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Christine Emberson

Hello Mini Pocket Album Tutorial

Hi everyone, Christine here today with a mini pocket album tutorial.  These albums are great to make as they consist of pockets to store photos, tickets and ephemera, a great gift or perhaps a keepsake for yourself of a memorable event.


Hello Mini Pocket Album by Christine EmbersonHow to Make a Mini Pocket Album

First cut two chipboard covers – these measure 5” x 4 ½”.  Then cut four pieces of your choice of patterned paper to match the chipboard sizing – I chose Kaisercraft Bow and Arrow papers, affix to front and inside covers using  E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable.

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Put these to one side and then create your inner pockets.  Cut various colored card 8″ x 8″, score at 4″, rotate and score at 3.2″. Fold longest section first, then fold in half – this will create pockets.  The open side goes to the spine of your mini album.

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Now for the decorating, I affixed a tag to the front cover using 3D Foam Squares White, Regular.CEmberson - Hello Book 4

To bind the pocket album, punch holes 1¼“ inches in from each edge of the cover and also hole punch the pockets.  Insert book rings.  It’s a good idea to do this before you decorate the pockets so you can see where your holes are.  I decorated the inner pockets by die cutting aperture shapes and adding patterned paper behind with Crafty Power Tape.

CEmberson - Hello Book 5I continued decorating the additional pockets, adding strips of paper, bunting and more.

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The finished book cover.

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You can add additional pockets as and when you need them.

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Have fun creating pockets for photos, quotes, tickets…the list is endless 🙂



Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:  E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable3D Foam Squares White, RegularCrafty Power Tape

  • Spellbinders dies – Pretty Petals D
  • Paper: Kaisercraft – Bow and Arrow
  • Additional supplies: chipboard, book rings, various colored cardstock, kraft tag, twine.

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