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Mini Album Makers May 2019 . . .


Hi Everyone!

Today is the start of a new month and that means another challenge on the Mini Album Makers blog.

This month I'm working with a new book from

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts


Bracket Edge Booklet.

Here are the chipboard pieces that come with the kit:

Base Page with Pockets pre-cut & pre-scored


Mini-book inserts for the pockets (2 of each piece):


Brackets for the book cover (one each):


This is super easy to put together!

First I painted around the outside edges of the base, both inside and outside.


The paint represents Layer #1.

For Layer #2, I used the bracket templates and cut decorative paper

for the inside of the booklet.

Also used a stripe decorative paper for the inside spine.


Next, the outside of the pockets were decorated.

It's much easier to decorate them before folding and glueing in place.


The next step (and before adhering the pockets in place)

decorate the outside.

Using the bracket templates, I cut paper and layered onto both the front & back covers.

I wanted the spine to look like an old book

so I added a layer of chipboard in horizontal strips on the spine.

This needs to be done before adding the decorative paper to the spine.


Then the paper for the spine is cut and dampened slightly to make it easier to mold.

Add the paper to the spine with wet glue, carefully using your finger (not your nail!)

to mold over the horizontal chip.


Once the paper and adhesive are dry, ink with a dark brown ink to make it look old.

Now it's time to glue the inside pockets in place.

Here's a little walk-through of how I decorated my Bracket Edge Booklet:

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Anne R

Nancy, it is always such a pleasure to visit your blog and see how you put your mini albums together! I just love the whole style of this one, the shape of the cover is wonderful and you have decorated it so beautifully. Those mini albums inside are fantastic and I always learn so many tips from you - the doily tuck spot is such a clever and effective addition. Anne xx

Susan Schultheis

Great book/journal. Thank you for showing us how you put it together. Where do you purchase these kits? I must have one or two or more. lol


Nancy I am loving the look of this album what a clever construction, with it's brackets. Already i'm thinking of all the treasures it could hold. So beautifully embellished, your choice of colour tone is happiness to my eyes. I have enjoyed seeing this up close on your video.. exploring it's tags and pockets inside, it really does show how amazing it is. Clever lady.
Hugs Tracey xx

Sara Emily Barker

Nancy, I love your album with it's birdie on the cover and that clever spine! I actually had a chance to watch your video, and I really enjoyed the walk through. So many beautiful details to take in! Hugs!

Heather Maxwell

Gorgeous Nancy!!! I adore the papers you used and the tucks and pockets are fabulous! This is truly a wonderful project and all of the work and care to make it really shows through. :)

~ Heather

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