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Mini Scrapbook Albums

Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan

Mini scrapbook albums are such good gifts, They are quick and easy ways to scrap about a particular time in your life as well. They can also make lovely memorials.

"Life is a story....Scrap It!"
~Stickers 'N' Fun Scrapbooking Quotes

Little photo books are so handy. They can be special keepsakes you can carry in your handbag or keep in a desk drawer at work.

Sometimes it isn't convenient to display framed photographs at work, so a tiny album is a great solution.

Mini scrapbook albums

How to Create Mini Scrapbook Albums

You can purchase small albums that are 2"x3" in size or larger. They are often constructed with pocket pages so are easy to fill up with little photos and embellishments.

Or you can easily create one with Project Life kits or Stampin' Up!'s Memories and More and you can buy smaller albums and pocket pages in this range. See some examples at SusanSalutations. There is a Memories and More category in the shop.

But with a little extra effort, you can make a unique one out of chipboard and tie it together with a book binding ring or two or three.

Or you can make your own unique one out of little paper bags and bind it with ordinary cardstock and paper binding pins.

Be sure to make the covers slightly bigger than the pages so you will protect the pages with the edges of the covers.

Make a Wallet Album

I made the album below to look like a wallet. I stitched the folded pages together with linen thread after making even holes with my paper piercing tool in the folds to take the thread.

The pages are stitched into both sides of the wallet cover.

I just made the wallet cover bigger than the width of my pages and long enough to wrap around them comfortably and to allow me to make a way to close the album and protect the photos.

mini scrapbook albums

Other Album Ideas

Try different shapes for your pages.

  • Old CDs make good mini album pages, and you can punch holes through them with a Crop-a-dile.
  • Another idea is to look for evenly sized objects like drink coasters or an old pack of cards to decorate with designer series paper, photos, embellishments and cardstock.
  • Bind pages together with a single bookbinding ring or several rings if so desired.
  • You could even bind albums with yarn or twine or other similar materials like thin nylon surfboard rope.
  • There are binding machines available in scrapbook supply shops if you would rather have a plastic binding. Or you could purchase your own binding machine if you wanted to make lots of little albums your own way

Scrapbook Themes

What about some themes for your Mini Scrapbook Albums?

  • If you have a good relationship with your Mother-In-Law, a lovely idea is to make a special little gift for her showing how you and your husband are happy together.
  • Make a 'New Baby' album for Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle or other special family member
  • Create a mini book about your latest trip to show off when you see friends
  • Make a special present for your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse to carry with him/her if you have to be apart or to celebrate a special anniversary or occasion in your lives
  • Help your young child to make their first project with one of these. It will be just their size and they can show it to their friends without having to get Mummy's big books down from the shelf!
  • Make a family tree book to take to a family reunionand have people write in it
  • Make a memory book to take with you to a memorial service for people to sign and remember their friend or relative in a very special way

The possibilities for making and enjoying Mini Scrapbook Albums are endless!

mini scrapbook albums

Share Your Mini Albums:

Please do share any little photo books you have made by telling me about it below. I would love to be inspired to make more of these little gems.

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