieces together to form a continuous zig-zag. Trim off the extra 3/8" left over at the other end.

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Decorate the cover:

1. Decorate the cover's front, back, inside front and back using patterned paper.

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Decorate the Zig-Zag section:

  1. Cut eleven mats from a mix of plain white card and patterned paper each measuring 3.5" x 3.5". These will each take a 3" x 3" photo.
  2. Adhere five of the mats to the front and six to the back of the zig-zag section.

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Complete the album:

  1. Adhere the zig-zag section to the cover using the unmatted zig-zag square to apply the glue.
  2. Add any extra decorations as desired. I added a strip of patterned paper to the inside spine of the cover. I also added a triangular pocket with tags tucked inside to the inside of the front and back cover.

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This is such a sweet little album that you can personalise with your own photos. It looks complicated, but is actually very easy. I always make a mock up using cheap printer paper when trying out new projects.

I hope you will be inspired to give this zig-zag album a go yourself. Remember to share on social media using #papermilldirect.

Thanks so much for looking. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Jane x


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