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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mini Album

Hi guys. Today I want to show you a project I've been working on the last two days. I found this great tutorial for a mini album on Pinterest. I've tried making a mini album in the past (love the whole idea of it cause it's like a mini scrapbook...with a twist...cause you have to actually open flaps and stuff)...and they're so cool! ...but they never turned out quite like I imagined. This project was by far the easiest mini album I've tried so far...and I absolutely love the final result. :)

I used a Stampin' Up paper pack that I've had in my stash for awhile now. It was perfect...and I love all the different papers. The ribbons are also from my stash (some are Stampin' Up, some are just from the local Dollar Store). And of course I had to use some border punches. I think these ones are called "Arch Lattice" by Martha Stewart and "Daisy" by Fiskars.

So here's a look through the mini album. I'll more than likely add more embellishments once I add my photos...but I think you'll get the general feel of the album.

This is the front. It's still missing the title and the photo...

The first fold opens upward:

There are two pockets along the side that holds the two photo mats. The mats themselves are double there will be a total of four different photos.

On to the second "page"...
         this tag and photo mat are stuck no removing...

but then you flip up the right find two more photo mats.

Moving on to page 3...
     This is the most "hand's on" page. It has three different pockets that hold either tags or photo mats.

First off...there's a big photo mat in a pocket on top of the left page. This mat is there will be two big photos.

Then there's obviously the two tags in the front of the left page. The tags have space for a photo in the back...which I'll probably end up turning around. So my photos will be shown...with journaling on the back. But I figured with no photos to display yet...I'd show the "journaling" side of the tags.

Finally, there's a two-sided photo mat in a pocket on the right page as well. Space for two different photos.

And when you close the book...this is the back view.

Have I inspired you to try one of these for yourself? Here's the link to a great tutorial. It's not complicated at all...and it's made from a basic 12x12 sheet of paper (cardstock or printed -- though I'd suggest you go with a two-sided thicker paper 'cause then you have the background papers already there...and just have to add the tags and the embellishments.) But that's all up to you. :) Enjoy! :)



  1. What a marvelous mini album! Love your paper choices and how they all work so well together. I'm so glad to see you playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week. Good luck in the draw. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  2. I LOVE mini albums! I think they're amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous album with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  3. Wow what a fabulous project great work and thanks for stopping by at All Crafts - very good luck hugs Judith DT x


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