…I made a FAST Beaded Matchbook Mini Album! This one is quick to make for a last minute (okay…maybe an hour two!) gift.

Here’s how to make one for yourself:

Cut a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card stock for each page of the album. Score and fold at 2 1/8″ in from each side. Also, score at 3/4″ up from the bottom edge. The two wings should fold in and but up to each other without overlap. Punch the top edge if desired.

Add a 4″ x 4″ patterned paper matte to both sides.

Add a journaling spot or embellishments to the pages.

Punch holes in the binding edge of all pages. Punch about 1″ in from each edge.

Make a 4″ x 6″ tag for each page pocket. Add patterned paper to the tags if you wish.

For the wrapped cover, cut (2) 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, (2) 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ and a 1 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ chip board pieces. Attach these to patterned paper as shown, allowing a 1/2″ overhang on all sides and a two-thickness-of-chipboard gap between chipboard pieces. (Seam paper at center of main spine)

Wrap overhang around edges and add lining paper to the inside. Punch holes to match pages in the 3/4″ sections of the cover.

Thread a ribbon from the back and through the pages, adding the pages with Pony beads between pages for spacing.

Tie off the ribbon on the front cover.

Add embellishment to the spine to cover the seam in the cover paper. Add a title and embellishments to the cover if you wish.
Check out the Youtube video for more info!
Enjoy this album, it is fun to make!