How to (easily) Create a 30-page Mini Album

Hello Crafty friends! Leigh here, with a traveler notebook sized Mini Album using the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful Line. I love the pastel colors in this line. I used a white card stock piece between each of the patterns with the Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Art Paper. If you leave the pages unbound until the end, it makes it easier to write, stamp and decorate all the pages.


Cover: I hand painted the cover with the Vicki Boutin, and Jane Davenport Watercolor sets.

Inside Cover: Full size photo on the left side with a strip of washi and a sticker.Dear Lizzy vellum on the right. Cut apart sheet was used to create a “Reason Why” page with the journaling spot.


Page 2-3: Vicki Boutin stamps in light pink then a sticker over it for the title.

Page 4-5: Punched hearts stitched with embroidery thread, and stamped label with Vicki Boutin pigment ink. 2×2 cut apart on the right side with a 2×2 photo.


Page 6-7: American Crafts Tab punch was used to create the border on the right with papers from the 6×6 paper pad. The left side has a 3×4 photo with the rainbow washi to create a flip up for another 3×4 photo.

Page 8-9: Tag die cuts were used to create a tab to flip up the top card to see more photo and a business card from the Hawaii Coffee Cafe underneath. The right side rain top paper was used to resemble drips from a coffee maker 🙂

Page 10-11: Ireland coffee, and water color with the Jane Davenport set to create the circles on the right. The sticker book stickers were perfect to create the translucent title over the watercolor circles. They resemble the pink marshmallows on the left hand photo.


Page 12-13: Strips of teal and aqua patterns from the 6×6 and 12×12 placed under the photo on the left. The right side has a 2×2 cut apart with some handwritten journaling on a flip up page.

Page 14-15: Sprinkle background pattern forms the center of the mini album. A center flip holds two more 2×3 photos.

Page 16-17: Vicki Boutin pigment ink was blended with the VB sponge onto VB Art Paper and then the glitter stickers were adhered over it to create the title.


Page18-19: Circles were stitched first so the stitching doesn’t show through the other side, and then adhered with Ac the runner. Circle stickers from the Dear Lizzy Wash Booklet were combined with the punched circles. A cup sticker shows through the circle cut window. Another reason not to bind the book first, is you can die cut windows out of the pages first once you know what will go on that page.

Page 20-21: Photo over the full page floral pattern, and a washi strip to add the black and white pattern. Sticker from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful Card Stick Sticker pack. Jane Davenport watercolors used the hand paint the sea glass look on the right side.

Page 22-23: Flip page with small photo and crochet thread, and a 2×2 cut part with hand-written journaling.

Page 24-25: Pocket was created on the right side to hold the receipt, and a trio of 2×2 photos pop the left.


Page 26-27: Unicorn-cut apart  added with wash to flip up and reveal a darker photo underneath. Stamped label using the VB pink pigment ink over the unicorn pattern on the left.

Page 28-29: Stitched die cuts before adhering with tape runner down the left hand side. Die cut title over the stamped label and hand written journaling. Right side has the same pink pattern from the 12×12 sheet and a stripe pattern to bring your eye to the photos.

Page 30-31:All-over floral pattern with gold foiling on the left coordinates with the Floral  Vellum from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful line on the right. Two vertical 3×4 photos take up most of the left side. A chipboard sticker was an easy title on the right.


Page BackCover: Left side has a circle punched from the 12×12 cut part sheet.Full page photo  on the right with a strip of marble washi from the booklet with a heart sticker and a typed strip that says, “…more coffee”.

There are a lot of pages in this mini album, so a stitched binding with waxed linen thread was the solution for a strong hold. There is a flip through video to show you all the flip pages and extra features you not captured with photos below:


SUPPLIES: Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful: Papers (#346475, #346463, #346478, #346485, #346470), Project Pad (#346501) 6×6 Paper Pad (#346500), Thickers (#346488), Die-Cut Shapes (#346489), Puffy Stickers (#346492), Die-Cut Phrases (#346498), Accent and Phrase Stickers (#346486), Washi Tape Book (#346493), Layered Stickers (#346495), Vellum (#346499), Glitter Resin Shapes (#346494), Vicki Boutin: Blending sponge (#343911),Watercolors (#343920), Mixed Media Art Paper  (#343947), Jane Davenport Watercolor tin (#376366) , AC Paper Flowers (#346675), AC Glitter Stickers (#346655)