Monday, April 29, 2013

"10 Ways I Love You" Mini Album

Happy Monday crafty friends.

Today I'm sharing a mini album that I created using the My Mind's Eye "Sweetest Thing" collection. I'm just in love with the pinks and yellows in this collection. Gorgeous papers!

This mini album is inspired by the book binding / mini album making designs of one super talented Laura Denison. My favorite thing about this album is that you can use the patterned paper of a 6x6 paper pad and put it together SO QUICKLY.

Here is a video I created showing how to make the covers and pages and how to bind the mini album together.


 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - 6x6 “Honey” Paper Pad
My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing" - Honey
found here for $4.19

 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - “Happiness” Peppy Paper
My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing" - Happiness
found here for $0.69

 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551513
Say It in Crystals Adhesives
found here for $2.10

 Echo Park "This & That - Graceful" - Alpha Stickers
Echo Park "This & That" Graceful Alphabet stickers
found here for $2.09

  Kraft - Bazzill 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
found here for $0.28

ribbon from my stash
Tags Bags Boxes and More 2

Measurements for the Mini Album:

1. Take an 8 1/2 x 11 paper cut to 5 3/4 x 8 3/4.
2. Score along the long edge at 3/4.
3. Score along the short edge at 1/2 and 4 and 7 1/2.
4. Punch decorative edge along the 1 1/4 side. 
5. Fold and adhere paper as seen in the video.

Patterend Paper mats:
1. Measure 3 x 4 1/2.
2. Cut 6 mats.

1. Large tags measure 3 1/4 x 5. Cut 3.
2. Small tags measure 3 x 2. Cut 3. 

1. Cut patterned paper to 3 3/4 x 6. Cut 4. 
2. Cut thin chip board to 3 3/4 x 6. Cut 4.
3. Cut 3/4 off one end of the chip board. Cut a sliver (1/16) off of 3 inch piece. 
4. Adhere and fold as seen in the video.

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Have a fabulous week everyone. I hope spring has sprung where you live.


  1. Very cute. Hope to view the video this afternoon.

  2. Great mini Carissa, I love the pinks and the pretty lace bow on the cover!!


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