A 'Splendor' Pyramid Mini Album

Today's post is a project I've been wanting to try for some time now. It's referred to as a 'pyramid' mini album because of the stacking effect of each layer which resembles well...a pyramid! 

I made this album with the 'Splendor' collection. It measures 5 7/8" x 5 7/8" inches and has six layers. Each layer has a 1/8" of an inch spine. I've altered the direction that each layer opens; therefore the album opens up in a zig-zag manner.

If you search for 'pyramid mini album tutorial' on YouTube or Pinterest you will find several videos with detailed steps on how to make this type of album. One of the most thorough video tutorials I found was by Michelle Allen. You can find her tutorial here.

I did add my own twist to this album because I wanted to add small gussets to each layer in order to leave some room for storing photos and/or journaling. So the measurements were all different for me. I also altered how each layer opens.  I've put the measurements I used at the end of this post.

I didn't add too much on each layer in order to avoid a bulky album & to leave room for photos.  Some layers have pockets, another has a belly band & I was even able to add a pop up page to this album!  It's small but has room for storing several photos, journaling & other small trinkets & mementos.

This page has two flaps made with the cut apart cards from the collection.  Both these flaps open revealing additional room for photos.  This flaps can hold photos measuring up to 3" x 4" inches.

This is the pop up page. Each photo mat can hold photos measuring up to 3" x 3" inches.

The bottom layer which is the largest layer, I've created one large pocket & a waterfall. The waterfall has 4 pages.  Each page measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" inches & can hold photos measuring up to 3" x 4" inches.

Below are the measurements for the album & a video walk through. Enjoy!

(1) 5 7/8" x 11 7/8" inches, score @ 5 7/8" & 6"
(1) 5 3/8" x 10 7/8" inches, score @ 5 3/8" & 5 1/2"
(1) 4 7/8" x 9 7/8" inches, score @ 4 7/8" & 5"
(1) 4 3/8" x 8 7/8" inches, score @ 4 3/8" & 4 1/2"
(1) 3 7/8" x 7 7/8" inches, score @ 3 7/8" & 4"
(1) 3 3/8" x 6 7/8" inches, score @ 3 3/8" & 3 1/2"

Supplies Used: Slendor 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Splendor Card Stock Stickers, Other: Ribbon, Mulberry Paper Flower, mini pinecone 


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