Here is a mini album I completed. My next posting will have the second mini album I have completed. These are ready to be given as Journal Writing Gifts to friends and family.
This mini album was created using recycle envelopes - I used the envelopes I receive in the mail with bills. My hubby does his paying mostly on line - so I get a ton of envelopes each week! I merely covered the envelopes with crafting papers to create pockets for mini albums.
Click HERE for a music video demonstration for creating a Mini Album. I basically did the same thing in this video, except I put each envelope in a cover of paper and then stacked my envelope and glued them together to create my mini album.
It takes time to create mini albums but it is well worth the effort. I usually create my base mini album first and then start adding various embellishments, completing a page or more each week. - if I get ambitious, I will take an entire day to create a couple mini albums.
The mini album posted on this page has various free downloads of digital printable. Here are some of my sources from the Internet; Sweetly Scrapped, Free Vintage Digital Stamps, and Creativity Prompt.
I also create my own tags using Tim Holtz Tag and Bookmark die cut - or sometimes I use pre-made tags I purchased in the clearance bin at various stores. I like to use my stamps on tags. There is a picture below of a stamped tag I created for this mini album.
I use a ribbon for closure or a belly band has been used as well. Either will work on a mini album.
I hope you will find making a mini album a great idea and will give it a try.
My mini albums provide areas for journal writings inside and outside the pockets. Have a fabulous day!
|Front of Mini Album with Red Gingham Ribbon Closure/Red Brad Heart on tag|
|First page, writing areas and pull out tags & Library card for writing|
|Second Page - pull out writing elements including a stamped tag|
|Third Page - more writing areas inside pocket tags and on pages|
|Sixth Page with my uplifting sentiment|
|Back Cover for more writing space - Red & Green Plaid Tape on this page|
|Stamped Tag using Various Victorian Stamps & Inks|
Ends March 9 CI Paint Inspired by Anything Goes - unlimited
Ends March 10 Kaboodle Doodles Anything but a Card - 3E(#1)
Ends March 10 Creative Card Crew - Ribbon - 3E (#1) cards or projects [red ribbon used for closure on the mini album to match with red heart on front cover]
Ends March 10 Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Theme: Red & Green plus a ribbon - (red heart, ribbon on plaid tape last page and a red ribbon was used for closure) 2E(#2)
Ends March 11 Paper Take Weekly - anything goes unlimited
Ends March 12 Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes 5E(#1)
Ends March 12 Crafty Creations - Show Green - 2E(#1) [green ink used on tag for key - green in plaid paper and green in the plaid tape on last page]
Ends March 13 Crafty Ribbons anything goes with ribbons unlimited
Ends March 13 Simon Says A bit of Green 5#(#1)
[green ink used on tag for key - green in plaid paper and green in the plaid tape on last page]
Ends March 17 Paper Playtime - anything goes unlimited
Ends March 17 Desert Diva Linky Party Anything Goes unlimited
Ends March 31 Pin and Tack - Spark your Creativity Now anything goes unlimited
Thank you for stopping by today - have a great day!