Hi there and welcome to my site! If this is your first time here I am scrapbooker that teaches you how to get the photos off of your phones and into an album quickly and easily. You might have come from Nubia over at the Papercutting Nerd where she shared her love of mini albums.
I have a special place in my scrapbooking heart for mini albums! They can be used for anything and everything and in this post I am going to take you back to some of the mini albums that I have made in the past. I had this elaborate plan for a new mini album but unfortunately my vacation snuck up on me and I didn’t get a chance to finish my album.
I did manage to create a Cricut cut file for you that you can use in design space to create your own magnificent mini album. You can grab the cut file here
. For this mini album I designed it to be 6×6 size. You would need two pieces of chipboard for the front and back of the album if you would like it to be sturdy. The cut file has the pieces for the blank 6×6 pieces of cardstock for the overlays to be on top of but you don’t have to cut them out with the Cricut
. Those pieces of paper I suggest you cut them out with your paper trimmer so that you can get more bang for your buck and your aren’t loading your Cricut
tons of times in order to get this mini album made. This post does contain affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.
The next albums that I am going to share with you are these adorable Folio Albums. What I love about these is that they are really perfect for all those Instagram/4×4 photos because I used the 4×4 Flip Flaps
in these albums. I created one for Halloween and one for Thanksgiving and thought they were perfect way to document some photos from these holidays.
You can see the video for the Thanksgiving Folio by clicking here and the video for the Halloween Folio video here.
All three of the albums were made with chipboard for the front, back and spine of the albums. The folio albums also make great gifts because they are so easy to put together and they really don’t take more then a half hour depending on how elaborate you want to get for the front of the album. The album fronts for these folio albums were both made using my Cricut.
Another album that I made using my Cricut was for my mom for Mother’s Day this year and of course I forgot to take a photo of it before I gave it to her. I used my Cinch to bind everything and the Elegant Edges cartridge to create the pages for this album. You can see the walkthrough for this album by clicking here.
Now the last mini album that I am going to share with you was one of my favorite albums from last year. It was my second year doing a Thankful album with Cathy Zielske and I used the We R Memory Keepers 4×4 mini album. I have to admit though that I loved the full 4×4 page protectors but I was not crazy about the 2×2 pockets. When I create a mini album like this again I don’t think I will use the 2×2 pages simply because it was a pain in the booty figuring out which photos I wanted to be that small and then cropping them on the phone and such.
You can see the walk through of this album by clicking here. I purchased Cathy Zielske’s stamp set for this album last year and I can’t wait to see what she puts together for this year.
What is your favorite type of mini album and why do you like them? Let us know in the comments.
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