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.
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.
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.
Try different shapes for your pages.
What about some themes for your Mini Scrapbook Albums?
The possibilities for making and enjoying Mini Scrapbook Albums are endless!
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.
Please do share your scrapbook layouts and projects below.