I’m really missing my Maine family and the cool temps we enjoyed while there on vacation recently. It’s the perfect place for stunning vistas and photographs of the scenery as well as the grand kids! We spent a misty morning at The Summit at Point Lookout and enjoyed being above the clouds and posing for pictures with the bay and islands as our backdrop. We were there for Father’s Day so I gave my son and husband mini-album cards. They loved them so much that I wanted to show you how to make them.
There’s a YouTube video link below. Here are the measurements and additional pictures to make it easy for you to replicate.
12 x 12 ” sheet of double sided scrapbook paper (I used Pick a Pattern by Stampin’ Up)
With top of paper at top of scoreboard, score 12 x 12″ paper down center at 6″. Rotate left 45 degrees and score side at 4″ and 8″. This gives 6 sections, each section being 6″ x 4″. Cut the center score line (the one at 6″) from the bottom up 2 sections (which would be 8″). Your page will look like a pair of pants (sort of!). Accordian fold the sheet from the bottom to the top. Then fold in half to make a card/mini album that is 6″ wide x 4″ tall.
Add Photos and Embellish
You have six 4 x 6 sections on each side for pictures and embellishments. There are several options.
- Add a picture – trim 1/4″ off the top and bottom of your picture to give a 1/8″ border around pic
- Put a background frame behind a picture – cut solid cardstock 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and adhere to desired section. Cut picture 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and adhere to cardstock.
- Make a Title Page – Cut black or any color cardstock 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and adhere to front section of card/mini album. Cut coordinating patterned paper 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and adhere to cardstock. Cut out title letters and adhere to card front with foam strips. Cut animals from paper and tuck behind letters.
- Combine a picture with stickers or die cuts to match your theme.
- Make a pocket by adhering only 3 sides of a picture or cardstock along the outside edges. Tuck a keepsake, note, picture, or tag inside.
- Add a section by taping a 4″ x 6″ coordinating paper piece to the bottom of one side using scotch tape.
- Embellish with stamped sentiments, stickers, die cuts, journaling boxes, etc. to make it your own.
I hope you’ll give this project a try. You can use any theme and any occasion! It goes together in a flash if you just use pictures and a simple title page. Of course the more detail you add, the more time it takes, but it still comes together fairly quickly. If you want any of the products I used and don’t have a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator I’d be happy to take care of you! Shop at www.lyndafalconer.stampinup.net or click on the product link below. The Pick a Pattern paper also has a page with cameras and a page with dinosaurs which work great on this project too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to get more project ideas and specials!
Lynda Falconer, Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator