You know it doesn't take a lot of money to make beautiful, simple, interactive albums to show off your memories. All I used were some 6x9 envelopes (the cheap ones) from Staples and some $1/$1.50 paper and flowers from Michaels. Lace was either given to me or found at the thrift store for pennies. All in all, with the embellies, paper, and envies I probably spent $15. And with that money I can make 3 of these minis. LOVE IT!!! A great way to stretch a buck!