Thin is the New Bulky – an Alice in Wonderland 10-pic Mini Album

A friend asked me to create an Alice in Wonderland-themed mini album for her, to hold a maximum of only ten pictures. So no wallet, no folio, but an actual mini album. Oh, and no flowers please.

Well, that turned out to be a fun design challenge! Using a Marion Smith Designs paper collection called Mad Tea Party, I designed two interactive pages to hold the ten pictures. Of course I also incorporated a scrap mat, for which there’s a free video tutorial available on my blog. The second tutorial which may come in handy is my free gradient technique video for Distress Stickles.

So, this is a very thin mini album with no bulky embellishments, but:

Thin is the New Bulky! 🙂

Let’s start a new trend here shall we 😎.











Country Garden Gatefold Keepsake Album Deluxe

So, here’s my latest gatefold Keepsake Album De Luxe, and a pretty large one: about 8,5 x 11 inches, which is almost A4. It was commissioned by a lady who had asked me to incorporate some pictures of her dogs, which gives me the opportunity to show you some “complete layouts”, i.e. at least some of the pages and tags have photographs – plus embellishments.

The paperline is Country Garden by Bo Bunny, a somewhat older design stack but timeless and a very pretty summer line!

If you’d like to create an album like this yourself, check out the tutorial for my Springtime Dreams Keepsake Album, for it has the same basic design!

If you liked this, you may like my other gatefold albums deluxe as well!

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Ancestry mini album

I’d had my eyes on K&Company’s Ancestry design paper stack quietly sitting in my stash for a while. Its gorgeous, rich vintage tones, the nostalgic feel and of course its family tree sheet just screamed to be used for some cool project!

So, here’s my second mini album, created for those very old family pictures that may have been in your family for a couple of generations now. You know, like those black & white ones of your grandparents and who knows even your great-grandparents. Or those yellowy ones from the sixties and seventies. Ah, how time flies…

This particular mini album will stay in the family by the way, since my mother is gifting it to her sister, my aunt. 🙂

This is a rather large “mini” album, about 8 x 10.5 inches (20 x 27 cm), which makes it great to house lots and lots of photos and other memorabilia. Plus, I really wanted to show off this gorgeous paper, so the larger the pages the more design paper real estate I would have to work with! 🙂

I was inspired by Kathy Orta’s All Occasion mini album for its basic construction, adding of course my own styling, embellishments and personal touch.

I’m very pleased with the way the album has turned out. Let me know if you like it too!

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SEI Couture cards & envelopes mini album

— Nederlandstalige video onderaan!

To this day I’m not quite sure what, in “scrapbooking speak”, exactly counts as a mini album; based on what I’ve seen so far, I tentatively conclude that it means something like “any photo album smaller than 12×12 inch (or 30×30 cm)” – which is the standard size for the design paper stacks we all love so much. This of course would automatically mean that virtually every photo album we make is called a “mini album” even if it’s 11×11 inch, the logic of which escapes me somewhat – but since I haven’t yet found any proof to the contrary, I’m sticking to this definition. 😉

Anyway! On to the album! Excuse me, mini album. 🙂

I was inspired by one of Kathy Orta’s mini albums, added some of my own ideas and together with the gorgeous Couture paper stack by SEI it led to a pretty nice result. But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself. And by all means, let me know what you think!

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