Un-BEE-lievable Mini Album
Hey y’all! It’s Kim from @kimdixoncreative. A few weeks ago, we were in Mobile, AL for freshman orientation for our daughter, Julie. The University gave us a map of the campus with some emergency information attached. For the rest of the day, while I was supposed to be paying attention to orientation, I could only play with this map. It was business card sized with a front and back cover and when you opened it up, it was the map! I was mesmerized and couldn’t think of anything else but getting home and trying to convert this to a pocket mini album!
One sheet of 12x12 bright yellow cardstock (mine was from my stash) https://bit.ly/3pxcoZU
Photoplay’s 12x12 Tulla & Norbert’s Sweet as Honey Collection
Cricut Paper Trimmer https://bit.ly/3h5WUIx
Dress My Craft Pencil Bone Folder https://bit.ly/3x62j8o
Dress My Craft Ergo Bone Folder https://bit.ly/3d3D3bA
Art Glitter Glue https://bit.ly/2TpxE7M
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper https://bit.ly/2TD2dY3
Ribbon from my stash
2 sheets from the Sweet as Honey paper pack – Cut 22 rectangles 2 ¾” x 3 ¾”. Pay close attention if the paper has a directional pattern.
1 coordinating sheet from the Sweet as Honey paper pack – Cut 2 rectangles 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”
~Score the bright yellow card stock every three inches – 3”, 6”, and 9”.
Rotate the card stock in the score board and score every 4 inches – 4” and 8”
~Fold and burnish all score lines several times and in both directions. This paper will be the bones of the mini album and the score lines will need to be trained to bend well.
~Using the We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder, round all 4 corners of each of the 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” rectangles. These will be the front and back covers of your mini album.
~On one side of the scored yellow card stock, adhere one of the covers in the top left scored section.
Adhere the 2nd cover to the bottom right scored section of this side of the cardstock.
~Now adhere the 2 ¾” x 3 ¾” rectangles to all remaining scored sections forming the photo mats for your mini album. If you like, alternate patterns for interest. Pay attention to the pattern direction of your card stock, if there is one.
~Now it is time to decorate! Cut a piece of ribbon about 18” long. Adhere the center of the ribbon to the center of the front cover of your mini album.
Decorate the front and the back covers with stickers from the sticker sheet in the paper pack.
Wrap the ribbon around to the back and then back around to the front of the mini album and tie your bow.
Boom! The world’s easiest and fastest mini album! Fill it with photos of your babies, grand babies, vacations, or freshman orientation of the last child you’ll send off to college!