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I don't know about most of you but I'm one of those that just never has enough time in the day for everything that I need or 'want' to do. I'm always in a time crunch. I love to craft & literally make time to do that--sometimes crafting late into the night which is really the only 'me' time that I have. I'll be feeling it the next day in the office though. :-)
Because of this, I'm always on the look out for quick projects. This is one such project. It doesn't hurt that I'm also a fan of small projects--meaning in size. I love mini albums--but am definitely more prone to creating minis for wallet sized photos or even smaller.
This mini comes together quickly & makes for a cute way of storing slightly cropped wallet sized photos. I've used papers from the 'Beginnings' collection.
The mini measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" inches with a 1" inch spine. The pages are made out of small 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" inch kraft bags that I bought at my local craft store. So essentially the pages to this mini are already made. However, if you have the time, you can certainly create your own mini bags & you can also make this mini larger--so it's versatile.
It's held closed with a belly band that I've embellished with flowers & a mini flocked teddy bear.
I've decorated the kraft bags with the designer paper from the 'Beginnings' collection. The mini can open up like a book & each 'page' can be flipped through as shown in these photos.
Or it can be pulled out as shown here. I've adhered two magnets to the very last page that holds the pages in place until you're ready to expand the mini out. There's a total of 6 pages.
Each paper bag has a tag inside that's meant for storing photos. I've added green & yellow tulle to further decorate each tag.
I've kept the tags blank in order to provide more room for the photos. I didn't really create a front cover for the mini--it only has a back cover. The cover of the mini is the first paper bag.
I plan on providing a brief tutorial on how I put this mini together soon. It's really easy & fast--which is what I'm always on the lookout for.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies Used: Beginnings 12x12 Collection Kit, Beginnings Detail Stickers, Other - Tulle, Mini Flocked Teddy Bear, Kraft Mini Paper Bags