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Mini Album Makers May 2018 Edition . . .

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Mini Album Makers May 2018 edition. This month I'm sharing an altered file folder.

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NOTE: Bird cage and feather courtesy of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

It's so easy to add extra pages and minis to the inside of these and so very fun to decorate. Let's start.

The folder opens to reveal a large top, small bottom and two side pieces. I decorated these with vintage-look papers and embellishments.

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A pocket holds ephemera, but the pocket is attached on the inside of the left flap . . . 

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I added a postcard to the inside left flap, only adhering on the bottom of the postcard (or actually the far right side) and a touch on the upper and lower right corners. To the exposed corners I added metal corner protectors. 

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The next step was to create a 4 page signature to sew into the left flap. The cover is shown above with lace trim.

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Pamphlet Stitch PDF Instructions

And on the right side, I've added a piece of elastic to hold another mini-book. 

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To add the elastic, punch two holes (see above) and string the elastic through the holes and to the back of the page/portfolio. Make sure to do this before you decorate the back of the page/portfolio. 

Secure the ends with score tape. Decorate over the score tape.

The elastic holds a mini-book and a large portfolio in place. 

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MAM APR 2018 B

Thanks for joining me on this little foray into altered portfolios. 

Please stop by and visit my Team Mates and see what amazing mini books they've created on the

Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

Then, enter your own mini book for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from this month's fabulous sponsor

Lindy's Stamp Gang 
Website - https://www.lindysgang.com/
Blog - https://lindysgang.blog/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/lindysgang/


Also entering this into the following challenges:

Your Scrapbook Place

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Love to Scrap

Your Scrapbook Place

The Challenge Blog of Creative Buying

Love To Craft


Anne R

Nancy, you really do make the most beautiful albums and this one is no exception, it is amazing how beautiful a file folder can be made to look! The papers you chose are gorgeous, I love the feather and birdcage on the front and the little pom poms are delightful! Anne

Margaret Mifsud

This is awesome Nancy! I love the papers you have used and am amazed at the amount of space inside the folder. Brilliant idea and stunning make. I am bookmarking this for future reference. I love it!! hugs x

Gloria Stengel

I always love a folio style mini! They are just so fun. This vintage beauty is amazing!!!

Annette Stapylton

What a fabulously designed project. Looks amazing and lovely work.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


Gorgeous creation, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters! Hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x


This is amazing thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place


This is is just gorgeous love all the details Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

Maritza Rios

Wonderful project! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
Maritza DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...


Heel mooi! Leuk dat je meedoet aan de World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Succes met je inzending. Morgen begint er weer een nieuwe Challenge. Hopelijk zie ik je weer.
Groetjes, Jacqueline ~DT

Leslie Turner

Love this! Thanks so much for participating in the Love To Craft's "May Anything Goes" challenge! Sorry for the late comment - have been having internet issues.
Leslie, LTCCB DT
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Love To Scrap!


Nancy, forgive me for coming by so late, but we had sickness in our family. I truly love this mini and think it may be my favorite yet! The bird cage is out of this world beautiful with your gorgeous papers. I love the construction of the folder and especially the elastic with another mini inside - how fun!!! Truly enjoyable read and beautiful make. It's so great to have you on the team. Hugs, Autumn

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