Mon Amour Mini Album Tutorial

 Graphic 45 Mon Amour Mini Album Tutorial

Papers needed:
Twenty one pieces black cardstock  (I use Bazzill)
Three pieces rose red colored cardstock  (I used Recollections) (suggest Bazzill's Maraschino)
Two piece Bazzill's Vanilla colored card stock
One piece minty light green colored card stock. (Bazzill's -Lilly Pond)
One piece Bazzills  French Vanilla  card stock

Graphic 45 - Mon Amour Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Plus these single sheets of 12 x 12 paterned paper from the same collection
    One piece - Precious One
One piece - True Love
One piece - Mon Amour
    Two pieces  - Dearest Darling
Graphic 45 - Mon Amour Collection - Journaling and Ephemera Cards

Chipboard 52 pt. Extra Heavy Natural Four piece- 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"  two piece 7 1/4"x3"

 Items needed:
Aleene's Crystal Clear Acid Free Tacky Spray Glue
Aleene’s  Acid-Free Tacky Glue
I/4" Score tape

score board
Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Die
Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Cling Stamp Set
Heartfelt Creations Classic Leaf Die
Heartfelt Creations Open Leaf Cling Stamp Set
VersaColor Pigment Inkpad, Cinnamon
Stampin Up ink, Certainly Celery
Distress ink, Old Paper
Twelve pieces 8mm x 1mm disc magnets
Oval die 3 1/2 "x 4 1/2"
Spellbinders die Labels Four Small
Ticket corner punch. (optional)
7"x5" embossing folder (optional)
Tyveck (envelope)
2" Pink lace  I bought mine at (Shabby Dream Pink Cotton Crochet Lace)
1 3/4" Black lace I bought mine at suhafuha etsy (BLACK Delicate Geometric Pattern Venise Lace Trim)
Chipboard dress form
Scraps of lace
120" of 3/4 inch black satin ribbon
Two piece of 6" paper doily
One package black glitter adhesive dots
Three pieces pink acrylic adhesive gems
close pins (clamp)
12" ruler
Flower shaping tools

Art Glitter Adhesive and Ultra Fine Metal Tip
Post-it notes

Cut from black card stock:
One piece-12"x 7"  -score at 4" and 11 1/2" and 11 5/8 " on one 7" side.
0ne piece- 10"x 3 1/2"  -score at 1/2" on both 3 1/2" sides
Nine pieces - 9"x7"
0ne piece- 9"x 6 1/2" -score at 4 1/2" down the center.
One piece-9"x 8" -score 1/2" and 3/4" and 1" on both 8" sides  also score 1/2" on one 9" side
0ne piece- 8"x7" -score at 1/2" and 5/8" on one 7" side.
One piece- 8"x6"
One piece- 8"x6"  -score 1/2" on one 6" side
One piece- 8"x 5" -score 1/2" on both 5" sides
0ne piece- 7 1/2"x 5 1/2"
One piece- 7"x 6 1/2" -score 1/2" and 3/4" on one 6" side.
0ne piece- 7"x 5 1/2" -score 3 1/2" down the center.
0ne piece- 7"x 5" -score 1/4" and 1/2" on one 7" side of the paper.
Eight pieces- 7" x 4 1/2" -score at 1/2" on one 4 1/2 " side.
Three piece- 7"x3"  -score 1/2" on both 3" sides.
Five pieces- 6 1/2" x 4 1/2"
One piece- 4"x6" -score 1/2" and 3/4"on one 6" side.
One piece-6 1/2" x 3 1/2" -score 1/2" on both 3 1/2 " sides
Two piece-5 1/2" x 5"
Three piece- 5 1/2" x 4"
six pieces - 4 1/2"x 4 1/2"
Two pieces - 3 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Three pieces 1"x2"  -score at 1" down the middle

 Addendum for patterned papers on page 6


  1. Wow, what a great book...I want to try to make but will have to wait till after the holidays (though what fun to give) till I have time (and return from Cambodia).

    1. Thank you Patcica! I hope you have fun when you get a chance to make it. ((HUGS))

  2. Lovely book! Can't wait to make another one of your albums. You have such lovely designs. Thank you for being kind enough to share your tutorials.

  3. Thank you for the lovley comment Cyndie! It's my pleasure to share with you! ((HUS))

  4. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! I had already bought the Mon Amor papers to make an album for my sons wedding later next year & I have just found the album I want to make. Totally stunning! Off to source the ephemera cards now. Thank you.


  5. Hello. I have followed your tutorial and made ​​an album . Wanted to show you my result . Please take a look at my blog : D Thank you for sharing such great project with us .
    Regards Veronica

  6. Hi Terry, can you please tell me how did you cut your 12*12 chipboard into specified measurements? Which cutter you used?

    1. I have a big old guillotine cutter that I use just for the chipboard. But before I had that I used a box cutter and a metal ruler.

  7. el mejor tutorial que he visto desde hace mucho tiempo , gracias por compartir tu maravillosa obra , un saludo

  8. I just finished this album. It is my first mini. I used G45 Mother Goose and adapted some areas accordingly. Added a few extra photo and journaling cards. For friends who have 12 grandchildren. Thank you for the tutorial.

