A 'Sea Maiden' Seashell Mini Album


Today's post is a summer themed project--I just had to get one more in there before summer ended!  I used the fabulous 'Sea Maiden' collection to make a seashell shaped mini album.  Lately, in addition to being on a mini album kick--I'm into 'shaped' mini albums.  I'm trying to make minis that are not the traditional square or rectangle shape.  

Since this was a summer project & the paper was sea themed, I went with a seashell shaped album.  Mini measures 4 1/4" inches high by 4 1/2" inches wide.  



Mini can stand since it has a chipboard spine measuring approximately 2" inches.  Therefore, this little album can be displayed on any shelf or desk.  I had it sitting in my living room shelf for a few days & it added a really unique & decorative touch to my bookcase.  :-)

It's held closed with a gold clip.  I attached a gold starfish charm to the gold clip.



The mini has six pages.  Every other page is a pocket page that can store journaling, photos & other small memorabilia. 

To create the pages I've used the Seashell Card die from Honey Bee Stamps.  The die is for making seashell shaped cards.  I cut the base of the card apart & used both the front & back of the card as a page for my mini album.  In other words with one seashell card, I would get two pages for my mini.

I then attached each page to the spine of the mini with small paper hinges.   Each hinge has a 3/8" inch gusset which left enough room to give the pages in my album some dimension.


There are also three 3" x 2" inch journaling tags.  Each tag is decorated on one side with a seahorse.



Below is a brief video showcasing the mini.  I hope this project inspires some of you to give shaped mini albums a try.  It adds a whole new unique twist to creating mini albums!

Enjoy!


Supplies Used: Sea Maiden Collection, Sea Maiden Components, Sea Maiden Details Cardstock Stickers, Dies - Seashell Card Die (Honey Bee Stamps), Other - Gold Clip, Gold Starfish Charm, Mini Seashells, Washi Tape, Chipboard Seahorse

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