I seem to always gravitate towards making "small" things, such as little mini albums, little tiny boxes, tiny accordian albums, etc. I mean, a tiny one is just as much work as a large one! But I love the small things and miniatures. These following two albums are "one sheet 12x12 pocket albums". There are many You Tube videos out there on making little booklets or albums from one 12x12 inch sheet of paper. This is one of my all-time favorites!
More pictures of my "Sweet" pocket mini, full of at least 20 little tags and tiny photo mats: (these little pocket albums measure 3" x 4-1/2" tall and have 8 pocket pages.
|There are two "secret" pockets at the top of two of the pages, that hold pretty vintage tags.|
|One of my pink crocheted hearts and a vintage pink button.|
|There are 5 quote tags. I found the quotes here and there online and printed them out and then cut the tags out with my Sizzix die cutting machine. Love that machine!|
|Of course I had to add some touches of lace!|
|I made the "Cherish" tag several years ago, by using a rubber stamp and stamping it on a brown paper sack (after crinkling it up).. and then I scanned it into my computer to make paper I could print out, and then cut tags from it.|
|Some of the tags have a Parisian flare, with the birds, and Bonjour and Post Card. These were cut from some free digital paper from "Free Pretty Things for You". She has wonderful and awesome free digitals!|
|The peach colored tags I dry embossed first with little bird cages, and then cut the tags out.|
I made this to be more of a "photo album" with many empty pages ready for 4x6 photos and 5 photo mats tucked into side and top pockets. There are also ALOT of tags... I can't remember how many, I think around 30! The description of this album in my Etsy shop will describe the album more and how many tags it has. I didn't make all of these tags... I used some for a collection from Becky Higgins Project Life Lucky Charm collection.
This is a "photo mat" tag that pulls out from the criss cross pocket page in the middle of the album. Love it! Love the gold.... and see the pink horse with "wild thing I think I love you" on it?
|The larger photo mats.. I think there are 5 in all.|
|For fun, I made two little vellum envelopes to hold a secret tag to write on, inside.|
|Tickets and tags!|
|This is fairly thick, and held together by an attached ribbon that ties into a pretty bow.|
In case anyone is interested in tutorials for this 4x6 album, the main base album was on Bexswanson's channel right here. The center page, with the neat criss cross pocket (which page is made with one 12x12" piece of paper) can be found on RoxyFur's channel here on You Tube.
Here's the link to my Etsy store (MyPinkPaperCottage). Click on the "Paper Mini albums" to the left at the top to find all of my albums.
I'm sorry this was so long, but I just had to share!
Have a great weekend!