    1. It was my pleasure Dawn! I'm so glad it was successful for you!! <3

  9. Hallo Terry, ik zit zo ontspannen te kijken hoe mooi jij die Albums maak. Je legt het zo mooi uit dat het ook te begrijpen is.
    Ikzelf heb nu ook alle benodigdheden besteld en hoop dat het snel binnen is, dan kan ik er ook aan beginnen. onze zoon gaat trouwen en dit wil ik dus maken voor hun trouwdag. Je maakt vast heel veel mensen blij. dank je wel.
    Philippine Duivenvoorden

    1. I'm so pleased you like the tutorial! Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! ((HUG))

  10. Brilliant am going to try to make this album. Have to shop around as I live in England so have to rely on the internet.

    1. Thank you Michelle! Isn't the internet wonderful!!
      I hope you will enjoy the whole process. <3

  11. Fabulous book, impeccable workmanship!❤️👍❗️

  12. I used your tutorial to make two albums for graduation gifts, using Graphic 45 "Raining Cats & Dogs". The mom of one of the receipients has asked me to help her make one for her parents 60th Anniversary. Thank you for your help!!

  13. My apologies Terry - I was watching your tutorial on laptop for second time & following printed instructions with a migraine coming on. I appreciate your assistance & will make sure to carefully watch any video with fully functioning grey cells

  14. Terry, thank you immensely for this fabulous tutorial. I am just at the stage of sticking all the print papers to the black cardstock. I found it easier to do it this way. Alas I need to make a new cover as someone looking at the cover over extended it and cracked the cover where it joins the spine on both the front and back cover. This is now about my seventh book that I have made, but I "just" needed to make yours as I loved it so much. Again Thank you.

  15. Hi Anne, I'm very sorry and surprised your cover cracked. I wonder if you would send me a picture so I can see what happened?

  16. Oops sorry Terry, It is now in 3 pieces as I am re-doing it. I know what happened and it is something that you mentioned in your video. I didn't quite leave enough of a gap between the three pieces of cardboard for the covers (like you said to do). I am glad it happened now though and not when I give it to the person that it is for as she lives a long 24 hour drive from my place and I wouldn't be able to fix it after I give it to her.

    1. Ok I see Anne, Nice when things like that happen while they are still fixable :D Thank you so much for your comments! I know your album will be beautiful! ((HUG))

  17. I too was looking for an album for my son's wedding, which was held 3 days ago! The Mon Amor album is perfect. I can get started on the pages while I wait for the pictures to come. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial

    1. Thank you Cynthia, Congratulations on your sons wedding!! Happy scrapin' !! :D

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  19. Terry, I love your mini album, please tell me how I can get to your page 6 for the cutting of the pattern paper. Thanks

    1. Thank you Joyce.
      There are pictures right on this page. The Addendum for patterned papers on page 6 is Right above this comment section that show how patterned papers look.

  20. Hi Terry,
    I have been following your video closely, and it is going together quite well, due to your excellent instructions, but I can't find the dimensions for the oval photo frame sheet. I saw the oval is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2, but what size black paper do you use underneath it? I presume the patterned paper is slightly smaller than the black on.
    Thanks again for your wonderful tutorial.

    1. Hi Cynthia, Yes, I see that I didn't mention this in the video. The 2 pieces on the cut list that measure 5 1/2" x 5" are the pieces you are looking for. You put the patterned paper with the oval on top of those. Use one for the inside front cover and one for page 6. Cut the patterned paper 1/4 inch smaller than the black backing. I've added a note to the video.
      Thank you for your question!

  21. Hi Terry I love this tutorial and the album is beautiful. Is there a tutorial for the booklet that used on page 6? I can't seem to find it. TFS Marie

    1. Hi Mimi, The instructions for the booklet/folder starts at 1:05:26 in the video. Then there is an addendum for putting the patterned papers on here on the blog above. The adendum shows which patterned papers to put where.

      I'm so glad your enjoying the tutorial! ❤️️
      ~ Terry

  22. Hi Terry,
    Thank you for including a tutorial for your beautiful Mon Amour album. It is the first I have ever done. Now that I’m nearing the completion of it for my daughter’s 1st wedding anniversary, I realize there are no directions for attaching the pages to the hinged binding. I get the front and back covers, But, maybe because I’m a novice, I can’t visualize putting the center pages together. How do we avoid the black on the back sides from showing? Do you attach each page to the hinge and then some how attach the black backs of each page to each other? Help, please.

    1. Hi Chinagal, In the video at 2:14:19 I start putting the pages into the album. Go ahead and watch that part all through before you start doing it. That way you will know ahead of time what is going to happen. The black on the back sides don't show because the back sides are glued together black side to black side. If you are still confused after watching the video, ask again and I'll try to enplane, or show you through a clip in another tutorial. Hope this helps.

  23. Thanks much for the direct link, Terry. I don't know how I missed it!


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