Sunday, December 30, 2012

Star Mini Photo Album

Now that Christmas is over, I finally have some time to record a tutorial for the albums I made this year.  These are so cute and really not that difficult to make.


They open up to form a star which can be hung as an ornament.


I think they would be a great first Christmas gift for a new baby or a newlywed couple.  Each year for 12 years, a new picture can be added.  They’re also great as a collection of photos from Christmases past (as I did) or a year in pictures (one for each month).

I made 18 of these little albums this year for my parents, siblings, nieces and nephews.


If you’d like to make one, here’s a tutorial.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Materials list:

  • 12 photos sized no larger than 1.75” x 1.75”
  • 18” ribbon (anywhere from one half to one inch wide)
  • White glue
  • Glue stick
  • Scoring board
  • Plain scrapbook paper
  • Three coordinating sheets of scrapbook paper (I used Winter Flannels from Hot Off The Press)
  • Distress ink
  • Paper board (I used a cereal box)


  • Cut  a 4 1/8” x 7 1/2” rectangle from the plain scrapbook paper.
    Score lengthwise at 1/2” and 3 5/8”.
    Score crosswise at 1/2”, 3 5/8”, 3 7/8” and 7”.
  • Cut two 3 1/8” squares from paper board (the second largest Nestabilities square die works perfectly for this)


  • Cut three 3” x 12” strips and one 9” x 12” strip from the first color. Score every 3 inches.
  • Cut two 2.5” x 12” strips and one 2.5” x 10” strip from the second color.  Score every 2.5 inches.
  • Cut two 2” x 12” strips and one 2” x 4” strip from the third color.  Score every 2 inches.