Bo Bunny has provided two versions of this product--the one I'm reviewing and a larger binder distinguished by the label--The Avenues--Misc Me. The distinction is important because not all embellishments for the collection will fit the Mini Edgy Album. So look for the "misc me" label and check the sizes of the albums. The binder is larger but not that much. I presume the larger binder is for scrapbooking. I'm sure this product could be used for a mini scrapbook. Since I don't scrap, I plan to use this for a mini album. I then bought all the embellishments that would fit this album although many of the sides are too "finished" to decorate. The whole album could be displayed as is but when I looked at individual papers I immediately had a multitude of ideas for how to decorate the mini album. In fact, imagination (and add-ons) should allow you to take a journey through a 5th Avenue home and patio (in some need of repair) and fix up the place. The embellishments give you more than enough options. The trick is to allow the craftsmanship of the original covered particle board (I think) to merge with your decor. If you have any interest in interior design, you should love decorating this mini townhouse. I only wish there were more "rooms" to decorate. Too bad this isn't a full blown townhouse with multiple rooms. What fun that would be!
A couple criticisms: Some of the covering may be beat up in the manufacturing process particularly where the holes are punched. I chose to glue any tears and color in any that couldn't be glued, figuring I'd likely cover most of the imperfections anyway. And I decided the cost of returning the album and of shipping a new one would exceed the cost of the album itself. And I decided a house in need of refurbishing wouldn't be perfect anyway.
One technique I've learned making mini albums is that any paper exceeding the edges of the board can be sanded gently to minimize the rough edge and to reduce the likelihood that the edges will tear. Perhaps this will be helpful to you. Light grain sandpaper only. Light touch.
Enjoy your mini album!!