Making a Mini Album

A beautiful mini-album made using materials provided by i-Crafter.

with iCrafter

This month, the DCC (Designer Crafts Connection) is being sponsored by i-Crafter. If you aren’t familiar with i-Crafter, you are going to love their products, they are so creative. I first experienced i-Crafter at a Creativation conference and their booth was all the buzz as a new company displaying products. They have been going strong ever since.

I would first like to thank Designer Crafts Connection for the opportunity to work with amazing companies and designers. And specifically for this post, I would like to thank i-Crafter for providing materials used with this project.

There are nine other projects created for this Designer Crafts Connection hop. Please take a moment to visit all the projects to see how each designer worked with i-Crafter.


The image above shows what i-Crafter sent to me. I love the little house dies and the 3D embossing folder, but I am setting them aside for another project. All those little clear pockets hold embellishments for a mini-album, which the parts were also included. A detailed direction document showed how the mini-album gets put together. I put mine together pretty much as explained.

The Pages:

first page

I jumped in and put the mini-album together. After designing the front and back cover, I started on the inside. There was no way i-Crafter could send all these dies for the album and embellishments, but it was amazing that they sent all the parts pre-cut and labeled. It was a fun project to put together and one I think they could easily sell as kits.

While the mini-album follows a theme, there is a lot of variety from page to page. The image above has a storage envelope, embellishments, and an acetate page. Each of the three acetate pages has a word on them: Live, Laugh, Love.

last page

The theme is also carried throughout using coordinating papers and shapes. The mini-album form is held together with an accordion binding which is so clever. The video below will walk you through the entire process and then show each page when finished.

Process Video

Making a Mini Folder

Learn how to make a mini folder from one page.

with ScraPerfect

The basic mini folder is made from one sheet of double-sided scrapbooking paper. Using the Best Glue Ever with the No-Clog Writing Cap holds the seams together by applying a small amount of glue, which is needed. From the basic construction, you can embellish the folder as you desire.   


After you have cut the paper to size, there are three lines that need to be scored. A small cut with your scissors and you are ready to glue the folder together. 

I chose to use stickers and ribbon from Dollar Tree to embellish my mini folder. The embellishment options are limitless and can really enhance the look of your folder.

Video Tutorial:

  Here is a look at the inside of the mini folder.

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