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8.08.2013

it's all about perspective | a mini album tutorial

8.08.2013  at 5:00 AM

As we scrambled to fit in the last days of Summer fun {school began this week} I took a few moments  to pause and think about how truly wonderful our life is and documented it all in a mini album. 

Perspective Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
Supplies Used | Kate & Co. Cambridge Court:  Chevron Paper, Striking Paper, Bouquet Paper, Lovely Day Paper, Bright Florals Paper, Mini Florals Paper, Chipboard Elements, Enamel Dots; Find Your Wings and Fly: Alpha & Word Stickers, Other Supplies: adhesive, foam dots, Sharpie, paper doily, binding machine


For my Mini Albums with Monika feature over on the My Mind's Eye blog in July, I used the Kate & Co. Cambridge Court collection, focusing on the polka dotted patterned papers for my mini album. I loved the graphic appeal of those dots and the fabulous colors are so fun. Keeping it clean and simple, I scored my 12 x 12 papers at the 6" mark and folded it over to form my pages into 6 x 12.

Perspective Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

For the cover, I used the Chipboard Elements and lots and lots of foam adhesive to make each layer of chipboard a little higher than the layer below. I like how you can peek beneath and still see the patterned paper.

Perspective Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

Because it's fun to have different sized pages in your mini albums, try trimming the journaling cards and placing them between your larger pages, plus the extra journaling room is an added bonus. For the 4x6 card, I scored and folded it in the middle and chose photos that were then {2011} and now {2013} to reinforce the theme.

Perspective Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

Sprinkling a few enamel dots around your page ups the cuteness, too!

Perspective Mini Album | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

What can I say, we're still crazy about each other after all these years. We've been lucky in love for 15 years now and looking forward to the next 15!


I've enjoyed my year with My Mind's Eye and getting to share with all of you  my first love in scrapbooking, the mini album. Working and creating with all the colorful, lively, inspiring collections from My Mind's Eye has been a true privilege and such a thrilling experience for me. I hope that in some way, I've inspired others to try their crafty hand at making one or two for themselves. 


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8 comments:

  1. Hi,
    you make a great job. I'm inspired all the time when you make this cute minis.
    It's always fun to see how simple it works.

    Maren

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  2. Oh, you have inspired, you have, my friend! So many ideas swirling around, just waiting to be unleashed! Thanks for that - and for showing how cute paper and photos can really be!

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  3. Love it, Monika!! Your mini's are always so inspiring!

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  4. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  5. What a lovely mini Monika!
    and I love the format you picked!!

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