Inside: great hacks to make amazing mini albums you need to know and try!   If you’re a paper crafter and you want to showcase your photos and document your memories you can make 12×12 scrapbook pages or mini albums. However sometimes those large empty scrapbook pages are a little intimidating and time consuming to create so a smaller mini album is the perfect way to achieve the same goals in less time and more fun!     Mini albums come in all sizes, with 8”x8” and 6”x6” being the most popular. They often have all their pages in the album about a specific person, place, event or occasion. There’s often a thread of continuity in terms of design: The papers match the album or the scrapper uses the same alphabet stickers throughout. WHY MAKE MINI ALBUMS Overwhelmed by the thought of devoting time, money and energy to a giant scrapbook, more and more people are starting small. Mini albums …

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 …

Black background Mini Album

Hi dear crafty friends! Today i want to share with you my new Black background Mini Album. I realized that unless I’m working with Graphic 45 papers I don’t use black cardstock to construct my mini albums. So I decided to try it!     Black background Mini Album I decided to combine the black base of the mini album with a very floral paper collection especially for the coming spring. To my surprise it turned out really well. The black compliments the bright colors and makes them pop! In this 8×8 mini album I included all kinds of interactive mechanisms. I liked the black background so much I even left some of the pages and elements uncovered and only embellished.               How about you? have you ever created a Black background Mini Album? I hope you’ll find the right paper collection and try it. the result is really beautiful! Don’t miss out! Keep up …

One Page Wonder Mini Album for Studio 75 DT

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my One Page Wonder Mini Album for Studio 75 DT. It’s another easy project that you can create from only one piece of 12 x 12 double sided cardstock.     One Page Wonder Mini Album for Studio 75 DT Here’s how to create it: Score your paper vertically on 3 7/8″, 4″, 8″ and 8 1/4″. Turn your paper 90 degrees to the right and score on 2″ and 8″. Fold all the fold lines.       Cut from the bottom of the page on the fold lines up to the first horizontal fold line on 2″. Remove those little pieces completely to create gaps between the sections of the mini album. Repeat on the top as well. Apply glue on both sides of each of the bottom flaps and attach to the paper to create pockets. Add inserts, photos or journaling cards inside the pockets. close …


  Inside: how to make an easy and simple accordion mini albumin a box    Making mini albums especially interactive mini albums and making boxes are two of my favorite things to make. So I thought why not combine these two passions of mine into one project! This project is especially easy and simple because I’ve used a ready made box instead of making it from scratch.       WHAT IS AN ACCORDION PHOTO ALBUM   Accordion mini album is a type o a mini album that is folded in a concertina shape. That allows you to add photos on both sides of the mini album, which adds extra space or phoos and journaling.   PROS AND CONS FOR MAKING A MINI ACCORDION BOOK   PROS   There is room for photos in the front and back of each page. It can have an unlimited number of pages because it is not limited by a front or back cover. …

Treasure Mini Book

Hi dear crafty friends! Us crafters are a strange bunch… we can’t throw anything right? We see a creative potential in almost any paper piece or little trinket. Slowly we accumulate lots of these little leftovers and embellishments and they sit patiently somewhere and wait for us to do something with them. Today I want to share my Treasure Mini Book that was created with some of my little treasures!     Treasure Mini Book For this project O took out one of my treasure boxes that is filled with little metal junk and leftover pieces I collected over time. I also took some non metal little pieces that were hiding in another box. I took pieces of fabric and cut them in half. Then bound with paper strips folded in half. Each side of the strip was glued to a different fabric.         The fun part was creating the pages. I wanted each page to have a …

Mini Album Tips: Using Scraps!

Hi dear crafty friends! Every month I post about a scrapbooking tip to make your layouts look better. This series is such a success I decided to also share my tips about mini albums. Especially with all the questions I’m getting about the mini albums I create! So I’m proud to present Mini Album Tips: Using Scraps!       Mini Album Tips: Using Scraps! Since mini albums are small in size they are the best opportunity to use your scraps! Every once in a while I like to collect a few scraps of papers and use them as pages in a mini album. The secret is to decide what is the size of the largest page, for example 6″ x 6″ and have all the scraps in that size and smaller.         Once you pick all the pieces bind them together with rings or a binding machine and start adding embellishments, photos and journaling! You can find …

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