Mini Scrapbook Tutorial

By Jess Mutty of Fancy Pants Designs


It doesn’t take a ton of time OR supplies to create a fun mini album. Today, I am showing you how to make a small album that has pages created with just one sheet of 12×12 paper. It is big enough for small square photos (hello, Instagrams!) but small enough to tuck into your purse. And it makes an excellent fast but adorable gift!

Fancy Pants Designs Supplies:

Be You: Marbles patterned paper

Be You: Subway Art patterned paper

Be You: Daylight patterned paper

Be You: flocked transparency

Be You: Rubons

Be You: Element Stickers

Be You: Chipboard Pieces

Summer Soul: Chipboard Pieces

Chipboard Alphas


Other Supplies:

Lightweight chipboard

Black pen


First, you’ll need to cut your lightweight chipboard down to two 3.5’ squares. Cut two 5” squares of your cover paper and cover the chipboard. Lay a piece of trim across the center of the covers and adhere it to the chipboard with a strong adhesive.

Jess Mutty_Sugar and Spice photo1

Now we need to cut the interior pages. Use a pencil to mark horizontal and vertical lines at the 3”, 6” and 9” marks.

Jess Mutty_Sugar and Spice photo2

Accordion fold and cut down the lines as shown in the photo so the paper looks like a “W”.

Jess Mutty_Sugar and Spice photo3

Fold each square back and forth so the pages lay one on top of the other like so:

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You’ll see how the folds create pages. Adhere the wrong sides together to fan the pages correctly, like so:

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Adhere the front and back page flaps to the centers of each cover.

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The mini book can now be tied closed with the trim and embellished with photos and other flat items!

Jess Mutty_Sugar and Spice page1

Jess Mutty_Sugar and Spice page2

How cute and easy is that!? Not all mini albums take hours to make. We’d love to see your mini albums using Fancy Pants Designs so don’t forget to share with us on our Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by today!