Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Graphic 45® "Steampunk Spells" Gate Fold Mini Album

Update from the 29/07/2013 - This album was featured @ Anything But a Card Challenge Blog.

Hello bloggers!

Isn't it a lovely day for a new post? :)
Today I'm ready to share my gate fold mini album on which I've been working for the last 3 days.

I was inspired by two things:
1) Graphic 45® "Steampunk Spells" papers (how can anyone not be inspired by them???)
2) Video tutorial on YouTube by My Sisters Scrapper  - "Sweet Day Mini Album" (here you can find part 1 and part 2 of the tutorial).

I start to understand that posting pictures of the mini album only is not as good as shooting a video, showing all the flaps, secret pockets, tags and pages of it.... But I'm still not there, I don't have the right accessories for shooting videos, so pictures it will be :)

There are lots of them, so I really hope you could catch the details, and you'll like them as well as I do :) hh


To complete the album I used a 6X6 and 8X8  paper pads. There are several pages left in each of the stacks. 

I want to enter this mini into the following challenges:
1. SteamPunk @ Anything but the Card
2. Tags @ Paper Play Time
3. Anything Goes @ Catch the bug
4. Anything Goes @ Let's Create
5. Without Stamps @ Crazy Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a crafty day!


  1. WOW Alexandra , this is so beautiful !! I have looked at all the photos .... so many details to look at. I do not know what Steampunk is , but it looks great. And you worked only 3 days on it .... it would take me weeks !! Hugs from Holland , Christa.

  2. Alexandra; what can I say??? Is fantastic. I´m awaiting for those papers to arrive but I think I´ll never going to do something like your "mini" (not so mini). Congrats, well done!. Elena F.

    1. Elena, if you ordered these papers, you are totally gonna enjoy them! It doesn't even matter whether you will use them for making a card or a mini-album, they just add charm to any project. I'm sure you'll have fun working with them.
      Thank you for your lovely comment :)

  3. אלכסנדה, המיני מהמם! את חייבת לעשות סרטון שנוכל באמת לראות את כל הפרטים הקטנים. אבל עד אז, גם הצילומים שלך מאוד מוצלחים!
    אני מתה על המוצרים של גרפיק 45ֱ.

  4. Wow wow wow Alexandra, this is stunning. I love the steam punk theme and so many fabulous details. It may have taken you three day but it was well worth it. Love the colours and design. You are a very talented lady.
    Hugs Sharon x

  5. What an amazing project!!! It's simply stunning!- real work of art!

  6. Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Wow, I am just in love with your mini album!!! And I think I have to make my own gate album, you inspired me:-)

  8. STUNNING. Love it. Come on by and link this beauty up over at 2 Creative Chicks 3D Challenge.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  9. מהמם וכל מילה נוספת מיותרת

    זהבית שקד

  10. WOW!!!!! This is most awesome!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Tag' challenge at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  11. awesome mini! thanks for playing in ABAC challenge

  12. Wow, stunning, what a lot of work, but well worth it. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

  13. Wow Alexandra, I am speechless, this is such a fantastic album. Love every page you've created, so beautiful. I am going to look at them again and again. Although I am not into steam punk but I love looking at them, I find they are fascinating and magical. Have a great day.

  14. אלבום מדהים! מיוחד, עשוי בצורה מדוייקת ותוך שילוב צבעים ואלמנטים משגעים.

  15. Gorgeous mini! I am obsessed with minis, but I can't find time. Don't know how you do it. You are amazing!

  16. Wow, this must have been a lot of work! I think it's just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  17. OMG!!!
    Вот это вещь!!!!! Суперпупер потрясающе!!!!!!
    как же я люблю такой стиль!
    ВЕЛИКОЛЕПНО получилось!

  18. This is absolutely STUNNING! I just ordered this paper pack in both the 8x8 and 12x12. I will be referring to your post QUITE a bit as I move forward in creating with this collection. Truly, truly wonderful work.

  19. This is amazing. I love how you used the paper, but all the folds and pockets and "Secret" compartments are just wonderful. Well done!

  20. Просто шикарно получилось! Люблю стим-панк.

  21. Fantastic pictures and such a wonderful album! Any chance you could do a quick tutorial on how the spine is done and how it all went together? You are sooooo talented! Can't wait to see the next project!


    1. Hello Mary! Thanks a lot for your lovely comment!
      I gave the links to the tutorial which shows exactly how to put together this kind of album. I used this tutorial as a basis for creating my album, hope this will work for you too :)
      Cheers! :)


Thank you for the kind comments!