Make mom something special this year by creating a pop out-style mini album filled with photos of her children or grandchildren.



Therm O Web 1/2″ iCraft tape
Tape Runner XL
Vellum Adhesive Runner
Zots for Bling
SuperStik Glue Stick
Foam Squares
Papers and stickers – Vintage Bliss line from Simple Stories
Decorative Border punch

When mom unties this album, she will be in for a fun surprise as she watches the album unfold.



This style mini album has so many places to tuck in photos, journaling, and other keepsakes.




The foundation of this album is three pieces of 10″x10″ cardstock that are scored and folded as follows:


The panels on the end are folded so that the diagonal lines form “mountain” folds and the one in the center is a “valley”. The full squares overlap like this –


and are adhered with iCraft tape.


This is what the base looks like with the three panels attached to each other.


Each of the squares and triangles on the inside is covered with assorted papers, photos, and stickers. Cut two 5 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ chipboard squares to use as the front and back covers and cover with paper. SuperStik works really well for this as it forms a tight bond between the paper and chipboard.


Adhere two lengths of ribbon to the cardstock panel that will become the cover. Attach the chipboard cover using iCraft tape. The ribbons wrap around the closed album and tie in the front.


One of the decorative elements inside the album is a quote that was printed on vellum. When it is adhered to the patterned paper using our Vellum tape runner, the adhesive is practically invisible.



Here is what the panels look like when the book is open and laying flat. This book has three panels, but you could keep adding additional pages by overlapping the full squares, as shown above.


Let us know if you give this project a try – we’d love to see how it turns out!


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7 Comments on Mother’s Day Mini Album

  1. Pam Sohan
    May 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm (11 years ago)

    Very cool album !! Lovely gift for a Mom or Grandma. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Janetta Zeimetz
    May 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm (11 years ago)

    Love the album!! You can’t go wrong with Vintage Bliss paper! Going to have to pin this too!

  3. beatrice lawson
    May 8, 2013 at 2:17 am (11 years ago)

    Such a cute idea!

  4. Kelli Smith
    May 8, 2013 at 4:09 am (11 years ago)

    What a way cool Mini Album, have to give it a try myself. Thanks for posting the project along with the tutorial.

  5. jpscraps
    May 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow! Love it!!

  6. Colleen M
    May 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm (11 years ago)

    What a great album! Thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Denise Bryant
    May 12, 2013 at 11:51 pm (11 years ago)

    Great mini album! Love the papers. The glue stick looks like a great one to try. I’ll be looking for it at my local store!