Although it only measures 6 x 6 it has lots of space for pockets and photos. You can also easily adjust the spine if you'd want a thicker mini.
I created mine with a half inch spine because I didn't plan on having a lot of embellishments inside and I have about 15-20 photos I want to add to it.
It is perfect for holding those special event photos such as a baby shower or birthday or road trip.
The items I used were the Tim Holtz lamp post die, a memory box doily die, chipboard from the paper collection, WOC flowers, stickles, gesso, a few pearls of course Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas paper collection.
There are lots of flips and folds so I want to share just a few with you.
When you first open the mini you have your first 3-way layout. I added a pocket for photos and on the side flaps I am showing how you could use them for journaling or another pocket.
Next I skip to the third layout (just to save time and photos).
On this page or layout I added a pocket once again for photos (and yes I do plan to add a mat the black pocket) On the double flaps I decided to keep them together with eyelet closures.
This is the last photo I have of my mini but there are two more layouts in this mini.
Here you can see how it looks with the flaps open and the two center flaps closed down. There is room on each side for more photos and journaling.
So there you have my first Christmas Mini Album this year. I have seen it created by several different crafters with variations but the two individuals whom I have followed are Gloria and Zina.
Leave your comments below and let me know what you think.
Below are links directly to the tutorials as well as a link to Gloria's video. There are printable instructions on Gloria's blog and the photo will take you there.
Link to Zina's Blog:
My Scrap and I
Link to Gloria's Blog:
Scraps of Life:
(look for the printable instructions link)
Link to Gloria's YouTube Video tutorial:
Mini Flip Book By Gloria: