This little albums are so much fun and actually pretty simple!
JUST DON'T OVER THINK IT!
IF it's a shaped chipboard album make sure to have an exacto knife ready. In most cases gluing the paper down on the chipboard first is the easiest. Once the glue is dry (mod podge works or, tape runners or double sided tape also work) you can then flip the chipboard piece upside down to cut off the excess paper and stay with the shape. Once done with the cutting the paper use a piece if sand paper and sand the edges of the chipboard and paper to make it smooth and have a finished look. If wanting to inking the edges also helps finish off the album. From there you can decorate the album. One thing I like doing is leaving the book empty of actual pictures is using picture corners and matting so that the recipient of the album has the measurements of the pictures and it's easy to slip them in.