Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Disney Themed Mini Album

Here's a fun album created to highlight photos from a Disney trip.  It's 6 1/ 2inch wide by 9 1/2 inch tall size has lots of flips, folds, flaps and some pop up surprises.  Each 6 inch by 9 inch page opens at the top to accommodate a tabbed folder which will hold up to 8 photos. The album will hold over 100 photos and even features an autograph album that fits into a pocket inside the back cover, perfect for collecting autographs in the park.

The front inside cover has a lift up with room for photos and journaling.  The front of page one, held closed with a magnet, opens up and down, with some pop ups, pockets and swing out areas as well.

This album was created using papers from Echo Park's Magic & Wonder and Magical Adventure collections.

Each page has several interactive elements with room for many hidden photos and journaling spots.

I used the Cricut Disney Cartridge to add a few Mickey embellishments to the ephemera and stickers by Echo Park. 
Page three features a photo waterfall that will hold 18 photos, held securely in place by a decorative belly band that closes with strong magnets.
The back of page three and front of page four feature swing outs with pockets and belly bands.  Both have lift out photo folios that hold multiple photos.

The back of page four swings wide to showcase multiple photos. 
The inside of the back cover has a pocket that holds an autograph book, photo folio and journaling folder.
Be sure to check out the other great albums over at Mini Album Makers Challenge this month.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Christmas Themed Folio

Here's an easy folio that is quick to make but packs in lots of photo space and some interactive fun.

Begin with some medium weight chipboard, frozen pizza boxes are great for this as well as a green option.  Cut one piece 18 3/4 inches by 11 inches (score at 8 3/4 and 9 3/4 inches on long side), one piece 6 inches by 11 inches (score at 1/2 and 1 3/4 inches on short side), one piece 8 1/2 by 11 inches (score at 1/2 and 1 inch on the long side), and one piece 8 by 11 1/2 inches (score at 1/2 and 1 1/4 inch on the long side).

Attach the 6 inch piece to the 9 inch panel along the right side to form the main body of the folio.  Attach the other two pieces as top and bottom flaps to the 8 3/4 or 9 inch panel.  Then choose your paper and begin.

I worked with Tis the Season from Echo Park. 

I added some extra fold outs and interactive elements along the way.

Here is a look at the folio folded open to it's full length.
Here is an interactive lift flap...
with a surprise pop out.

Lots of space for photos.

An interactive with a banner inside.
Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my album.  Be sure to check out the other great albums over at Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Something new and kind of exciting for me, I have joined a team.  I have been asked to be a member of the Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog team.  I will be joining them beginning in November.  I'm looking forward to working with these talented ladies. Pop over and see what they are making.