Zoo Mini Album, by Gail Lindner.
Hello everybody! It’s Gail here again today to share some of my favourite tips for creating mini albums! I love creating minis and they are perfect for including lots of photos of the one event or theme. I have so many photos of my kids at our local zoo over the years that I decided to gather a few of my favourite pics from the past year’s adventures at the zoo to include in a mini album.
This mini is for my kids – I want them to look through it remember the fun times we had. So the first thing I needed to do was create sturdy pages.
I cut down some chipboard to 4”x6” and covered them with patterned paper from The Zoo Crew collection. Once they were trimmed and ready to go, I then went through the embellishments in the collection and started adding to each page.
I had printed my photos quite small (approx. 2” x 1 1/2 “) so I next adhered those and added a few finishing touches to each page. It was easy to then punch a hole in the top of each page to add to a jump ring to keep them all together!
I love adding tabs or banner strips to my mini album pages that hang over the edge slightly. I just love the look of things poking out the sides, ready to be discovered!
The Enamel Dots and Hearts were perfect accents without adding too much bulk to the pages. I also added typed journaling strips and some flicks of white mist for interest.
For the album cover, I couldn’t go past using the adorable cloud Invisibles! I cut a piece down to fit, leaving on some of the awesome decorative edge! They are very sturdy so are perfect for mini album covers and pages!
I want my mini albums to be touched, looked through and enjoyed! I keep them in a basket that is accessible to my kids and this one has now been added with hopes that it will bring smiles to my kids’ faces when they turn each page!
The Zoo Crew: Snakeskin, Snacktime, Train Ride, Wild Things, Zoo Trails, Paper Pieces, Treasures & Text, Chipboard Icons; Campout: In The Woods, Borders, Daily Detail; Just Add Color: Trinkets; IF Whatever Is Lovely: Praiseworthy; Invisibles: Campout; Ciao Chip Elements: Family; Enamel Dots: Guacamole; IF Enamel Hearts: IF She Blooms