All About Albums – DIY and Mini Albums

Stacy Croninger – Digital Managing Editor

Hi scrappers!

So many albums and so little time – is that the way you feel some days? If you need to take a break from your usual scrapbook layouts consider creating your own little album or put together a mini album. Need some ideas? You’ve come to the right place as today I’m going to show you those chapters in the latest publication, All About Albums.

Mini Albums

Mini albums come in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials. They are the perfect way to capture an event or special occasion, make great gifts, and can be bought already bound or you can bind them yourself. For example, look at Shelley Aldrich’s Disney album. She took a standard chipboard album, added a few cute doodles and photos, and voila, one mini album completed.

Disney by Shelley Aldrich from Creating Keepsakes All About Albums

As an added bonus, Shelley provided her hand-drawn artwork as a free download. That means you just have to print, color, and adhere to create a cute mini album.

DIY Albums

It seems that every time I turn around I hear the term DIY and All About Albums is a part of the do-it-yourself community with an entire chapter dedicated to these unique albums. What constitutes a DIY album? These albums are made from scrapbooking supplies and other materials and then bound in some way. Whether you use binder rings, spiral binding, stitching, or another binding option DIY albums can be anything you want.

Take a look at this adorable DIY album from Kim Watson. It looks like a camera, complete with camera strap. The best part is the album is contained inside the camera with pages that reflect the days of camera film.

Click Zoom Camera by Kim Watson from Creating Keepsake All About Albums

Album from inside Camera by Kim Watson from Creating Keepsakes All About Albums

And there’s a bonus for this fun album as well. Kim provided a pattern to trace and cut the design and cut files to use with an electronic cutter. Both are free downloads.

Get a Free Copy of All About Albums

*UPDATED to add WINNER* – Congratulations to Tracy! You’ve won a copy of All About Albums.

Do these images make you want to stop what you’re doing and create? It does me. If you’d like a copy of All About Albums, you can leave me a comment and I will randomly select one person to win a copy. Or you can find them at your local stores or in our online store.

Thanks for stopping by! Have fun creating.




Important contest note: We apologize, but due to increased shipping costs Creating Keepsakes is no longer shipping prizes outside the US. But we definitely don’t want our international winners to walk away empty handed. If your shipping address is outside the US and your comment is selected, you’ll receive a one-year subscription to Creating Keepsakes magazine or a PDF download of All About Albums. If you’re an existing subscriber, your subscription will extend. Thank you for your understanding.

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33 Responses to All About Albums – DIY and Mini Albums

  1. LeAnn Fane says:

    Really cute!

  2. Carol in Montana says:

    Super cute albums!!! I’d love to win this issue! Making mini albums (any album really) is so much fun!!!!

  3. Archana says:

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway…

  4. heaney says:

    I am a mini album fan and love every bit of it. Would love to win copy of this mag for me to kick-start my mini album project.

  5. tape says:

    Love the colourful doodles! Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. RPomeroy says:

    I love new ideas. the camera album is adorable.

  7. Carla Hundley says:

    Very cute albums.
    Thanks for the file
    cut on the camera.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Sheri K says:

    I could really use some ideas–I’m really bad about doing albums, end up doing mostly cards while my photo’s sit in stacks!

  9. Melissa H. says:

    Love the camera album!

  10. LCJinRoslynPA says:

    These examples really make me want to get my hands on the book! Thanks for the downloads, and for the opportunity to win!

  11. Janis from ID says:

    LOVE mini-albums and would love to win this mag!!
    <3 J

  12. Renee P says:

    I love albums in general, but especially love mini albums! This special issue looks like a must have:) Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  13. Yolanda says:

    I recently started making mini albums and would love to win this publication. Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. cute albums-especially Click Zoom Camera by Kim Watson ! makes me want to make a mini right now!! Thanks for a chance to win, too!

  15. Super cute albums. Thanks for a chance to win.

  16. Emily Todd says:

    Love some of these ideas!

  17. Gabriella says:

    What great ideas

  18. Sue D says:

    Love these creative albums!

  19. Carrie Farr says:

    Cool issue, would love to own it!

  20. Melinda Wilson says:

    Love the cute album and would love to win a copy of the issue.

  21. Deb says:

    I am inspired to create every time I see what someone else has created! Reading blogs and seeing posts like this is great inspiration.

  22. Andrea La Vigne says:

    That camera album is just too cute–what a concept! I would really love to win a copy of this magazine (hint hint)! :-)

  23. Madelyn says:

    Would love some fresh ideas for mini-albums – they make such great gifts. And I need to start on Christmas presents soon!

  24. penny says:

    just adorable -would love to have one

  25. LinhC says:

    This is adorable!

  26. Debbie B says:

    Love to create mini books. Would love to have All About Albums.

  27. Bobbie Brock says:

    That camera mini is so darn cute! Great ideas!

  28. andrea (Ladyofthelake) says:

    Would love some new ideas for minis!

  29. Katie B. says:

    Really great albums!! Amazing really. The disney album is so bright and cheerful, I love how each photo is framed with doddles and color! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  30. SandyP says:

    Love all the cute mini albums. :)

  31. Tracy says:

    Love mini albums!

  32. Wendy Orme says:

    I’d love to win this special issue!

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