Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mini Scrapbooks

This is one of my favorite scrapbooks to make. You'll be pleasantly surprised by how easy mini scrapbooks are to make and how cost-effective they are.

Step 1: I recommend your page size be 6"x 6". If you keep the size under 8" x 8" you will definitely be on the right track to making a mini scrapbook. These size pages are the perfect size to hold your standard 4" x 6" photos. This will leave you about and extra 2" or so for you to create the perfect inscription on your pages.

Step 2: When creating a mini scrapbook album. You need to keep in mind that mini scrapbooks are occasion themed. Meaning, this kind of scrapbook is usually themed to suit the occasion at hand. The most favored occasions consist of birthdays, baby showers, weddings, and all the major holidays.

Step 3: After completing step 1 and 2. You are ready to begin the fun side of creating a mini scrapbook. Have you ever heard of a Paper Lunch Bag or using Envelopes or even Coffee Filters to create your mini scrapbook? You can use just about anything to create your scrapbook. When it comes to mini scrapbooks, we the scrapper are looking for the next products or ideas that we like to find or comes up with.

Paper Lunch Bag -

You will need two paper bags placed on top of one another.

You then need to fold both paper bags in half. You are creating the spine feature of the mini scrapbook.

Create spine punch holes 3/4" apart from one another.

I highly recommend in this next step you use ties to bind the mini scrapbook together. In my opinion the ties work the best for this project.

Envelopes -

Embellishments are a wonderful choice for creating your scrapbook. What I love to do is add my embellishments to both sides of my envelopes for added effect. You can use as many envelopes as you need for this project.

Next, make your writing come to life. This is when you can break out your rubber stamps or let your imagination take you on a journey.

You will then punch at least two holes on the side of your individual envelopes.

Tie it all together by adding a tie or some ribbon.

The most important task of all is: Don't forget to added your photos.

Coffee Filter -

The kind of filters that I feel work the best is cone-shaped coffee filters. They really make the scrapbook come to life.

You will then need scrap paper and card stock. I like to add the scrap paper and the card stock in between the coffee filters to bring more character to the mini scrapbook.

  • Embellishments

  • Photos

Instead of punching one hole. You will be punching three holes on the end of the filters.

You then will be using a tie or ribbon, what ever you prefer to bring the mini scrapbook filters together.

This is an overview of how to create a mini scrapbook and always remember to bring your creativity to the table.

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