They come in all different shapes, sizes, and themes - we're talking about mini-albums! They are the perfect place to add photos, keepsakes, journaling, and a wealth of mini memories.
We've compiled ten absolutely amazing mini-album tutorial videos to inspire you. Shop for the products and tools you need and see the steps and techniques required for creating your own memorable mini albums!
Floral Tag Album
With a collection like Bloom Street as inspiration, a gorgeous mini album practically makes itself. The incredibly talented Anita Bownds used Paige Evans' collection for Pink Paislee, and Silhouette cut files to craft this butterfly and bloom book filled with fun pockets and pull-out tags.
Caterpillar Birthday Album
Birthdays are the perfect time to create a memorable mini album. Either as a gift for the birthday girl or boy, or a fun reminder of the memories made on their big day, it's a great way to celebrate! Join Lydia Cost as she demonstrates how to use Echo Park's festive It's Your Birthday Boy Collection to create a custom-folded caterpillar mini album.
Travel Mini Album
You'll trade your traveler's notebook for a travel-themed mini album once you see this fun flip-through from Maryám Pérez. Using various collections from Doodlebug Design, each page will fill you with inspiration for your own future travel adventures. Keep keepsakes secure and add just the right journaling around ticket stubs and super cute selfies.
Accordion Flip Book Mini Album
Tell your own sweet story with Crate Paper's Sweet Story Collection and a fabulous mini album by Bea Valint. This unique little flip-through album in a box is a perfect gift for a loved one or an adorable keepsake for your collection. Bea shows you the exact measurements and templates for creating this fun project in the tutorial below!
Crafty Inspiration Mini Album
There's no better way to stay crafty and inspired than by making a custom mini-book all about the creative adventures in your craft room. Layle Koncar used the Hey, Crafty Girl Collection from Simple Stories to build a mini album meant to be your creative space and your crafty space. Fill it with swatches, pictures of your completed projects, or crafty crop photos of you and the girls.
Travel Mini Album
Remember your travels and highlight your favorite photos with Paige Evans and Pink Paislee. Using her own international adventures as inspiration, she shows you how to create page after page of memories for your own mini album. This ring-bound creation uses a variety of fun techniques with pocket page protectors, machine stitching, and all the right ephemera to preserve memories for a lifetime.
Pocket and Tag Mini Album
A big stack of favorite family photos is a perfect reason to create a lovely family-themed mini album. Scattered Confetti used Crate Paper's Heritage Collection to build an entire album of tags, envelopes, photos, and beautiful memories. Each of the little pockets can hold a photo, handwritten memory, keepsake, or even just a perfect piece of ephemera.
Birthday Shaker Mini Album
Hooray for birthdays! Pinkstrawberryz used the vibrant and exciting Magical Birthday Collection from Simple Stories to create this eye-catching mini album. She used simple 12 x 12 cut-apart pages and shaker pockets filled with twinkling Confetti and sprinkles to construct a glittering gift for a birthday girl. You will love creating one right alongside her when you watch this video tutorial below.
School Days Mini Album
Celebrating your little star student's milestones is an important part of memory-keeping. Create a memorable mini album with their school pictures, report cards, projects, and more with Tya Smith. Doodlebug Design's School Days Collection is almost as cute as your tiny little scholar. Craft page after page to fill with memories and even a protective little box to store your mini album in!
Easy Boxed Card Mini Album
If you're looking for the easiest mini-album technique out there, Heidi Swapp has you covered. With just a handful of supplies, including a box of premade, prescored cards, you can have a super cute mini album in no time at all. The patterned cards end up making each of the fun pages for your album that you can then attach photos, journal, or fill with ephemera pieces. Check out this tutorial that Heidi made at Scrapbook.com.