Saturday, March 1, 2014

Couture Z-Flap Mini Album

Today I'm sharing a mini album that I created a couple of weeks ago. (Due to a fall Thursday on an icy sidewalk that resulted in a sprained foot, I haven't been able to craft these last few days at all.)

I used Graphic 45's Couture  collection to make my mini. Love that collection! Of course, I love anything G45! I found a YouTube by the amazingly talented  Laura Denison of Following the Paper Trail for her Z-Flap Album here and decided to use that for my mini. It's unlike any I have made before, lots of flaps and pockets.

I used a cut-apart with one of my favorite Coco Chanel quotes on the cover. A peacock feather, a piece of netting and one of the pieces from the pockets and tags were also added to the cover.

There are 6 pockets and 12 flaps in this design. The flaps form a "Z" shape around the pockets. I used black card for the pockets and album foundation and cream card for the flaps.  The pieces were then covered with mats made from the Couture papers.

I chose not to cover the inside of my flaps. Instead I added various stamps to each one, leaving the remainder free for journaling.

Each of the pockets has a 4x6 tag, for photos and/or additional journaling. There is a lot of real estate in this mini and I really like this quick, easy design.

You can see one of the chipboard pieces with another Coco Chanel quote that I added to my back inside cover, peeking out from under this last page. I love all of the designs in this paper collection, and used many of them in my mini.

There is a workshop scheduled at Creative You & Co. this month to make this mini. A list of our March classes can be found here

I hope you enjoyed my newest mini album. I love making them. Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!


  1. PAM!!!! Your mini album is gorgeous! Oh my goodness! I love love those graphic images and colors! You have really done Laura's design proud here! Love your combinations of patterns. That is not always the easiest thing to work out right...but you did! Beautifully done! I also wanted to thank you so much for your very sweet comment you left on my blog. We're all so excited about this new adventure! Thanks for being a part of it! <3 Candy

  2. Thank you so much, ladies! You are so kind. Two of my crafting mega-stars!

  3. I'm so jealous. I have been dying to create some mini's for so long now and just can't slow down long enough to do it. Laura D. is one of my design heroes. Fantastic job Pam!

    1. Thanks, Tracy. This was a really quick & easy mini to make. <3