Hi friends! This is my first post in 2022 and can't imagine a better creative start of the year than a cute rainbow album. So fun! The base of the album is tiny pockets I created using the 6x8 inch sized paper pack from the Kit At Heart collection by Jan Helfield and American Crafts

I arranged the pockets in rainbow color order and placed tags into them. I added stickers to the top of the tags for easier moving. I just love the cute puffy stickers and alphabet stickers from the collection.

Here is a short tutorial of the basic steps of the assemble:

I hope you enjoyed this tiny mini-album tutorial! I can't wait to share more creative ideas with you! Happy weekend! 

Hi, scrapbooking friends. Today I would like to share a special project with you to showcase why I love scrapbooking, and what I love the most in the creative process.  For me, scrapbooking is to preserve memories in more ways than photos can do by themselves. Happiness ebbs and flows through our lives and I want to capture these unforgettable moments of joy by documenting them so that I can relive those precious moments from time to time. This is the reason that my favorite scrapbooking projects are mini albums, I love the creative process of assembling the base, and my family enjoys so much looking through the photos and reading the stories. It’s a beautiful thing! Through the creative process, scrapbooking also helped me to become more organized, take better photos, and to find my own style. I found new friends and an encouraging the community through this hobby. Because scrapbooking is not only useful but also fun! Besides the beautiful papers and embellishments, there are a lot of great new trends and techniques that make this hobby diverse and enjoyable.

This is the mini album I created for today as a sample of my favorite scrapbooking projects.

If you are interested in knowing more about this album, visit my Instagram to watch the walkthrough.

 Thank you for stopping by! XO Bea

 Dear friends! Thrilled to share that my latest online class, Merry & Bright is open for registration!

I couldn't be more excited about this! It's been a while since I have done an online workshop, but I can't resist Michaela's invitation to EnMiCratroom, and the beauty of Lora Bailoras' collection.

In this online workshop, I will guide you through the process of creating three projects. We will start by creating a layout with varied dimensional techniques and then move on to creating the album, which is perfect to feature your Holiday memories. I share my favorite tips to add interactive pages and festive details to the album. Finally, we assemble the box in an envelope shape and create handmade embellishments to make it unique and personal. The workshop is available on the EnMiCraftroom site alongside many talented scrapbookers workshops! 

In this workshop, I used Lora Bailora's new Christmas collection, called Volver. Please keep in mind, that you can use your own supplies!

  Thank you, I hope we meet you at the class!

Hi there, welcome to my blog! Today I'm excited to share my December Daily 2021 base and foundation pages. This time I used a super easy bookbinding technique which allows me to add a lot of pages, pockets, photos, and stories to my album. 

To create the album you will need:

2 cardboard pieces in size 18 x 21 cm

1 white cardstock in size: 40,3 x 20,6 cm

1 piece of acetate sheet in size 8 x 20,6 cm

4 pieces of planner disc (2,5 cm wide)

Posca or Sharpie white marker

Planner punch or Disc Power Punch

The full pages are 14 x 20,6 cm

the smaller pages are made from 28 x 10 cm wide paper which I folded in half. 

Here you can find the template of the inner cover (and spine) 

Please check out the process video where I show you the basic steps of the assembling of the cover:

I’ve not finished the foundation pages yet, I store my photos on my phone and make notes about the stories, and I decided to spend about an hour a day with my DD in December, this way I hope I can finish in January.

Thanks for watching and spending all this time with me, it is really appreciated, have a wonderful day and we will see you soon.

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a super tiny mini album I created using the gorgeous Garden Party collection from Maggie Holmes. The best thing about this type of album is that although its size is very small, a lot of photos can still be inserted. 

The size of the album is 4x6 cm, and I inserted 10 pieces of photos in size 3.5x5.5 cm. 

To create the pages, I used 2 patterned paper pieces in size 16x12 cm. I folded the paper into two horizontally and then into four vertically. Here is the template of the papers:

The next step is to adhere the pages together. I added double-sided tape to the back of the first page's last rectangle and the first rectangle of the second page, and then I put them together. You can add more pages with this shifting technique if you need.

Next, I closed the pages and adhered cardstock paper pieces to the front and the back as a cover. I used an elastic band to keep the album closed. Now it was time to fill the album with photos and flat embellishments.

 I hope you enjoyed this tiny mini-album inspiration! See you soon with another project! Bye!

Every year we have a girl’s day with my little daughter around her birthday. I’m going to put in this classic cascading mini album the photos we’re going to take that day. The Buenos Diaz collection is full of sunshine and happiness, and the gorgeous patterns and colors are just begging to be included in a mini album! I enjoyed so much creating this classic cascade album. I left the pages of the album simple and clean.

Hi there! Today I'm sharing the video tutorial of my disc-bound travel journal. In this journal, the pages are paper pockets that are perfect for keeping your memorabilia or photos documented and organized. You can find the video about the steps of basic assembly and the measures below.

I used stone paper. It's a special paper you can use to create notebooks or add paints and inks. It holds its' shape when curled or can be distressed for a faux leather look.

Here is the video tutorial:

Here are the exact sizes of the cover and the pocket pages.

Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Handmade gifts for Mother’s Day are always so special. Today I'm showing you a super easy mini album base I created for my mom for mother's day. The cover of the album was inspired by a pretty gift bag and the inside pages are perfect for a clean and simple interactive album. Once you’ve put together the foundation, a lot of 7x7cm images will fit in it.

Watch the video tutorial to see the measurements and the basic steps of the assemble.

1. Cover: Cut patterned paper 9x30 cm.

2. Score at 11 and 4 and 11 cm
3. Use the alignment guide as a template and round the front edge.
4. Hidden hinges: cut thin white paper 10x9 cm.
5. Score in by 1-1 cm through the paper. Fold the scored lines and attach the spine to the cover.
6. Pages:Trim patterned paper into 19x10 cm, score at 1 and 9 cm.
7. Attach the three pages to the base.
8. Add additional pages to the pockets.
9. Decorate each page.

I hope you enjoyed my lil project! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Happy December 2020! I believe that it 'better to join the fun later than never'... this is extra true for December albums! So then I don’t mind that I just finished with the base of my December Daily album and start filling up the pages. This year is a little different, so my album was a little different too. I’d rather describe my thoughts through the month and just put fewer pictures into it. 

The base of the album is super simple and has a lot of possibilities to add more additional pages. In this video, I show you the album base and the and main step of the basic assembly. 

The size of the album is 18,5x17 cm and includes 18 basic pages. Here you can find the measures of the pages and cover. Find more details in the process video.

