Inside: the best way to make a flap mini album page.   I love surprises – as long as they are good ones, they are so much fun! I just love that feeling of excitement when something unexpected happens and how nice it feels. That’s why I love making interactive mini albums with all kinds of hidden surprises in the pages.   One of the most common interactive surprises is a mini album page with a flap. Imagine yourself flipping through a mini album and suddenly a page, that looks like any other page opens and reveals a hidden page underneath. It can hide an extra photo, journaling or even more surprises like a pocket or even more flaps!     WHY ADD A FLAP TO A MINI ALBUM PAGE   It has an element of fun and surprise The page has extra space for photos or journaling Although it’s easy to make it makes your mini album look …


  Inside: the basic elements you need to know to make amazing interactive mini albums   Remember the line from the movie Forest Gump? “Life is like a box of chocolate…you never know what you’re gonna get” I think it should apply to mini albums too. It’s much more fun and interesting to look through a mini album when you don’t know what you’re going to get or see. The element of surprise is best achieved with interactive moving parts like flaps, windows, pockets and other unexpected mechanisms to surprise you.     WHAT IS AN INTERACTIVE MINI ALBUM?   Interactive mini album is a mini album that has active mechanisms inside, such as pockets, flaps and tags. The viewer is not just looking at pages and photos but has to be actively participating by opening, pulling, sliding parts on the page. That makes the mini album experience much more interesting, fun and exciting!     WHY MAKE INTERACTIVE MINI …


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 …

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