DIY Paper Crafts - Scrapbooking Tutorial - How to Make Camera Box / Mini Album

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About: My name is Giulia Talmacel, I was born on the 6th of January 1995.I am from Romania but currently living in UK with my husband Emanuel. I like to play with paper and do beautiful things from it. I also like...

Intro: DIY Paper Crafts - Scrapbooking Tutorial - How to Make Camera Box / Mini Album

Learn how to make this lovely Camera Box - Step by step Tutorial

I know that it's still a little bit of time until Valentine's Day but I wanted to make sure that I won't need to rush and come with a last minute gift. I did this album for my husband, I love him and wanted to give him something special, something made by hand, something unique :)

I'm sure you gonna love this Creative Gift Idea.

If you'll do it, the recipient of your Camera Box will love your creation! In this step by step tutorial you will learn how to make this Photo Album that you can give it like a gift for Valentine's Day, Mothers Day, Birthdays etc.

With this handmade Album you can prove to your loved ones that you care about them & you are willing to create special gifts and not just buy them. Remember, without love we are lost ! :)

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Step 1: Watch the Video!

For some people it's easier to watch a video than following step by step photos.

So if you are one of them I hope that this video will help you !

Step 2: Gather Your Tools & Supplies!

Step 3: Making the Box ( Dimensions )

To make the box you will need :

Step 4: Making the Box ( Signing and Cutting the Black Cardstock )

  1. Sign the card on the long side.
  2. Unite the points.
  3. Sign on the short side.
  4. Unite the points.
  5. Score along the lines.
  6. Cut little V shapes on the small rectangles.

Step 5: Making the Box ( Assembling It )

  1. With a bone folder, fold along the lines.
  2. Add adhesive tape on the small rectangles.
  3. Also add adhesive tape on two long rectangle.
  4. Stick the long side ( the one with the adhesive tape on ) on the small rectangle.
  5. Now stick the other rectangle on top of the previous one.
  6. Repeat the process for the other side and you should obtain the box.

Step 6: Making the Box ( Add the Decorative Paper )

With a glue snail, stick the decorative paper on the box.

Step 7: Making the Lid ( Dimensions )

To make the lid you will need:

  • Black cardstock
  • Designed paper

Step 8: Making the Lid ( Signing and Cutting the Black Cardstock )

  1. Sign the black cardstock along the sides.
  2. Unite the points.
  3. Cut little V shapes same as I did.

Step 9: Making the Lid ( Assembling It )

  1. Score along the lines.
  2. Fold along the scored lines.
  3. Add adhesive tape on all the corners.
  4. Stick the sides together.
  5. Stick the middle rectangle on top of them.
  6. Repeat the process for the other side, then you should obtain the lid :)

Step 10: Making the Lid ( Add the Decorative Paper )

With a glue snail, add the decorative paper on the lid.

Step 11: Making the Lens ( Dimensions )

To make the lens you will need:

Step 12: Making the Lens ( Preparing the Parts )

  1. Take the black cardstock circle and draw other two concentric circle.
  2. Cut small triangle up to the middle circle.
  3. Fold the little triangle.
  4. With a cutter or an exact-o-knife, cut the inside circle.
  5. Add adhesive tape on the inside of the circle.
  6. Add the transparent circle.
  7. Take the black cardstock strip and score it at 1/2".
  8. Cut small triangles on the small side of stripe.
  9. with a bone folder make it curve.
  10. Add adhesive tape on the edge of it.

Step 13: Making the Lens ( Assembling It )

  1. Stick the decorative circle on top of the triangles.
  2. Cut off the extra triangles.
  3. Add some adhesive tape at the end of the strip to close the cylinder.
  4. Now take off the protective film from adhesive tape and stick the triangles from the circle inside the cylinder.

Step 14: Making the Lens ( Add the Decorative Paper )

Add adhesive tape on the decorative strip and stick it on the side of the lens

Step 15: Attaching the Lens to the Box

Using some glue dots, attache the lens to the box

Step 16: Decorating the Camera Box

  1. Using glue dots, add some buttons on the top of the lid as well as on the box.
  2. With a butterfly puncher, make some butterflies on the side of the lens
  3. Also add some half pears nearby butterflies.
  4. On the side of the lid stick a piece of ribbon.
  5. On top of it, add a big butterfly.

Step 17: Making the Photo Album for the Camera Box.

You can watch the video above or follow this Instructable that I made for it:

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Photo-Mini-Album

Step 18: That's It!

Now you know how to do a Camera Box - Photo Album :)

Step 19: More Project Videos!

Perhaps you'll like some of my other crafts.

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Write me your comments about this project on my Youtube video(comments section)! You can see it somewhere on the top of this step!

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    8 months ago

    That is such a cute album design! What a fun way to scrapbook your photos :)

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