I used the Troquel mini bolas shaker die set to showcase the numbers of the pages. I baked the tiny ornaments with punched circle paper pieces and added sticker numbers. 

This type of album is perfect to display on your desk or use as a home decoration. The only thing you need is to bend back the front cover using a piece of ribbon, and the album stands securely. I just love the look of this album on my shelf. 

Thanks for stopping by! xo Bea 

 Hi everyone, I'm here to share a new mini-album featuring the beautiful Marigold collection and accordion technique! The size of the album is 3 x 4.5″ and contains 6 tiny pockets to hold photos and tags. I started to create the base by trimming down white cardstock paper to 16.5 x 6″. Next, I folded up 1.5″ at the bottom. To create the accordion base, I folded the paper stripe into six equal parts.

I curved the top of the pockets with scissors and attached them to the background with machine stitching.

When I was done with the base, I started creating tags to fill up the pockets. I trimmed six tags using patterned papers from the collection. I layered the tags with journaling tags and labels from the cut-a-part sheet. I also added stickers, ephemera pieces, and charms to embellish the pages. The next step was to create the cover! I trimmed down two pieces of patterned paper into 7 x 4.75″. Between the two papers, I adhered a 1.25 x 4.75″ cardstock paper piece to the center to strengthen the spine, and two pieces of ribbon. Then I attached the papers with liquid glue. I found the ‘happy little moments’ cardstock sticker to be a perfect title for my album. I layered ephemera pieces behind the sticker and added sequins around the title. I attached the base of the album to the inner side of the front cover using double-sided tape.

I hope I could inspire you to create an accordion mini album for your favorite photos and memories! Thanks for stopping by!

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 friends! Today I share a new mini album using the gorgeous Marigold collection by Maggie Holmes.

This new line is so sweet and pretty, just like a fairy tale. The colors are amazing with a mixture of both pastels and bolds and I’m so in love with the beautiful floral patterns and the cute embellishments.

The first things that caught my eye in this collection were the adorable deer and pear tree embellishments. I just had to use them! These cute figures inspired me to create a forest scene into my mini album.

My idea was to create an easy accordion fold mini-album and adhere the houses, the pear tree, and some animals to the top of the pages. 

With that in mind, I created a cover in size 12,5x18 cm using a heavy cardstock base. I decided to cut a V-shaped window out from the front cover, and I covered the gap with a half-folded piece of transparent sheet. I scattered glitter and sequences between the transparent layers. I adore how the cute deer look through the little ‘window’.

Next, I trimmed down 4 pieces of patterned paper into 30x12 cm and folded them by 11 cm into three parts. I attached the folded papers with double-sided tape and created pockets and interactive pages to add more interest.

To embellish the pages, I used mostly flat stickers and ephemera pieces to avoid getting the album too bulky. I love the fact that Marigold collection has a bunch of cut-apart sheets with tags and journaling cards. They make it super easy to add handwritten journaling to my album.  

I hope you liked my first project with Marigold collection, I can’t wait to share more with you! Thanks for stopping by!

Hey, everyone! I’m so excited to show you my first project made with the new ’Late Afternoon’ collection by Amy Tangerine. This new line is so delicate and pretty, fits many themes and projects. I adore the beautiful autumn color scheme and the lovely autumn patterns on the papers, and as I walked through the 12x12 paper pad I was immediately inspired to create a mini album for my upcoming fall photos.

First, here is a short process video about the album and the main steps of the basic assembly.

This time I chose the super-easy accordion-fold spine bookbinding technique, but I spiced up the structure with a pull-out back cover (I write about this further below)

I started my album by creating the cover. I trimmed down 4 pieces of heavy cardstock into 14,5x10 cm. To create the frame to the front cover I cut out the center of the first cardstock piece. Then I covered all of them with patterned paper. To the front cover, I wanted to fill the frame with an autumn forest scene, so I fussy cut five trees from patterned paper. I stitched thread branches to the trees, and adhered sequences to add a little shine. I arranged the trees into the frame and adhered wide ribbon pieces to both sides under the frame.

Next, I trimmed down a strong but flexible paper into an 8 cm stripe and created the accordion folded spine using my WRMK scoreboard.  I attached the spine to the front cover, between the frame and the other heavy cardstock pieces. On the back cover, I attached the spine between the two cardstock pieces also, but I attached the cardstock pieces only on the top and on the bottom. This way I could pull through the wide ribbon between the cover layers, and the back cover became a pull-out element.

With pulling out the back cover, the pages appear. I absolutely love the sight of the varied patterned papers and the layered pages!

The pages of the album are 13x9,5 cm. I’m a huge fan of pockets, so I turned two pages into pockets to create more space for photos. To embellish the pages, I fussy cut quotes, and flowers from the patterned papers.

I hope you liked my mini album today, and I could inspire you to try new bookbinding techniques for your next project. Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hi, Crate Paper fans! It’s Bea here sharing a new mini-album featuring the adorable and beautiful Sweet Story collection by Maggie Holmes. I have to admit that one of our favorite programs during quarantine time was baking cakes. We had so much fun making a lot of sweet and delicious cakes with my daughter, and I decided to document those delightful moments in a mini album. The Sweet Story collection is jam-packed with fruit and sweetie embellishment pieces, just perfect for the baking theme. I designed a fun interactive album base with cascade pages, so now I just need to fill up the pages with the photos.

First, here is a video, so you can see a flip-through of the album and then the basic assembly of the base:

The size of the album is 5,5x3,75”. I constructed the cover using heavy cardstock pieces and patterned paper. To make the cover more playful, I cut wavy edges to the cardstock and completed the front cover with a piece of transparent sheet.  I love that the cascade pages can be seen through the cover.

To create the pages, I trimmed down patterned papers and stitched them together using thread. I created two page-groups and arrange them opposite each other. I attached the pages to the back cover using double-sided tape.

I embellished the pages with adorable stickers and ephemera pieces from the collection using tone on tone technique.

I also created fun layered clusters using fussy cut bows, and cut fringes with fringe scissors.

On the last page, I created a tiny vellum pocket to make space for additional photos or journaling. I adore the gorgeous gold puffy bow on the top of the pocket.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re inspired to create your own Sweet Story mini-album and maybe venture into this interactive design too!

Hi, everyone, I'm back to the Crate Paper blog.  Today I would like to share a special project with you to showcase why I love scrapbooking, and what I love the most in the creative process.  For me, scrapbooking is to preserve memories in more ways than photos can do by themselves. Happiness ebbs and flows through our lives and I want to capture these unforgettable moments of joy by documenting them so that I can relive those precious moments from time to time. This is the reason that my favorite scrapbooking projects are mini albums, I love the creative process of assembling the base and my family enjoys so much looking through the photos and reading the stories. It’s a beautiful thing! Through the creative process, scrapbooking also helped me to become more organized, take better photos, and to find my own style. I found new friends and encouraged the community through this hobby. Because scrapbooking is not only useful but also fun! Besides the beautiful papers and embellishments, there are a lot of great new trends and techniques that make this hobby diverse and enjoyable.

