Today's project is a fold out mini album made with the lovely 'Imagine' collection. Just a little tid bit about me, I'm surrounded by boys & men at home. Even my pup Toby is a boy. So I have no girly outlets! This is probably why I thoroughly enjoy sweet & pastel collections such as this one. It's an outlet for my 'girly' side! :-)
The inspiration for this quick mini came from a few photos that I saw floating around in Pinterest. I did not follow a tutorial. I just saw the photos & made my own attempt at recreating the mini. This was the end result...not too bad I think!
The mini measures 3 1/4" x 6 3/4" inches when closed. For the closure, I created a belly band & adhered a large flower to it. The mini folds out into four panels that can be used to store small photos, tags and/or journaling.
Here's the back of the mini. I think that the next time I make this I'm going to add designer paper to the back as well in order to create additional space for more photos and/or journaling.
I feel that this mini makes for a really quick & cute keepsake. This literally took me less than an hour to complete. I don't know about most of you but I'm always literally in a rush! I wish I had the luxury to craft for hours & hours--but unfortunately I do not. So I'm always looking for fast projects but also projects that are different or unique in some way. The design of this mini is different & the best part about it is that it can stand on it's own & display the photos that are inserted into the mini. So it can sit on a desk in an office or on shelf at home or it can just be thrown into a purse as a 'brag book'.
Find below a brief video showcasing how the mini opens & closes. In the video you can also see the complete design of the mini.