What is a scrapbook mini album?
A scrapbook mini album is simply a small-sized scrapbook album. There are different standard sizes for scrapbooking albums; a couple of the most popular sizes are 8.5″x11″ and 12″ x 12″. Neither of these sizes would be considered a mini album. A mini album is typically smaller than either of these standard sizes, which are both relatively large.
So far, the smallest mini albums I’ve ever seen measured about 3″ tall; they’re the minis by Clear Scraps. Here you can see a few of them:
More typical, popular mini album sizes include 4″x6″, 6″x6″, 6″x8″, and 8″x8″. It’s also possible to have mini albums in a variety of irregular shapes and sizes.
How do you make a scrapbook mini album?
Here’s the short version of how you make a scrapbook mini album. To get more detailed step-by-step instructions than this, see the section below on FREE scrapbook mini album tutorials and ideas:
- Grab a specific mini album to work with. Each mini album is a little different, so you’d use different techniques for putting together each one.
- Print out photos to use in your album. Obviously, you’ll need to be conscious of your album size; you wouldn’t want to print out 8″x11″ photos to use in a 6″x6″ mini album.
- Use adhesive to attach your photos to the mini album pages, along with journaling, embellishments and anything else you want to add.
- That’s it! That’s how you make scrapbook mini albums. It is super easy!
FREE Scrapbook Mini Album Tutorials and Ideas:
My husband and I drove cross country from Oxnard, California to Colonial Beach, Virginia. The purpose of our trip: to claim a newly-purchased sailboat that would become our home for 3+ years as we journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
This album features some road trip photos and some nautical-themed photos. I couldn’t decide whether to use a road-trip themed collection of scrapbooking supplies, or a nautical themed collection. I thought it over and decided to use bits and pieces from both types of collections. So if you have travel photos of either variety that you want to document, I hope you’ll find inspiration on the pages of this mini album. You can tap here if you want to check it out.
My favorite thing about this cute mini album: It is ridiculously affordable to make these. I made mine using some recent photos, two pages of patterned paper and some stickers and paper scraps that were left over from other projects. Thing is, I don’t think the project looks cheap at all; I think it looks luxurious and lovely. So if you’re on a tight budget, this type of mini album is a really fantastic choice to consider. You can tap here if you want to check it out.
I created this travel-themed mini album using a 6″x8″ Sn@p! Binder by Simple Stories. This mini album documents a trip my husband and I took to the island of Oahu in Hawaii. You can tap here if you want to see more pages and details from this album.
Do you have loose dog photos or puppy photos that you really should do something with? You could make this super cute dog-themed scrapbook mini album for displaying them. Cathy Schellenberg has shared detailed, step-by-step project instructions for making this album — plus she shares inspiring dog quotes you can use in your own mini album, if you like.
A lot of people make scrapbook mini albums to document the trips they take on vacation. If you have any vacation photos that you want to put in an album, the ideas presented on this page might inspire you.
So there you have it: Those are the most important basics you need to know about scrapbook mini albums. We hope you found these ideas to be motivating and inspiring. Best wishes for putting together creative, memorable and enjoyable scrabook mini albums of your own!
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This page was last updated on 1-4-2023.