This is the mini album I created for today as a sample of my favorite scrapbooking projects.

Using a brand new collection is always 'cherry on the top' in my process, so I chose the amazingly beautiful Sweet Story collection for my mini album.

The best part of the process for me is designing the album in my head. First I decide about the style, the color scheme, and the sizes. I always like to add something personal, unique to my albums. This time I designed a layered flower cut file to decorate the cover. To create the flower, I cut 7 different layers from patterned paper using my Cameo. To add dimension, I used a hot glue gun to attach the layers.

Next, I covered the mini album with fabric, and created a curved spine from heavy cardstock stripes and patterned paper.

The inside pages of the album have various sizes and forms just as I love. I don’t measure the size of the pages, just add them to the album in the prettiest way as I can. I use my favorite techniques to embellish the album like fussy cutting, layering or machine stitching.

I love making scrapbooks. It's one of the most fun projects in the world to me. I can’t wait to share new ideas with you next time! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

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! I’m so excited to share my first project with the adorable and incredibly beautiful Sweet Story collection by Maggie Holmes. This collection is pure happiness with gorgeous colors, lovely sentiments, and adorable embellishments.

My project is a simple and super easy album which could be a perfect gift idea to your beloved ones for Valentin’s Day.  

The tricky part of this project is that the pages of the album are attached to the paper case with a piece of ribbon so this way the box became a nice holder to the opened album.

Here is a video, so you can see the finished album and then the basic assembly of the paper case and the base:

I had two reasons to keep this album simple and clean. First, I created this album for my husband and I knew he preferred a simply styled album filled mostly with photos and personal journaling. Second, the playful structure of the album nicely showcased the beautiful range of patterned papers and I felt it needed only a few stickers or ephemera pieces to embellish.

I started my album by putting together the paper case. To create the box, you only need patterned paper and a paper trimmer. Find the templates of the box bellow, at the end of the blog post.

I adhered a big paper heart with a paper bow to the top of the box. There are a lot of adorable sentiments in the Sweet Story collection which is perfect for a Valentine’s Day project. I trimmed down the cut-a-part sheet and added the ‘You are magic’ card to the front of the box as a title of my album.

Next, I trimmed down patterned papers to 3x8”. I folded the pages in half and created a flap by cutting two 1 cm long lines from 1 inch of the right and of the left edges. I fold back the flaps to keep the pages quite open. I attached the pages with the back-to-back technique, and attach them to the paper box with a piece of ribbon. When attaching the pages to the ribbon in the box, the bottom of the pages should be half a centimeter lower than the top of the box! If you add heavy embellishments to the pages, adhere a piece of foam adhesive behind the folded tabs to keep the pages standing.

I hope I could inspire you to create a handmade album as a Valentine’s Day gift! I can’t wait to share with you more projects using the Sweet Story collection. Thank you for stopping by!

THE BOX BASE

TOP OF THE BOX

PAGES

Happy New Year Crate Paper friends. We might already be a few days into 2020, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start getting organized and planning our days a little better right now! After all, sometimes it takes a bit to settle into new routines that include things like New Year’s Resolutions. That’s why I start the year by creating a DIY organizer that will help me reach my maximum productivity potential in the coming year!

The size of the DIY organizer is 5x8.5 inches. To create the base, I trimmed down white cardstock into 17x5.5 inches and folded into seven parts. I added heavy cardstock cover to the cardstock base to make the organizer more permanent. I covered the pages with pattern papers from the lovely All Heart collection.

The organizer has four main parts. On both sides, I added a lot of pockets to hold notes and other important papers. On the right side of the center, I added a pocket for my DIY journal. On the right side, I inserted two bookbinding rings into the back cover to create a 2-ring binder with tab dividers. 

I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out varied tab dividers from patterned papers. Between the dividers, I added a bunch of copy paper to my binder.

An elastic band is always a good idea to keep your planner organized! I pierced holes on both sides of my page and pulled the elastic band through the holes. It perfectly keeps my notes in place in a clean and simple way. 

One of my favorite elements of the organizer is my DIY journal. I used the beautiful specialty paper with the holographic hearts from the collection to create the cover, and decorated the front with colorful cross-stitching.

On the backside of the pages, there is more space and pockets for notes!

So that’s it from me today! I hope my planner idea has inspired you to get that 2020 goals or resolution down and start 2020 well organized. Thanks for stopping by the blog today, Bea.

Hi, everyone! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I wanted to share with you this lil project I created for my daughter this year. I feel that we can not say often enough our children how much we love them, and what are those things we love about them.

I decided to gather some cute things about my daughter and put them in a heart-shaped album. To do that, I printed out 20 tiny journaling cards with my thoughts and trimmed patterned paper into 5x7 cm to create 20 tiny flaps. I fold back the top 1 cm of the papers and adhered the journaling cards to the back. 

Next, I cut two big (21x19 cm) hearts from patterned paper using my Cameo.. I chose the red heart for the back of the album, attached it to a heavy cardstock piece and cut it around. Next, I adhered a wide ribbon across the heart background using double-sided tape. Then I added all the cute patterned paper pieces with my journaling on the back to the background and added photos and embellishment to the front.

To finish my album I cut in half the second heart, and attach the heart pieces with the ribbon to the back. I also added two cardstock paper stripes beside the ribbon to hold the half hearts in place.  I created the title with mixing and matching alphabet stickers from the Crate Paper sticker book.

This project is perfect to use up your stash and to give some love to your family members. I hope you enjoyed this project! Thanks for stopping by!

I’m so excited to share with you a new mini album I created to celebrate Mother’s Day! I enjoyed so much to refresh my Flourish collection stash with the products that are part of the Designer Destination program JOANN Stores just started, so I grabbed my new and old items and started to create! 

First, here is a video, so you can see a flip through of the finished album and then the basic assembly of the base:

The finished size of this album is 4 x 7.25 x 0.75”, so it’s almost pocket sized! The base of the cover is a folded patterned paper, which I extended with transparent vinyl. I folded the vinyl pieces in half and scattered glitter in there before I machine stitched them to the paper base. To keep the album flaps shut I adhered a sequenced flower to the front and bound around with a piece of ribbon – perfect solution for projects just like this!

