Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Mini To Share

Happy Saturday friends!!

I wanted to share a cute little mini I made for my friend Gina using the Recollections "The Neopolitan Collection" paper collection and some business envelopes that had been laying around doing nothing.  Each of the envies were cut down to size and covered with that yummy paper!!  I cut the ends off to create pockets for extra tags for photos, or journaling, and in an effort to save some time, did not photograph each tag.

Here is the front cover made with DCWV Chipboard Stacks Brights chipboard.  I used tons of ribbon from my stash and covered an old, hideous chipboard tag with some of the paper collection and softened it with some pink Studio G chalk ink.  The flowers are a mix of Prima and Recollections.  

The pinwheel I made from a 4' square of paper and a shiny gem brad using Drew Scott's tutorial on YouTube, which you can find by clicking here.  If you ever have some extra time, you should totally check out his vids - the kid is mad talented!

Above, I created a pocket:  a place for tags or photos on the inside flap.  I fussy cut the mason jars paper that came in the collection, and below, the page holds a spot for a photo!

On this page, I created a side pocket to hold tags or photos:

On the page below, there is a spot for a photo which you tuck under the happy mason jar "Polaroid" that is partially adhered to the page:

My favorite page - a spot for a photo wherever and however you'd like:

This page below features a matted photo spot:

The next page features an interactive page.  The square is tied together with a bow, that when opened, has two photo mats:

Getting close to the end, another page for a photo:

 On the next page, I created another pocket to hold photos and tags.  Again, I fussy cut out the mason jars *so cute*:

And here is the last page of the mini: another pocket to hold photos or tags.  For now, it holds some "Polaroids" that came in the paper pad that were fussy cut and tucked in sweetly.  You can journal on the back of those, too!

I just adore making these mini albums!!!  They are so, so much fun and come together rather quickly. I truly hope that you'll give one a try!!

Hope you have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by to take a peek!


Cupcake Craft Challenges:  Anything But a Card
Nicely Done Designs - Mini Albums Mystery Box #4
Allsorts - Flower Power
Crafty Catz - Anything But A Card
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes


  1. Yo, chickie!!! I love, love, love my mini album. The problem is that I don't think that any of the pics I have are good enough for it. I love that you used one of our fave papers that we purchased together, too. It makes it even more special because I have the memory of our shopping trip every time I see it. Thanks again. Love you!

  2. So pretty Sara! Love the papers you've used and the pinwheel on the front is so cool. Beautifully done!

  3. So, you're telling me I paid regular price at Target for this paper but American Crafts has already let Michaels brand it?! Anyway, this mini is too, too adorable! You did a fantastic job on all the pages!

  4. Sara, your mini is wonderful! I just love the pinwheel on the front, it is such a nice detail. Sorry about the problem with InLinkz! I have added your entry. Thanks for playing!


  5. I have, and love these papers, especially on this gorgeous project. Well done you. Hope your girl is on the mend. Nice to see you at Cupcake too. X

  6. A fantastic mini album, so much detail...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  7. So creative! Love this album!

  8. E
    Fab mini album love it thanks for sharing at crafty Catz this week

  9. Gorgeous project, thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Louise xx

  10. Lovely album. Thanks for joining my challenge at Allsorts Tracy x

  11. A gorgeous entry for our 'Flower Power' theme Sara.

    It's lovely to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  12. Hi Sara,
    I just 'happened upon' Chana's blog and added my mini to her mystery box. I love your mini. The pinwheel is just the right touch.

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  14. Your Album is so light and refreshing. I love how you have showed all your pages. You can appreciate the beauty and the work involved.
    So glad you joined us at NicelyDone designs.

  15. gorgeous mini album! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz! Kim x