Hi, there! I'm sharing a super easy and fun mini-album inspiration with you today! This album is perfect for displaying your photos and thoughts on your desk. I created this album to showcase the things I’m grateful for every day no matter how small that is.

Here you can see a video about the basic assemble of this album:

This is the template and the measures of the box and the pages.

To create the pages, I trimmed down patterned paper pieces into 10.8 x 15 cm and fold by 7 cm. I fold back the top of the page to create a little flap. To attach the page to the paper straw, I punched a hole in the bottom center of the pages. I used the gorgeous ‘Go the scenic route’ collection by Paige Evans and tried to arrange the pages into a rainbow color scheme.

Next, I wanted to feature the theme of every page in my box album, so I grabbed my lowercase word punch board. I love how easy to add titles to the pages with this pretty tool. To punch short words I placed the letters next to each other, but I could punch longer words using the letters one by one.

I inserted 10 pages into my box mini-album, but I can extend the number of the pages easily if I want to add more themes to my list.

I hope you enjoyed my mini album inspiration today, and I could inspire you to use your Word Punch Board to add titles to your pages. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi, Ladies! I'm so excited to share a new project with you today. There are three things in this album that I wanted to make for a long time...

First, the theme...I wanted to create a Week in the life album! I learned about this theme from Ali Edwards when I attended her class last week. I loved this idea and I decided to give it a try. Next, I wanted to use my Cinch! The hardest thing to use the Cinch machine for me is that I have to be ready with every page before I put together the album. Usually, I start my albums by creating the cover, and then I enjoy working on the pages and fill the album with them one by one. This is the reason why I wanted to figure out an expandable album form using my Cinch. My idea was to trim down hinges from acetate sheet, bind them together, and then I could attach the pages to the hinges one by one. It was a perfect solution for me! 

In this video you can see the entire process of the hidden spiral bookbinding technique and the first pages I added to my album. 

As I was ready with the first pages I added them to my album. The size of the cover is 14x18.5 cm + I added 5 pcs 0,5x18,5 cm hard cardstock pieces to the spine. I used white cardstock in size 33x18,5 cm to attach the spiral to the inside of the cover. I folded in half, punched holes, and scored line by 1,5 cm. The hinges are 2x18 cm. The size of the pages I attached to the hinges is 11x18 cm.

I hope I could inspire you to give a try to this bookbinding technique! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hey everyone! Today I share a cute DIY journal I created using the super fun Slice of Life collection by Amy Tangerine. I don't know about you, but for me, there are long hard days when I need a reminder that I should not give up on my dreams and hard work will always pay off.  This is the reason I created this little journal with the following title: 'Have Faith in your dreams and your rainbow will come smiling through!" I added this title to a cloud I created from white cardstock and placed a rainbow behind the cloud. I can pull out the rainbow from behind the cloud, and this reminds me that sometimes I just need to create my own luck 🙂

Here is a short video about the basic assembly of the journal:

The size of the journal is 7.5x4.5". To create the DIY journal, I used the WRMK binding tool. I attached the rainbow to the cloud with an eyelet using a Crop-a-dile.

Thank you for stopping by! Bea

Hi, Ladies! I have to admit that I'm totally obsessed with DIY journals recently! This is the reason why I start organizing summer plans with creating a new journal 🙂 This time I went with a super fun fruit shape journal.To create the journal I used Slice of Life collection by Amy Tangerine. 

Here are the main steps of the assembly:

First, I trimmed patterned paper into 21x20,5 cm and folded in half. Next, I used my Alphabet Alignment Guide by American Crafts as a template, it has a perfect size to create a journal.

I repeated the process with 10 copy papers, those will be the inside pages.

I arranged the papers into the cover and used my Bookbinding Guide By WRMK to punch holes and then I stitched together the pages.

To create the slices, I cut a yellow patterned paper in half circle, folded in three, and cut around the three parts. I adhered the slices to the front cover and added fussy cut leaves and flower stickers to the top.

I hope you enjoyed my little DIY journal step by step instructions! Have a nice weekend! xo Bea