The structure of the album is very playful and pretty. The length of the pages increase with 0.75” with each page, and they open to the left or to the right one after another.   

I started to fill my album with printing out my photos in various sizes, fitting to the size of the pages. I added my photos to the mini album before embellishing. This way, the photo determines the embellishment placement and not the other way around.

I tried to use a mix of flat embellishments because of I didn’t want my album to be too bulky. Stickers, thickers, ephemera pieces, and puffy stickers were great to use in my album.

I mixed the embellishments on each page to add a variety of textures and dimension. The layered embellishments over white space add interest to the pages.

This mini album could be prepared in any size, but here are the exact sizes I used to my album:

Cover: Trim patterned paper to measure 6”x7.5”. Fold by 0.25”, then 0.75”, 4” and 0.75”. Trim 2 pieces of vinyl to 4”x7.5”, fold them in half. Fill them with a little glitter, and machine stitch to the paper.

1. Page: Trim patterned paper to measure 10.5”x7.25”, then fold by 3.5” and 3.5” again. Trim the right page lengths to measure 5.75”, the left page lengths to measure 6.5”. (Watch the process video to see the steps!)

Next pages: Trim the first page to 4.5”x2.75”, fold by 3.5” and then 0.25”. Trim the second page to 4.5”x3.5”, fold by 3.5” and then 0.25”. Trim the third page to 4.5”x4.25, fold by 3.5” and then 0.25”. Trim the fourth page to 4.5”x5” and fold by 3.5” and then 0.15”. Attach them to the back of the main page.

I hope you liked my mini album and enjoyed reading about my process. I’m looking forward to sharing more with you! Have a lovely day!

Hi Ladies! To tell the trust, I hadn't planned to create a December Daily album this year, but I hosted a mini album class last weekend in Madrid, and the amazing crafty vibes and inspirational collections that surrounded me inspired to put together a cute DD. I used the gorgeous Wonderland and Milora collection by Lora Bailora. I always loved Lora's colorful bookbinding rings, and I wanted to use them in my mini album. I created a cover for the album and inserted the rings into the heavy cardstock cover base.  

Here is a video, so you can see a flip through of the finished album and then the basic assembly of the base:


I used 2 pieces of 13x13 cm cardboard to create the cover and jointed them with a 13x10 cm corrugated cardboard piece. For the front cover, I cut out a snowflake (diameter is 11 cm) using my Cameo and backed with a transparent sheet. Then, I cut out a circle using a craft knife (diameter is 11 cm) from the heavy cardstock base. I covered the heavy cardstock with the baked patterned paper, and fill the circle hole with sequences and artificial snow. I punched 2 holes on each size, 2 cm from the sides and 2,5 cm distance from each other.

Here is a close up of the pages. I hadn't created all the pages yet, but the album rants enough place for additional pages. I used varied techniques to decorate my pages, like embossing or stitching, and embellishing the pages mostly with die-cuts, and stickers.

I hope I could inspire you with my December Daily album, thanks for stopping by today! 

xo. Bea

Hey Crate Paper fans! Its Bea here and I’m so excited to share my first project using HeyPumpkin collection. Halloween collections are always fun to create with, and Hey Pumpkin is no exception. I love the traditional colors and all the adorably spooky embellishments!

We always celebrate Halloween at least two times (at the school and at our house party), so we have a bunch of photos to document every year. I decided to create the base of our Halloween album in advance, and add the photos later. I wanted to create a really fun and witchy album, so I turned my album into a cute, black reticule.

To do that, I cut a paper box using my cutting machine and added a glittered foam bag buckle. I used the same striped fabric to decorate the album and the paper bag and attached the bag handle to the spine of the mini album.

The size of my album is 4.25x5.25”. I used my favorite album binding technique, the hidden hinges technique. First, I created a chipboard album cover and then I folded hidden hinges to hold the pages. To decorate the cover, I backed a glittered chipboard frame with patterned paper and layered fussy cut houses on the front.  The beautiful puffy stickers with holographic foil accents are one of my favorites in the collection, and I can’t resist adding the lovely cat sticker to the cover. The sparkling rat stickers and chipboard numbers added a special festive touch to the album.

I added a lot of interactive pages, hidden journal tags, and tiny pockets to the album. I decorated the pages mostly with stickers and ephemera pieces. The large orange sequences from the ephemera pack were perfect to fill up the shaker pocket!

As a finishing touch, I added fall leaves and beads to the album ‘handle’. I used my WRMK foil quill to add silver lines to the leaves, and then cut them out using my Silhouette.

The playful form of the album is absolute makes me happy, and I can’t wait to fill the page with our memories. Thanks for joining me today, I hope you’re all inspired to create with this super fun collection!

Hi Crate Paper fans! It’s Bea Valint with you today! It's such an exciting time with the new Maggie Holmes collection being revealed. The gorgeous, elegant, and versatile range of products just makes me want to sit down and create. Today I share my first project using Heritage collection, a tiny mini album about favorite moments of our family life.
First, here is a video, so you can see a flip through of the finished album and then the basic assembly of the base:

The album is 17x9 cm size which I constructed using patterned papers. To create the front cover, I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper and adhered a light ephemera piece to the center. I placed the adorable deer sticker from the chipboard sticker sheet to the right side and added my title to the left with a beautiful glittered butterfly. To create the title, I mixed a chipboard sticker with Family sentiment and gold alphabet stickers. I also added a tiny hand-stitched pattern to the right side to keep the colors in balance.  

To create the spine of the album I used a simple accordion fold to attach all of my pages to, and made it stronger using a piece of ribbon.

Next step is adding pages to the album. I trimmed patterned papers to 8x8 cm. and adhered the papers to the spine using double-sided tape. So quick and easy!

I enjoyed so much filling up my album with photos and beautiful embellishments. I adhered ephemera pieces and stickers to the pages and added machine stitching here and there.

The chipboard stickers in the Heritage collection have a beautiful gold outline, and this inspired me to grab my new Foil Quill tool and create matching pages. I created white pages with gold patterns, and printed some gold vellum leaves also.

I love how this little album turned out! So pretty and playful! I hope you’ve been inspired to document your best family moments in a beautiful and elegant way with Heritage collection. Thanks for reading!

Measures: Chipboard base: 17x9 cm. Patterned paper for the cover: outsize: 20x12,5 cm, inside 16,7x8,7 cm Spine: 2 pieces of patterned paper: 8x16 cm, folded by centimeters. Pages: 8x8 cm.

Hello everybody, thanks for stopping by the Crate Paper blog today! My name is Bea Valint and I have a new mini album to share using the stunning Here and There collection. This mini album is all about our weekend in Seville, Spain – the colors and the theme went together perfectly with Here and There!! 

