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Prima With Love Album by Liling Payne

Prima With Love Album by Liling Payne

I can’t believe how quickly January has passed and as we are still in lockdown, I thought I’d start a second project for The Mad Blog that had recently shared on Facebook the new products from Prima Marketing With Love range.  I thought given Valentine’s Day is coming that this range would be perfect for making a love themed mini album or cards.

I decided to make a mini album that would fit 6”x4” photos and the 6” x 4” journaling cards from the Prima Marketing With Love Collection.

Products used from

With Love 6” x 4” Journalling cards

With Love 3” x 4” Journalling cards

With Love Say it in Crystals

With Love All the hearts

Idea-Ology Design ruler 12”

Tim Holtz distress Ink Pad – Victorian Velvet  

Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink pad  - speckled egg


Products from my own stash:


Double sided tape

Collal Glue


Love embellishment

Forever and always stamp


Here’s the finished album and the processes are below the completed album photos:

For the Cover, I matted with one of the journaling cards and then used the floral embellishment which is part of the set to place inside the wreath.  I used some of the crystals to dot round the page and used one of my own stamps to stamp “forever and always” in the corner using the Speckled Egg Distress oxide Ink. Then  I used a “love” embellishment from my own stash which I felt would match the theme of the album perfectly.  But feel to free to embellish the cover as you wish.  I also decided on a ribbon fastening so you would attach the ribbon before matting with the patterned papers onto the base album cover.

This inside cover was matted with pearlised cardstock from my own stash and was cut to 6.25” x 4.25” and the pocket was matted twice, once with the pearlised card then a scrap piece from the journaling cards from the set.

The flap on the other page was matted with the 3” x 4” journaling card and you can choose which ever patterns from the books as you like.  I deliberately made the album pages so that you could mat directly with the journaling pads without having to trim them.  I chose to ink the edges of the mats with the pink distress ink  but you could use any colour you like.  With hindsight I think there was so much pink in this range that I should have used maybe brown or grey ink to use on the edges of the album and cardstock.

I like to use pockets, tuck spots and belly bands to hold my photos in and that’s why this album has all of those on the different pages, but the middle section was designed so that you could add photos directly onto the flap pages, that way you still get to see the lovely patterned papers .

This middle flap sections opens and isn’t matted with patterned paper so you can attach your own photos and use the flaps as journaling areas.

For the rest of the album, decorate as you like from the materials you have and if you have any of the Prima Journaling cards in the 6”x4” and 3” x 4” sizes then this album has been designed to be matted with these page sizes.

You can get inspiration from many YouTube channels, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook so feel free to design and make your own sizes.   The following pages are the process I used to make this one.

So have a go and happy crafting!


Liling x


Tutorial for the Prima With Love Album
Liling Payne
January 2021


Cut 2 pieces of chipboard to 6.5” x 4.5” (covers)

Cut 1 piece of chipboard to 2” x 4.5” (spine)


I had white cardstock that measures 16.5” x 6” which I used as a cover for the album, but if you don’t have that size, you can attach 2 pieces of cardstock to make that size or slightly bigger to allow for bigger margins.

I have a mitre tool which is part of a bookbinding set that includes spacer bars and rulers as I make a lot of albums, but you can just use a craft knife and ruler and cut across the angle to make a mitred corner.

Once you make the cover; make a spine cover as follows:

To make a spine, this is the method I use, but on YouTube, there are many different ways to make a spine including using Dies by Tonic Studios.

I cut 2 pieces of cardstock, one at 2.5” x 4.25”, score on the 2.5” side at 0.5” and 2” then the second piece cut at 1.5” x 4.25”, score at 0.5” and 1”

Apply double sided tape on the back middle pieces then centre the smaller piece onto the bigger piece to give you 4 spines.

The upright spines are what forms the anchor for the pages.  Apply double sided tape to the upright spines.  Also apply double sided tape to the bottom of the spine piece ready to attach to the cover as per photo.

To make pages, cut 4 pieces of cardstock at 6.25” x 4.25” and 4 pieces at 6.25” x 5.25”, score these pieces on the 5.25” edge at 0.5” and 4.75”. Apply double sided adhesive to the 0.5” tabs then fold over to make a pocket page…make 4 of these which are then attached to the spine.

I decided to make pockets for the inside cover pages as below:

Cut cardstock piece 7.5” x  3”, score on three sides of this piece at 0.5”, apply double sided tape to these 3 tabs, fold and burnish so that you can attach this pocket to the inside flap.

Mat size is 6.25” x 2.25”.

I also made flaps, belly bands and corner tuck spots  for some of the pages so that I could mat the pages with the 3” x 4” journalling cards from the Prima With Love collection and scraps that I had accumulated as per pics.

I also made a feature flap page for the 2 middle pages so that you could add extra photos but also mat with the lovely Prima journalling cards.


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Anonymous - February 6, 2021

Oh Liling, luv this and really must give it a go!!!!

Anonymous - February 6, 2021

I am not a “pink” sort of person with the exception of the soft vintage pink with hints of fawn and cream. I have such a soft spot for it. This album has that soft vintage pink look. Really pretty.
Suck lovely work.
I am seriously going to have a go at, at least, Making the blank album structure. A dry run so to speak. Using my least favourite old papers.
I get in such a mess making albums. But I see yours and really want to do one properly.

Sue - February 6, 2021

Super project. Loved all the space for photos & journaling

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