Mini Album Tutorial

Today I have something a little different to share with you…. a tutorial for creating a mini album! This method is fairly versatile in that you can make it any size you like, with as many pages as you need, and create anything from a smash book to a mini scrapbook album. Since I was in need of a new “birthday book” I made each two page layout into a monthly calendar to keep track of special days.  Here’s how I created mine:


  • I cut 26 pieces of designer paper into 6 x 6 inch squares (I used the paper stack Mosaic Memories from Recollections)
  • I cut my calendar pages into 4 x 4 inch squares
  • Using my ATG gun, I adhered the front of one sheet to the back of another to form pages


  • I cut 2 x 6 inch pieces of designer paper in coordinating designs
  • I folded each 2 x 6 piece in half and adhered it to first the left page and then the right to form a double page spread
  • I added my calendar pages to each double page layout


  • I cut two 7 x 6 1/2 inch pieces of stiff cardboard
  • I  covered the cardboard with some rough linen
  • I added a piece of 6 3/4 x 6 1/4 inch kraft cardstock to the inside of the cover



  • On each inside page I added a tag cut from the scallop tags #2 Sizzix die and stamped with a Scripture from Biblical Impressions in Ground Espresso Distress Ink.  To the tag I added a  tiny punched flower with a pearl center.


  • Each facing page is decorated with a kraft strip punched from the Blossom Trim Martha Stewart punch.

100_5158-horzI hope you’ve enjoy this little tutorial for creating mini books/albums. I sure had a lot of fun making this one!

100_5164I’d love to see what you’ve been creating lately! Be sure to stop by our CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up any project that uses products from companies Cropstop carries in the store!

(If you’d like to create your own “Birthday Book” simply click this link for a  zip file of the monthly pages I used above — Birthday Book)




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2 Responses to Mini Album Tutorial

  1. Very pretty, lovely burlap flower and love the pages too!

  2. Gail Scott says:

    Love me mini albums for sure – need to finish up some I started ~ and continue to make others – you did a fabulous job here – like that burlap flower – I have one – need to also use on my cover of a mini album – thanks for inspiration!

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