Last month one of my club ladies was looking at a box of 3x3 cards that I made almost a year ago using instructions I found online. She asked me if we could make the same thing at club this month. Several people in my other club group requested a mini album for our final meeting. I decided to combine the two, tweak the measurements a bit in order to get two boxes out of one sheet of cardstock, and the Mini Album in a Box was born.
Mini Album Box
1 - 7.75" x 5.5" piece of solid cardstock
1 - 3" x 3.5" piece of patterned paper for the lid
1 - Scallop circle (embellished)
1 - brad
Score your solid cardstock along the short side at 3 3/8" and 4 3/8". Rotate your cardstock and score the long side at 1" and 4.5"
Cut along the short score lines to where the lines intersect. Do the same to the other side. This will create flaps for your box. Glue everything together to create the box.
Score the patterned paper along the long side at .5" and 1.5". This will be the lid to your box. Fold along the score lines and glue the smallest section to the outside of the your box to create the lid. Round the corners of the front of the lid.
Pierce the centre of your scallop and use the brad to adhere it to the box. You will need to pierce the box in the centre, just below the flap (make sure not to pierce through the lid). The lid will tuck in behind the scallop, holding everything in place.
I created my album by accordion folding a 3x12 strip of cardstock (scored at 3", 6", & 9"). I added another panel to mine by adding an additional 3x6 (scored at 3") piece. This way my club ladies had the choice of making either three 3x3 cards or the mini album.