Two years ago I taught a summer themed mini album online class, and I thought it would be fun to create a new album with following the instructions of my class. I enjoyed so much to watch the videos and put together the album again!

I started the album with creating the cover. I used 2 pieces of heavy cardstock as a base, and I covered them with patterned paper. I attached the covers with clear plastic and red fabric. I also added two pretty tassels to the spine from the collection.

The divided the inner side of the mini album into two parts. I arranged the main pages to the left side of the album and adhered a lot of various pockets to the right. Perfect space to hold additional photos or tiny memorabilia.

This way the mini album became interactive and easily expandable.

The main element of the pocket cluster on the right side is a classic 0.25” deep paper pocket. I placed tourist maps and tickets into the pocket which I collected on our trip. I also put paper envelopes from the ephemera pack into the pocket to hold tiny memorabilia. I adhered a vellum pocket to the left side of the center pocket and a folded paper pocket to the right. To add more interest, I created a shaker card using tulle and attached to the top of pockets as an interactive element.

To create the main pages, I used patterned papers and white cardstock.  I folded the papers in half or in three and tied them together with a ribbon. I adhered the papers to the inner side of the front cover with double-sided tape. I wanted to keep my album clean and simple, so I decorated my album with only a few stickers, ephemera pieces, and washi tapes.

To add title to my album, I backed the glittered alphabet stickers with patterned paper, and arranged them to the center of the cover.

Thanks for joining me today and well done if you made it to the end of this slightly long post! But I hope you’re also inspired to create your own vacation mini album!

Hi, Ladies! I'm up on the Crate Paper blog today with my first project using the fantastic and super cool All Heart collection. When I flipped through the colorful papers and the unique embellishments, I felt I needed to create something fun, easy and youngish, like a junk journal or smash book.

When you start a smash book, the only rule is there are no rules! Just go with the flow, use your creativity and enjoy the process! To start, I grabbed a D-ring album and covered the front and back cover with patterned paper. Then, I covered the spine with a different paper and added washi tape to make my book even more pretty.  To embellish the cover, I just added things that make me happy to see. The sparkling acrylic hearts, the blue tassel, and the silver ampersands are so pretty together! I used black puffy alphas from Sunny Days collection to create the ‘ideas’ title and added a ‘FUN’ chipboard sticker above.

Then, I added an eyelet to the spine using my Crop-A-Dile and attached a metal Ball Chain top hold my DIY pom-pom tassel and some washi tapes.

I also added a pen holder to the back cover using an eyelet and a pink hairband.

To the inner side of the cover, I added a plastic pocket to hold tags, cards, stamps, and other pretty things I might need when I use this book. 

Next step is filling the album with my ideas, plans, thoughts, and creativity. I didn’t want to accurate define for what I use this book, but I created some tabbed divider to give me starting-points. The blue Piece Out paper is one of my favorite from this collection, and I chose it as a background for my first divider. I fussy cut pretty flowers from the Wallflower paper, and to give a white outline, I adhered the flowers to a white paper and fussy cut again. I arranged my photo to the center and adhered the flowers under the photo using foam adhesive. Then, I created a fun title using fussy cut alphas.

Next, I grabbed the Be You paper with those colorful stripes, and machine stitched through all the lines using colorful threads. Then I added the ‘Hey Girl’ glittered chipboard sticker to the center.  So pretty and fun!

This project was a lot of fun to create! I hope it gives you some fun ideas to try with All Heart collection! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Sunday! Yesterday I had a fantastic, crafty day with my friends! We wanted to create a surprise for our friend's Birthday party and created a rainbow cake using my Birthday Cake mini album cut file. 

We added four pages to each cake and filled them one by one with our fave memories.

Hello everybody, thanks for stopping by today! I have a new mini album to share. This mini album is all about my favorite moments at the beautiful Mediterranean Sea from last year. I’m an absolutely ‘summer type’ girl, and feel like this collection is just made for me! The beautiful bright colors and the lovely summer-themed embellishments go hand-in-hand!

Check out this short & sweet process video so you can see how this mini album came together:

The album is a 4.5″x6″ size which I constructed using patterned papers. To create the spine of the album I used a simple accordion fold to attach all of my pages to, and made it stronger using plastic sheet and ribbon.

I wanted to keep my album playful and interactive, so I trimmed my pages in different sizes, and added a lot of tiny extra pages to the main pages.

My plan was to put one photo on each page and place my journaling behind the photo using a journaling tag. To do this, I turned all pages into a pocket by folding the papers in half and machine-stitched them around. I used these paper pockets as main pages for my album.

The pages above are some of my favorites in this album. I love the combination of the Sunkissed and Apple patterned paper, so I fussy cut some flowers and adhered them to the blue background. I also used a 3x4″ piece of the Apple paper to create a journaling tag and placed into the page pocket.

I love getting our photos off the computer and into something that can be touched and flipped through!  I hope you are inspired to document your memories into a mini album. Thanks for stopping by!

Hello, Ladies! I was always that kind of 'list maker' type... I start thinking about the things I have to do as soon as I wake up and am constantly adding to my lists throughout the day. I have weekly lists, daily lists, prioritized daily lists, to-do eventually lists, list of things I need to buy, list of books I need to read, list of exercises I need to do, recipes I need to try or cook again, packing lists within my travel planning list, a bucket list broken down by year, etc.

But the bunch of lists was so difficult to follow, and I needed to find a new way to keep them organized and easy to follow. 

I created six tiny booklets in size 4x4" to organize my lists.

The WRMK bookbinding tool helped me to stitch them together in minutes with colorful thread. One tiny booklet for each topic.

To keep the booklets together, I created a journal styled cover in size 4.5"x8.5". First I covered the heavy cardstock base with patterned paper and adhered a handmade patchwork piece of fabric to decorate the spine. 

Then I added 6 eyelets using my Crop-A-Dile tool in different colors. Two pieces to the top, two pieces to the center, two pieces to the bottom of the spine. To insert the eyelets into the middle of the spine, I punched holes into the chipboard base before adding the patterned paper cover. Then I used scissors to poke holes into the paper, and my Fiskars eyelets setter to insert the eyelets. I pulled an elastic band through the holes and inserted the booklets. 

I can't wait to use this fun journal to keep my life organized, and hope you are inspired to create something like that! Don't forget to tag me on your project, I can't wait to see your version!! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hey friends, its Bea here and I have a cute and super-fast Valentine’s Day gift idea to share with you today. I love making mini albums and love surprise my beloved ones with handmade gifts. And what’s better than adding a tiny mini book as a gift?

