Folder Mini Album w/ Everyday Eclectic (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone

I have this project on the Echo Park Paper blog today – and I have been waiting impatiently to share this one! 

This little album is a great slimline alternative to a traditional mini album, is much smaller than a layout and you can display it like a card!
To form the cover I cut a rectangle shape measuring 10” x 12”’ from 2 pieces of paper and secured them together with lots of double sided adhesive tape. This gives the album a sturdy structure – not to mention you can choose what paper you want on the inside too. I then folded this in half to give a 5” x 6” cover.

I decorated the front with an inked chipboard balloon, carefully backed with an acetate print to give it more dimension. The “Notes” clip I made from chipboard and it has a magnet on each surface inside – these Basic Grey magnetic snapsare super slim and super strong!

The folder opens out like a card and has both journaling and photo features. As always – the
fabulous selection of Echo Park stickers make decoration a breeze! This
collection was so “on-trend” that I had heaps of little bits in my stash
that matched perfectly – including this lovely birds washi tape I used
on the top and bottom of the album.

Inside the folder on the left hand side I have put a small transparent envelope containing a journaling card I made. I printed out my journaling onto one of the pieces of paper from the 6×6 pad and cut it down to size. One of my favorite techniques is to print directly onto pattered paper. You just need to cut paper down to a size that will fit in your printer’s manual feed and adjust the settings so the printer knows what size you are printing onto. Practice on some copier paper first cut to size to get it just right!

On the right hand side is a little flip book with all the photos I wanted to include. I cut 3 rectangles of paper sized 10” x 4”, 8 x 4” and 6”x4” , rounded all the corners and scored them in the middle. I then punched holes equal distances from the center fold, threaded them together with bakers twine and added some pictures. To ensure it stays flat – I used some smaller super thin magnets to form a closure.

The photos in the album were all taken by my husband on his phone on a dull and rainy day. I have cropped them heavily, added a retro photo effect (using picmonkey – free online here) and cut them out with a simple white border. They are never going to win any photography prizes – but they capture the fun of the day perfectly and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I love this mini-album concept – and it’s great for someone who does not do a lot of journaling – like me!

Giveaway Winner
The winner of the Echo Park contest originally shown on this post is Athanasia. Please contact me and I will mail out your prize as soon as possible.

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  • Reply ScrappyRae10 August 7, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    love the project and congrats to the winner

  • Reply Cynthia B. August 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    This album is gorgeous! Love the hot air balloon on the front, and great details inside.

  • Reply Ruth G August 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Very cool mini album! The birds on a wire tape is perfect with the hot air balloon and I love how you made your album interactive! So much fun!!!
    Congrats to the winner! Enjoy!

  • Reply Athanasia August 7, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Ah, I won!!!!!! Yipeeee! I'm so happy, thank you so much! :*
    Lovely album, love the air balloon.

  • Reply Stephanie Rodgers August 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Wonderful little book!

  • Reply Izzy Anderson August 8, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    The album is so creative and original, Lowri. LOVE it. That hot air balloon on the cover is awesome and backing it with the transparency was a great idea to "lift" it from the background. Just wonderful in every way!

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