5 Simple Tips to Create Adorable Mini Albums

Hello American Crafts fans! It’s me Sandra here to welcome you with a fun ‘Grateful Mini Album’ inspiration. I created a mini album with the She's Magic Collection by Dear Lizzy. For the cover, I chose the paper 'A Simple Hello', because I just LOVE those happy stripes. And I used my number one tool for effortless book binding to bind today's album: the Bookbinding Guide from We R Memory Keepers. It's awesome and you can bind journals and small notebooks in no time. In today’s post, I’ll give you a short ‘how to’ and also offer five tips to make your mini albums very special.


There are a lot of things that I can be grateful for in my life. I'm particularly grateful for my son, so I gathered my favorite photos from his childhood to use in this mini album. Then, I decorated the pages with embellishments from She's Magic.


First, grab some 12" x 12" patterned papers from the She's Magic Collection and cut them to 8" x 12". Score and fold each paper at 6". The final size of the mini album will be 6" x 8". Stack the papers and punch holes for the binding with the We R Memory Keepers Bookbinding Guide. Next, grab some colored string and bind the mini album. Trim off the excess paper on the right side of the mini album.


Next, add a title with alpha stickers. Then decorate the pages with stickers, frames, patterned papers, sewn accents, and journaling. Let’s have a look at some of the mini album pages: 


TIP 1: Write the journaling onto small pieces of white cardstock. You can also write straight onto the patterned paper. 




TIP 2: Combine bold and colorful patterned papers throughout your mini album to make it really fun to look at. 




TIP 3: Add a variety of sewn accents with a sewing machine. 


TIP 4: You can also create stunning album pages by adding hand sewn details. 


TIP 5: Why not add a confetti pocket onto one of your mini album pages?! They are really fun to make and they add a special touch to your mini albums.


I hope you like the inspiration that I created with papers and embellishments from the She’s Magic Collection. Have fun creating today!

Until next time! Xoxo, Sandra


Supplies: American Crafts She’s Magic Collection | 12 x 12 Paper Pad with Holographic Foil Accents (354817), 6 x 12 Sticker Sheet with Iridescent Foil Accents (354819), Puffy Stickers Matte (354820), Thickers Alpha Stay Tuned Cardstock with Iridescent Foil Accents (354822), Thickers Phrase Delightful Chipboard with Iridescent Foil Accents (354823), Ephemera Die Cut Shapes (354824), Enamel Stickers with Iridescent Glitter Accents (354825), Chipboard Frames with Holographic Foil Accents (354828)