My idea was to create a tiny accordion album, then add a favorite photo of us, a customized Valentine’s Day greeting and a little surprise like a piece of chocolate, theater tickets, cute keyrings etc. I started my project with trimming down a 3” wide paper stripe from a 12x12 patterned paper, and score lines by 2.75”, 5.5”, 8.25”, 9.25”. Then I folded along the lines to create an accordion mini album. Easy-peasy.

Next, I made paper pockets to create space for tiny gifts and tags. Another way to add the gift to the album is cutting two slits into the paper using crafts knife and adding a ribbon. Then put the chocolate into a tiny package and attach to the album with the ribbon.  

I used two different techniques to add my journaling. First I printed out my message, trimmed into strips and adhered to a tag. Then I placed the tag into a pocket.  In the other case, I handwrote my message and placed the journaling tag behind an ephemera piece. I attached the ephemera piece only on the top, this way it became an interactive page with hidden journaling.

When finished, I adhered the photo to the album and embellished the albums with stickers, sequences, ephemera pieces.

These tiny gifts were so much fun to create! I hope you have enjoyed this idea here on the blog. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hello, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a fun mini-album technique using the brand new Jen Hadfield Banner Punch Board. To be honest, nothing inspires me more than a new crafty tool! I love to challenge my creativity and find unique ways to use them! This time I was lucky enough to get the chance to try out this pretty, pink Banner Punch board by Pebbles and Jane!


This tool is so versatile and useful, you can make banners in 30 different shapes and sizes in no time! Plus it has a hole punch built into it!

I love to decorate our home with banners for special events like birthday party, New Year Eve or Holiday season. 

And there is only one thing, that could be more fun than creating a banner... creating a mini album with banner-shaped pages! This way you can use your pages as a regular mini album insert, but you can also use them as a banner and display on your wall! It's easy-peasy!

I started my project by creating a cover for my mini album. I used my recent favorite holiday collection, the Merry Days by Crate Paper. I trimmed three heavy cardstock pieces into 3X5.5", 1.5x5.5", 4x5.5", and covered them with patterned paper. I added red baker twine for closure the album and also added a red fabric piece to the spine. I adhered the gold 'Christmas' puffy sticker to the spine as my title.

I punched two holes to the top of the back cover and placed bookbinding rings into them. I trimmed patterned papers and photos using the Banner Punch Board, decorate them with stitching, stickers and ephemera pieces. 

In case we haven't decorated our home for Holiday yet, I put the pages into the album and enjoyed the photos by flipping through the pages. 

I love the fact that it will take only a minute for me to remove the pages and create a banner from them using a thread. It will be a nice decoration for our living room in December. 

I hope I could inspire you to give a try to this super fun tool, and create a bunch of banners to decorate your home! Thank you for stopping by! Bea

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing my new project with the gorgeous Merry Days collection. December is the most wonderful time of the year, and I love to document those cozy days in a mini album. Since December is full of programs, I used to prepare the base of the album in advance.

First, here is a video so you can see a flip through of the album base and then the basic assembly of the cover and the pages:

This year I chose a traditional form for my album. The size of the cover is 6.50”x8.50” which I build using chipboard paper and fabric.  I decorated the front with journaling card and placed beautiful gold spine branch stickers behind. I placed the cute red car from the cardstock sticker sheet to the wreath and also added the red star decorative clip. I love the hanging stars in this collection, and can’t resist stitching a smaller one to the spine of the album with a red paper label. Just perfect!

I created a vellum pocket to the inner cover. I printed a ‘December Photo a Day’ list and placed the list into the pocket with some tags. It will be a helpful reminder to document all the important details of the season.

To attach the pages to the spine, I use the hidden hinges technique. I divided the hinges into two-part, and attach two 4”x6” pages to both of them. I enjoy so much decorating this paper size, and I have enough pages to document even every day in December! 

To add more pages and interest to the album, I attach additional pages to the basic page. To do this I used various materials like vellum, tulle, and papers.

I like writing long-long stories about my children, so I created pockets from the base pages – I adhered only three edges and left the top open - and put journaling cards inside. I trimmed the Stockings cut apart sheet into pieces and attached the date to the journaling cards using a sampler.

Merry Days collection has many gorgeous and festive ephemera pieces which are perfect for adding to the album as a tiny extra page. I used a piece of cardstock to attach a gold glittered card, isn’t it just so pretty?

I like the fact the whole album is very interactive and possibilities are endless if I want to expand it! I can attach more additional pages, adhere envelopes, die-cuts, shaker cards, etc. to the base. I can decorate the pages with stitching, add sequences, or heat embossing. Photos can be added not only to the pages, but even to the journaling cards or I just put them into the pockets if I don’t want to display all of them.

Thanks for stopping by today, I can’t wait to show you my finished album at the end of December! I hope you’re inspired to create your own December Days album this Christmas!

Hello everyone! It’s Bea here with you today sharing two different ways to use chipboard stickers in mini album projects!

Chipboard stickers are one of my favorite embellishment and I feature them regularly on my scrapbooking project. Due to the size of these stickers, using them in mini albums can be challenging sometimes. Let me show you my favorite types of mini album where you can use chipboard stickers without being your album too bulky.

In my first project, I used the blue house from the Willow Lane chipboard sticker sheet as the base of my album and created a tiny Coptic book. The chipboard stickers are hard enough to become a perfect cover for a Coptic book and I love the cute house pages!  

I started my album with trimming the pages and the back cover. I used the negative part of the sticker as a template.

To create the pages, I placed the template on the top of a half-folded patterned paper and cut around the shapes.  I stacked the 8 pages with the covers on the top of each other. Using a ruler, I marked the place of the stitching with a pencil. I used an awl to make holes through the pages where I have marked with the pencil. I grabbed a colored thread and started to stitch together the pages. There are a lot of video tutorials about this technique on YouTube (I've learned from this video), I encourage you to give a try!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you’re all inspired on your next project! Happy crafting!

Hello, Ladies! I have a fun mini album technique for you! One-ring albums were always my faves, but this time I added a special cover to my album which also can be used as a mini album stand. 

First, here is a video so you can see a flip through of the finished album and then the basic assembly of the cover :

I started by creating the cover using heavy cardstock base, patterned paper, and clear plastic sheet. Then, I punched one hole into the front and one into the back, and added eyelets using my Crop-A-Dile tool. With this technique, I can turn out the cover and place back the mini album to the top. So easy and fun!

Here is what the mini album looks completely open on the album stand.

For the embellishments, I combed through the Chipboard stickers, Ephemera pieces, and cardstock stickers to find tiny images and little bits and pieces to layer over each page and added sequences and ribbons to create interest and pops of color & fun.

