Baby Boy Mini Album


Posted on 4th June 2020 by Jane Taylor
Filed under Projects And Cards By Type, Handmade New Baby Cards And Gifts, Baby Boy, Mini album

Today I'm sharing how I created this mini album for a new boy baby. Lots of spaces for photos and pockets for tucking in memorabilia.

Jane Blue Mini Album 21A

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You will need the following craft supplies & craft paper:

You will also need:

  • Patterned paper or card for decorating
  • A bone creaser
  • Dies for decorating. I used Spellbinders lacey circles, labels fifteen, labels one, standard circles small; Xcut spiro circles; MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags
  • Stamps for decorating. I used MFT, Adorable Elephant; Uniko, Sweet Baby


The basic album is constructed using one sheet of 12" x 12" marine blue card. I strongly recommend making a practise album out of paper first.

  1. Score the card at 3", 6" and 9" both horizontally and vertically.

Jane Blue Mini Album 1

2. Cut along the red lines shown in the photo below.

Jane Blue Mini Album 1A

Jane Blue Mini Album 2

3. Use the bone folder to crease all the folds into valleys and mountains. Use the photos below to help. This is a fairly intuitive thing to do and looks far more complicated than it really is.

Jane Blue Mini Album 4

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Make the pockets:

  1. Score and crease the middle two squares on the right into triangles. If you score just slightly off the centre towards the outside edge it makes the pocket sit better into the completed book.

Jane Blue Mini Album 5

2. Attach double sided tape three sides of the triangles as in the photo below. Stick the triangles down.

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3. Flip everything over and attach double sided tape to the left hand edges of the triangles and stick down.

To make the side slip in pocket:

  • Attach double sided tape to the bottom of the middle page and stick edges together.

Jane Blue Mini Album 8

To make top slip in pockets:

  • Attach double sided tape to the bottom and sides of the four pages that are either side of the triangle pages. Stick them together.

Jane Blue Mini Album 9

Your album should now look like the photo below.

Jane Blue Mini Album 10

Now the fun begins! Decorate your album as you wish and add tags into the top, side and triangular pockets.

Here's the photos to show how I decorated my album.

Jane Blue Mini Album Inside 1

Jane Blue Mini Album Inside 2

Jane Blue Mini Album Inside 3

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I really hope you have found this tutorial useful and will maybe create your own mini album. It would be easy to change up the colour to pink for a girl or grey or other colours if you prefer.

If you give this idea a try please share on social media using #papermilldirect so that we can see your wonderful creations.

Tagged: mini album, baby boy, baby present

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