Little Home Mini Album

Hi everyone! I’m back with a quick little little album I created a couple of months ago. I had received the Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits and if you know me I can’t just make what the dies are intended to be used for. When I created this I didn’t do any step out photos because I wasn’t even sure I could make it work. I did create another album with steps last month. If you would like to take a look at that post it can be found HERE.

I used the Carousel 6″x8″ Paper Pad for the cover. As well as some of the scraps from this pad where used for the inside pages and embellishments.

I cut out four of the smaller “frames”, folded the flaps (to the inside) and glued both flaps together to create a pocket for the front and back of the cover. The larger flaps I glued together to create the spine for the mini album. I punched holes, added eyelets and strung elastic cording through the holes and tied off inside.

I decorated the cover with and assortment of thinlits and one diecut which included: Shadow Box Elements, Snail Mail, Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers and Scallop Border Movers and Shapers Diecut (retired). Also I used the scalloped die to create the “roof” for the cover of the album. I side note I did cut out several houses, flowers, vines and leaves from all the little bits of scraps of cardstock I had laying around. I figured if I didn’t use it all on this project I would eventually use it on something else.

I did cut out two tags for each cover pocket. I added a Tag reinforcer (Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits) to the top each tag along with a bit of seam binding.

The inside pages I cut and placed under the elastic cording and proceeded to decorate with the extra houses, flowers, leaves, etc, thinlits that I had cut out a head of time.

I forgot to added I also cut several leaf sprigs from the Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits and used through album.

If you haven’t checked out Eileen Hull’s blog lately, the theme this month is all about using those little scraps of cardstock! You can find those posts HERE, HERE and HERE.


Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Frames Set 2 Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Shadow Box Elements Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Snail Mail Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Folio Page, Pocket and Flowers Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Waterfall Card and Tag Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Wreath and Snowflake Thinlits

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Scallop Border Movers and Shapers Diecut (retired)

Maggie Holmes: Carousel 6″x8″ Paper Pad

Diecut Machine

Paper Cutter





Scraps of Cardstock

Elastic Cording

Gems, Lace and Seaming Binding

Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive

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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!


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