Dutch Pride Mini Album

Hi there, Loes here to show you how to make a mini album with the "Pride" collection! As you know, "Pride" is centered around American patriotism, but I live in the Netherlands and we have the same patriotic colors, so this collection can be very versatile! I loved making this mini album, if you don't understand the title, it's the name of a small town here in the Netherlands.

This mini album is made with envelopes as the base of the pages, so you will need to gather up some envelopes from around the house. 

To start, cut three pieces of cardstock, 2 3/4 inch, 2 1/4 inch, 1 3/4 inch x the height of your envelops.
Make score lines on the largest piece at 3/4, 1 1/4, 3/4 inch
On the middle piece at 3/4, 3/4, 3/4 inch 
and on the smallest piece at 3/4 inch, 1/4 inch, 3/4 inch

 In the middle, put double sided tape and glue them together in the middle of each piece.

 Now you have six little pieces paper. This is your binding.

 I used six envelopes and closed four of them.
The two open ones, I made tags to stick out the ends. When you have a lot of pictures it is a great idea to leave all of your envelops open to fit more in the album.

 After that, cut the other side of the envelopes open, mine are 11 x 5 inch.
Use double sided tape and put the envelops on the cardstock pieces that you made before.

Take two pieces chipboard - 11.5 x 5.5 inch
Cut two pieces of patterned paper12 x 7.5 inch and glue them around the chipboard.
Cut one piece chipboard 5.5 x 1 1/4 inch.

Cut a piece fabric of 5 x 7.5 inch and put glue on the smallest piece chipboard and put it in the middle of the fabric.

Cut another piece fabric 5 x 5 1/4 inch and use glue to put it on the middle again. Cut two papers of 11 x 5.5 inch and put them on the inside of the mini album.

Your album should look similar to this.

Take the inside (with the envelops) and use strong tape or glue to glue this to the inside base of your album. I love to work with Tacky glue or Scor-tape.

For inside of this mini, I used Dutch photos that I took in a small town called Zaanse Schans.

Here is the open envelope with a big tag in it.

 The small windows are chipboard pieces from Maya Road.

 The doily is made by my mother in law.

 The little frame is the from an outline of a sticker.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are able to show your "Pride" as well, even if you aren't in the USA!
Authentque: Pride collection 12 x 12 papers, element stickers,detail stickers
Petaloo: lace
May arts: ribbon
Maya road: doorways

Don't forget about our "Pride" contest going on right now!
Show your "Pride" by adding this button as your profile photo on Facebook or by sharing on Instagram and tagging us (@authentiquepaper) or you can do both! If we spot you showing your Pride, you might be one of the lucky winners announced in our Winner Round-up at the end of the month! 


  1. Loes...this is a fabulous album, well done!

  2. That is really Dutch-like! :D I totally love it Loes!

  3. Wonderful little album.
    Thanks for the instructions.
    Carla from Utah

  4. this is fantastic! I love that you used little details like the sticker frame and the handmade doily. Details like that make the album even more special!

  5. This is really something! You built the entire album start to finish! And u used envelopes! Amazing! The pages are each individually beautiful and spectacular in their own way and the envelope pockets just add that much more to it! I love that you can use this collection not only for US Pride but also for your Netherlands home! And so many other things in sure... :) thanks!

  6. This is a stunning album. I love the design. The papers are amazing.

  7. Love this collection and this mini album is awesome!

  8. Hoe mooi en helemaal in de Hollandse sferen.

    Warme groetjes,

  9. спасибо! Замечательный мастер класс

  10. Wonderful!
    Love the step by step instructions

  11. Loes, your work is always gorgeous!!!


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