I love the glittered elements in the Hooray collection. They are so shiny and festive! Perfect for documenting some sweet photo of my daughter who turned 6 those days.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create a fun and colorful mini album!

Happy weekend, Ladies! I have a new mini album to share today using the gorgeous Willow Lane collection by Maggie Holmes. I don't know about you, but I love to display my mini albums on my desk and flip through the pages over and over again.

This time I used an old picture frame to hold my album, I just punched two holes in the back and added two big bookbinder rings. It's a so easy way to display your mini album!   

I then trimmed the pages, and added my photos and embellishments! Willow Lane collection is so soft and pretty, perfect for many themes! I embellished my pages with stickers, die-cuts and decorative trim. I chose the 'Days spent with you are my favorite.' sentiment as my title, placed it on a tag and embellished with paper fringe and sequence flower. 

Here are the pages of the album:     

I hope you enjoyed my mini album inspiration today! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hi Ladies! Have you ever been to a craft club at your friends or host a crop yourself? One of my favorite things in the world is to get together with my girlfriends and work on scrapbooks.

It's a great opportunity for friendly conversation, artistic inspiration, as well as a time to be productive. When I invite my friends to a crop, I always start with choosing the project we will create together. I usually choose something that doesn’t require special equipment or scrapbook supplies, and my guests can use their stash to create the project in your own style.

In my experience, the star of the scrapbooking clubs is always mini album! They are so fun to put together and when we are ready with the base, we could fill them with photos later at home.

This flip book is a good sample of our craft club projects.

To create this flap book, start with gathering the supplies you would like to use. I decided to use the beautiful Willow Lane collection and picked a cardstock, patterned papers, ephemera pieces and some standouts for my album.

Next, trim the cover and the pages. Use cardstock to create the cover. I used the gold foiled specialty cardstock from the collection, its strong enough to be used as a cover.  The size of the cover is 6x8½”. Fold the cover by 4 ½“ and 5 ¼ “.  Then trim 6 pieces of pattern paper for the pages in size 4x3”. Score every page by ¼” on the top. If you want to use ribbon to keep close your album, cut an extra piece of paper in size 4 ½x6”. Adhere this paper to the inside of the cover, and place the ribbon between them. Adhere the pages to the inside back of the cover. Use double sided tape on the top and align them underneath each other.

The right side of the album is so easy to create! The journaling ephemera pack contains pretty paper pockets which are perfect to create an interactive surface to your mini album. To add a touch of fun of my album, I folded in half a paper pocket and adhered horizontally into the album.

Finally, I spiced up the spine of the cover with washi tape and added a cute pom-pom from the standouts sheet.

I hope you enjoyed my flipbook tutorial, and I could inspire you to invite your friends and create a fun scrapbook project that makes the event something for your guests to remember.

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share my first project using the breathtaking Shine On collection by Amy Tangerine. I love the magical colors and delightful embellishments, this collection can be used in so many themes, so many possibilities!  

The first thing that jumped out at me from this stunning collection was the amazing Card Kit with the fun shaped cards! My idea was to use them as mini album pages, and tried to find the best mini album form for them! 

I ended up by choosing a Rolodex styled album, but I wanted to create it in a fun, DIY way. I drew a cut file for the box and the tags in Silhouette Studio, grabbed a  ribbon and two pieces of paper straws, and I was ready to fill my pages with my memories! You will find the downloadable cut files and a short tutorial below.

My plan was to create a 'Summer Bucket List' album, put it on my table and fill the pages from time to time with the current summer photos. To start, I cut a lot of tags using several patterned papers. I decorated the tags with washi tapes, stickers and die cuts. Paper clips in this collection are brilliant! I couldn't resist using them on my pages! I also created decor clips using the lovely puffy hearts and rolled flowers. I filled some pages already with photos but left some of them empty for upcoming events.  

 To create this mini album, all you need is patterned paper + ribbon + two paper straws. I die cut the box cut file from patterned paper using my Silhouette Cameo, folded the sides like an IKEA box. I then added the two paper straws using a piece of ribbon. Its so easy!  🙂

Find the cut file of the box + the pages in my cut file bundle, here you can sign up for free.

Hello, dear Ladies! My mother always loves to get something handcrafted, and I try to surprise her with new ideas every year! This year I decided to create a teeny-tiny mini album for her that she can easily put in her purse, take everywhere and use as a keychain!

Sunshine & Good Times is my go-to collection for making mini albums, and I wanted to focus on the soft aspects of this line. To create the cover, I trimmed two pieces of heavy cardstock in size 1,5x2” and covered them with light blue Shine Bright paper. I connected them with a piece of striped fabric and adhered a magnet to the back of the front cover. Using magnets to keep close the mini album is one of my favorite technique so far! I placed another magnet between two pieces of pink felt, stitched them together with a ribbon and adhered a pretty flower sticker to the top.

The inner pages of the album have an easy pullout form. I trimmed three different patterned paper stripes, adhered them in line and folded by every 1,25”. I filled the album with family photos and embellished the pages with stickers from the Amy Tangerine sticker book.

I added my journaling to hidden tags, and also asked my daughter to draw a tiny drawing of her and her grandmother. I know my mom will love this tiny surprise from her grandchild!

My second gift idea is a super easy home decoration I created using many different Alpha stickers and paper flowers. I found this lovely quote on Pinterest, and thought that it would be a lovely gift for my mom.

I cut out an oval shape from the Shine Bright patterned paper and backed with a striped Sweetness paper. I created the title using 7 different alphabet stickers and surrounded them with a bunch of beautiful white paper flower.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I wish all the fabulous 'moms' out there a Happy Mother's Day!

Hello and welcome back! I’m so excited that this week we’re celebrating Mothers at the Crate Paper blog! Being a mom is all about family, and Mother’s day is a great time for creating a mini album about me being a Mom and a daughter. I used the beautiful Flourish collection by Maggie Holmes to document our most favorite family photos from last year.

This mini album is so easy to create, and filling the pockets with tags and photos is really fun! When I gathered all the supplies, I started to construct the base.

The cover is made from the Songbird paper, I trimmed 12x9 section and simply folded up the bottom to create pockets.  I adhered a tag ‘With Love’ as the title, added an ephemera flower with gold leaves to the top and the album is tied shut with ribbon.

I then created some tags for holding photos and journaling. Layering has always been my favorite technique. It definitely gives a lot of depth to my project. On the left side, I incorporated ephemera pieces, gold alphabet stickers and puffy stickers on my tag. On the right, I used the beautiful rose gold vellum sheet as the base of the tag and embellished with stickers and paper clip.

