I gave a lot of thought as to what project I wanted to share in this week’s tutorial. I finally decided to show you how you can use origami when scrapbooking. I love making mini albums, but I don't have any special binding tools.
I wanted to make a inexpensive base for my mini album, and I found a way to use origami to make a little awesome little "booklet". After you finish folding the booklet, all you'll have to do is slide your pictures and/or decorated pages into the little pockets.
I hope that my pictures and explanations are clear. I loved making this mini, and I am going create more of these little books in different sizes.
0kay, here we go…
First , take some wrapping paper (I used kraft wrapping paper) and cut out a rectangle 19”x 8”.
Put a pencil mark every 2³/8” along the longest side. This will come in handy when folding the paper. Fold your paper 8 times so that your sheet ends up looking like an accordion.
(hint: when folding, always fold the paper just beneath the pencil marks. If you don't the last fold won't be the same size as the others.)
Fold your paper accordion together, fold each corner as shown in the photos below.
You will end up with this:
Now open up each fold and push it down.
It will look like this. Do this for all the folds.
The last step: open the first segment and fold the tip of the triangle inwards. Turn the next segment and do exactly the same.
Once you have completed this step, you will end up with this:
Now you can add 4”x6” photographs and/or decorated pages. You can also make a cover for the front and back. Here is my mini album. I wasn't quite sure sure how this project with turn out, but after I completed it, I really liked it. This mini album has that “wow” factor. I will definitely will be making more of them!
(Here are 2 pictures of my mini. I will posting all of them on my blog shortly.)
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. These little albums would make fabulous holiday gifts as they are inexpensive but they don’t look like they are. I hope you will give it a try.
Have a lovely day.