Inside: 10 fun and creative ideas to make mini album inserts you just have to try!   I can’t think of the last time I made a scrapbook or a mini album page without adding an interactive mechanism or an insert. It’s safe to say I can’t stop making them and I try to come up with new ways to make them all the time. I love making inserts so much my crafty friends have started calling me the queen of inserts…     WHAT ARE MINI ALBUM INSERTS Mini album inserts are little paper additions in various designs that you add to an interactive page with a pocket, a belly band or other mechanism you can insert something to. Inserts can be very simple or complicated and sometimes can be a mini album on their own. Many mini album inserts making techniques come from the card making world because they are essentially little cards or have a card structure. …


Inside: Fun and easy ideas to create summer pages for all your memories from this summer vacation, outdoor trips, days at the beach etc.   Personally I’m not a big fan of summer, which is a little strange when you consider the fact I live in a country that is usually hot. I don’t like the heat and the humidity BUT I do love our summer family time and vacations! I’m so lucky that my kids (now 20 and 17 years old) have always enjoyed going on summer activities together and still do! I know it’s not a given so even if I don’t do any other pages through out the year I always do those special pages with our summer memories.     WET SUMMER PAGES   Who doesn’t love going to the beach or the swimming pool to cool off in the inviting blue water?  The water is always a great background for taking beautiful photos with a …

One Page Wonder Interactive Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share my farewell project for the Graphic 45 design team: One Page Wonder Interactive Mini Album. I had a lot of fun creating it and before you ask for a tutorial I promise to make one for you.     One Page Wonder Interactive Mini Album As a final project, I wanted to create something that is really me. This project is me in all sorts of ways. First, it’s a one-page wonder project which you know I love. It features one of my all-time favorite collection: Steampunk Debutante. It has an interactive mechanism in it and it utilizes a lot of leftovers, which is something I always challenge myself to do.           The mini album was created from one 12×12 black cardstock. I then covered its pages with the pattern paper and added the flaps and pockets. The binding is a really simple binding with a ribbon. It was hard to capture all the details in this mini …

Interactive Mini Album with Scrap and Craft

Hello dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you an Interactive Mini Album with Scrap and Craft. You’ve seen me create interactive mini albums before, but I wanted to show you how easy it is to make them even if you’re a beginner!     Interactive Mini Album with Scrap and Craft The idea is to cover an accordion mini album with pattern paper but instead of just attaching a page you’ll attach an interactive mechanism. The size of the accordion mini album pages are 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ so all the cover papers should measure 5″ x 5″. However by cutting the paper in a larger size you can turn any page into an interactive page. Here’s how: First double page: Left side: cut the paper 7″ x 5″ and score at 5″on the longer side. You’ll get a side flap on the left by attaching the 5″ x 5″ flap to the album page while …

Is it a Mini Album? Is it a Box? It’s Both!

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I have a question for you: Is it a Mini Album? Is it a Box? It’s Both! I’m sharing a great project that has it all. An exploding box with four different interactive mechanisms like an envelope, accordion mini album, mini book and pocket AND a complete mini album…all in one project!     Is it a Mini Album? Is it a Box? It’s Both! This project is the combination of two things I really love creating: mini albums and interactive projects. This project has it all! I really took it a little far this time but it was really fun to create. There is a different interactive mechanism on each wall of an exploding box. And in the center there is a mini album which is the secret to adding so much space for photos. his entire project can fit more than 40 photos!! can you believe it?!       To create this …

Exploding Box with Extras

Hi dear crafty friends! Aren’t exploding boxes great fun?! I love them! Today I want to share my Exploding Box with Extras. It’s not a regular exploding box with empty pages to add photos it’s an upgraded exploding boxes with interactive moving parts inside! I created this project for Scrap & Craft and used Craft O’ Clock papers.     Exploding Box with Extras Exploding boxes are already interactive and fun, especially when you open them and they open to all four directions. I wanted to take my exploding box to the next level and make room for even more photos. So I added an interactive mechanism to each side wall of the box and its center.               In the center I created an accordion mini album that can fit photos on both its sides. On the sides I added flaps and pockets. These interactive mechanisms allow you to add many more photos to …

Jumbo Kenya Mini Album with Graphic 45

Hi dear crafty friends! I just went through my computer files and photos and realized I haven’t shared a lot of the DT projects I made for Graphic 45! So today I want to share with you the Jumbo Kenya Mini Album with Graphic 45 Safari Adventures paper collection.       Jumbo Kenya Mini Album with Graphic 45 If you read Things you didn’t know about me blog post you know I lived in Kenya for three years. So when I saw the Safari Adventure paper collection I was so happy and I knew immediately what I wanted to create. I created this interactive mini album with letter tags pages that spell the words Jambo Kenya, which means Hello Kenya.     This is such a fun mini album that is ready for all my photos. Or at least some of them… you collect a lot of photos in three years 🙂 I also made a little video showing …

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