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May 19, 2013

PINSPIRED: Mini albums seem too simple to be true

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Tonawanda News — Cut eight 3.75-by-3.7.5-inch pieces of white cardstock. Adhere one in the center of each “page” of one side of the accordion. (Plus your cover, which will be on the opposite side on the “front” of the book.)

Cut a piece of patterned paper that’s also 3.75 inches wide and as tall as you wish. Adhere the patterned paper to the white paper on the cover. Attach or stamp your title above it in the white space. (I used letter stickers.)

Adhere your photos to each page of the album.

Using a piece of ribbon long enough to wrap around the album and tie, attach it to the front of the album using a sturdy adhesive (leaving enough on the right side to tie with), wrap around the back and tie the album closed. If you wish, you can punch paper flowers or other shapes to attach to the front of the ribbon for decoration. (I used a Mickey head to go with the theme and because I had the punch handy.)

Voila.

These turned out better than I ever expected. They’re not elaborate and they’re probably not sturdy, but they’re kind of cute and I think they’ll make a nice little “extra” for my mom and mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. 

Also, those who aren’t crazy scrapbookers like myself and might not have the tools on hand might find it costs more than it’s worth to collect the materials necessary. Cardstock is inexpensive ... but I already had that, punches, ribbons, adhesive, patterned paper, stickers and even a paper-cutter at hand. If you have to go buy all that, it’s going to add up.

Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. Find us on Pinterest.com by searching “Greater Niagara Newspapers.”

• WHAT: Mini photo albums • DIFFICULTY: Easy • TIME: Varies • RESULT: Pin it!

Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. Find us on Pinterest.com by searching "Greater Niagara Newspapers."

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