I decided to add hand stitched details to my album to make it more personal. I decorated the flowers with French knot stitching and the top of the pockets with Chain stitching. I also added a tiny piece of the gold decorative trim.

I placed photos, tags into the pockets, and finished my album with adding my journaling.

Do you have any scrapbooking traditions for documenting Mother’s Day? I hope you’ve found some inspiration in today’s post for your next project!

Flipbooks are so much fun to create! Especially if you can fill them with your stories and photos right on your holiday! This year, I decided to create my summer flipbook in advance and take it with me on our vacation. It will be so much fun to fill the pages and tags with stories, add photos, and put memorabilia in the pockets during our holiday. 

Using the Box of Crayons collection by Shimelle adds such a unique flair and interest to the pages and pockets with the bright and cheerful papers and embellishments. 

The size of the album fit the pages of the 6"x8" writing Paper Pad. They are the base of the album, I added them to the back cover using two small album rings. On the left side, I created varied pockets and filled them with tags, journaling cards, and embellishments! Box of Crayons collection is jam-packed with lovely stickers, patches, paper clips, washi tapes... everything you need to create a stellar mini album!

To create the cover, I trimmed two pieces of hard cardstock and gilded them with gold glittered paper from the 12x12 paper pad.  I also trimmed two narrow paper pieces from the shiny dotted specialty paper of the collection, placed a pink ribbon between them, and adhered them between the covers to create a spine. I then adhered gold elastic string to the back cover and stitched a button to the front to keep the album closed.

Here are some close-ups of the pockets and pages 🙂

This flipbook was so much fun to create, I can't wait to fill the pages with our memories! I hope I could inspire you to create a flipbook and take it with you on your next vacation! Thank you so much for stopping by! Bea

Happy Saturday! Today I would like to share with you a cute mini album I created using a lot of beautiful cut files.
First, here is a video flip through and binding process of the album:

Measures: The pages' size is 4x4", I used a half-folded 8x4" papers. 

Cover size is 4,25 x 4,25, the spine is 1x4,25 inch. 

Cut files are usable in many ways in your mini albums! Let me show some examples through my mini album pages! 

Let's start with the cover! I cut a HEART cut file out of white cardstock and filled the heart shape with fussy cut flowers! 

On the second page, I used the FLOWERcut file to create a tiny extra page, it makes my album more interactive and grants a good place for hidden comments! 

On the left side, I added extra embellishing using the PIE CHART HEART cut file. I cut the inner pieces from patterned paper and stitched to the page in a rainbow form.

The CIRCLE FRAME  looks so pretty and highlights the themes of the photo!

Do you need more places for journaling? Cut some labels using the LABELS! Done and done!

On my next pages, I created a soft background using mist paints and the POINSETTIA BACKGROUND cut file. On the left side, I used the cut file as a mask and sprayed mist on it. Then I adhered the painted flowers to the opposite side. Just love how it turned out! 

I preserved some flowers from our garden and placed them between two acetate sheet. 

I placed some dried lavender into a vellum pocket, and machine stitched around. The whole mini album smells like a flowery land 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! XO Bea 

My new ONE PAGE MINI ALBUMS CLASS is now up at the Big Picture Classes, and it includes 5 one-page mini albums with walk-through and process videos! One-page mini albums are my favorite scrapbooking projects, they are so pretty, fast, and easy to make! 

In the first lesson, I will show you how to create a pretty teeny-tiny mini album using the stitch-bonding technique. 

In lesson 2 we will create a whole mini album using a cut-apart sheet!

Continuing to lesson 3, we will create an arty tag mini album using a sheet of watercolor paper! 

One of my favorite mini albums in this class is the floral round mini album! The class contains the flower's cut file!

Lesson 5: One-page mini album using a Silhouette cut file is the easiest way to create a mini! The new version of my first 'One-page mini album cut file' with bigger pages and magnetic snap! Cut files of the mini album and the bow are downloadable from the lesson!

And in the final lesson, I will share how to create some DIY tassels to make your minis even more beautiful! 🙂

 I was so happy to be invited to teach a layout and mini album workshop at Scrap 2 Days along with the talented Irina Honchryk. I have absolutely loved teaching in Italy! I'm so thankful to Serena (Scrap it Easy) for organizing the event and for letting me come and teach! The workshop was held in a beautiful hotel in San Marino. 

My first class, the layout workshop, started at 9.30am. We dove right in and got messy with some gesso and watercolor paint.

I taught this layout. We played with watercolor and embossing powder:

Lunch break in the Pop Up store 🙂

In the afternoon I taught how to create a 'hidden henges' mini album. We used Crate Paper Oazis collection with the lovely Oh my Heart ephemera pack.

The girls loved the album and enjoyed learning new binding technique and tricks.

I designed a Hungarian folk art chipboard and gave to the participants as a gift. They could use them as a title for their mini album.

I'm a huge fan of cute mini-books, especially if they are as adorable and usable as these 🙂 Perfect size for a woman's bag, and please say that I'm not the only one who has to take notes about every important date, meeting, children's duties, etc...

I used the cute patterned papers and heart charms, paper notes, and stamps from the beautiful Oh my Heart collection.

Here is the start-to-finish tutorial showing exactly how you make one of these!

Hey, everyone! Today I'm here with a super easy and fun mini album inspiration 🙂 My idea was to use the pretty frames & watercolor for my album.

I started with painting gradient watercolor pages and jointed them with vellum. I wanted to keep simple my pages, only embellished with a few pieces of Pink Paislee Moonstruck ephemera - they look great with the watercolor background - and adhered the frames with foam tape. I left the top edge of the frames free from tape, so I could put my pictures into the frames easily. 

Here is the mini album's process video, hope you enjoy!

Have a nice weekend! BEA

My little daughter, Kitti has just turned 7 this summer (time flies), and I decided to collect her most dominant traits and her favorite to-dos. I used my favorite mini album cut file. I love this project because I just have to cut the form, and then come my favorite part, the embellishing 🙂

This is a little video about the mini album's upgrade:

This cut file is part of my cut file bundle, just click here to sign up for free.

I would LOVE to see your project with this cut file, please tag me if you share your projects on social media ( IG: @beavalint ) 

XO Bea

I've got a so exciting news! My first mini-album class is just now starting on the Big Picture Class site!

I'm over the moon to be asked to teach on this site with such amazingly talented Ladies as Paige Evans, Ashley Horton, and Stephany Brian...

In this class, you can create a 100% handmade mini album with a flexible and durable cover, interactive pages for a huge amount of photos, and plenty of different pockets for additional memorability.

I hope I see you in the classroom!