Thursday, January 26, 2017

'Beloved' & 'Eastertime' Pop Up (Twist and Fold) Mini Albums With Tutorial

Hello again fellow scrappers!  Today's project is one that is my fave by far.  While browsing through YouTube, Pinterest & other online sites I noticed several tutorials & images for the 'Pop Up' cards--I've also seen them called 'Pop & Twist' cards.  However, I'm not a card maker, so even though I thought the idea was original & unique--I didn't give it much thought.

Then I came across a fabulous tutorial by a fellow crafter named Alagaina.  Alagaina lives in Spain & has a YouTube channel full of fabulous tutorials, project shares & ideas.  She was clever enough to take the 'Pop Up' card technique & use it to create a mini album.  At this point I was hooked & had to try it!

I absolutely LOVED it!  It's such a creative twist to the 'Pop Up' card technique & you end up with a unique keepsake for yourself or for someone else.  I believe that these mini albums make for fabulous gifts as well.

So for my first 'Pop Up' mini album, I used one of Authentique's latest Valentine themed paper collections called 'Beloved'.
The mini measures 4" x 6" inches when closed & it has three different pop up panels.  For both of my minis I've used an elastic ribbon as a 'belly band' for the closure.

How you decorate the inside is really up to you.  You can make pockets, belly bands, adhere envelopes, add a flip page etc...or just simply leave them blank.

Here's a second 'Pop Up' mini album made with Authentique's 'Eastertime' collection. 

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Flowers - I Am Roses, Prima, Petaloo, Other - Mini Flocked Bunny, Shimmery Elastic Ribbon, Washi Tape

Both of these mini albums are currently available for sale in my Etsy shop 'The Kraft Nook'.  If interested, feel free to stop by my shop here.

As previously mentioned, I followed Alagaina's tutorial which is in Spanish to make these mini albums.  When my mini album was shared on Authentique's social media, it caught the eye of many people & the requests for a tutorial started flooding in.

Even though Alagaina does provide her measurements in both inches & centimeters, we still had many requests to have the tutorial in English.  So I reached out to Alagaina & asked for her permission to translate her tutorial into English.  She graciously gave me permission to do so.

Below you'll find the link to my translation of Alagaina's 'Pop Up Mini Album' tutorial.  In the description box below my tutorial in YouTube, you can also find links to Alagaina's YouTube channel & to her original 'Pop Up Mini Album' tutorial.



  1. Lovely album. And your tutorial is outstanding!! However, I was unable to locate any link to Alegania's information. Can you help me with this? Thank you.

  2. Hi Diane, thank you for your lovely comment! You can find Alagaina's info in the description box of my tutorial on YouTube. Thanks again!

  3. Lovely little albums. You did a great job on the tutorial.


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