A 'Dublin' Tri-Fold Shutter Mini Album With Tutorial

Hello my friends. I'm back today to finally present the tutorial for the tri-fold shutter mini album that I originally presented for Valentine's Day with the 'Love Notes' collection.  You can find this post here on the Authentique blog.

I hope you're all staying safe during this difficult time that we're all going through together. Besides working from home & learning from home (for my son)--I've found that crafting has been a distraction for me & has taken my mind away from what's going on around the world right now.  I hope you all find this tutorial helpful & provides an outlet to something a bit more pleasant.

For this project, I've used the 'Dublin' collection. This is my St. Patrick's Day project.  Yes, I'm a little late but better late than never as they say.

As with the 'Love Notes' Tri-fold mini album--I've followed the same design & techniques with the 'Dublin' mini album.  The album measures 7" x 8 1/2" inches.  It has two 1/4" inch spines and is held closed with a sliding belly band.

The belly band is decorated with mulberry paper & fabric flowers. I also added a St. Patrick's themed sticker from my own stash.

This album is an overload of green! It has all sorts green shades--I love it.  :-) The primary pages are held closed with a belly band that tucks in behind the pages.  The belly band is decorated with a slider that has an image of what else...but a four leaf clover!

The album has two angled pockets on the inside of both covers.  Inside the pockets are tags.  Both tags measure 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" inches.

On the inside are two photo mats (one on each side) that can hold photos measuring up to 3" x 4 1/2" inches.

There are two additional photo mats on the back of each page.

In the center of the mini album there is a pocket. Inside the pocket are two tags. The larger tag measures 6 1/2" x 3 1/4" inches & the smaller one measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" inches.

These tags are used to keep the waterfall in place.

Finally, behind the tags is a small waterfall. The waterfall consists of five pages. Each page measures 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" inches & can hold photos measuring up to 3" x 4" inches.

Below you will find two videos. One is a walk through of the mini album & the second one is the tutorial for making the mini album.

Enjoy & stay safe my friends.

Supplies Used:
Paper - Authentique Dublin Collection, Other - Fabric Flowers, Mulberry Paper Flowers, Sticker(s)


  1. Thanks so much for the tutorial! The album is wonderful! Original design and beautiful finish. I really want to do the same for my nephew’s birthday :-) With your lesson, this will definitely work!


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