Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Very First Mini Album!!

Today I made my very first mini album! I have been wanting to make one for a long time now but was too intimidated to get one done. Well, Mollie over at Cricket's Cricut Creations has a challenge going on to make a mini album and I thought what a perfect time this would be to try my hand at one. Now, I'm not totally happy with how this came out but since it's my first one I'm not going to worry about it too much. ;) I got my instructions from a Video Mary made at Cardz Tv click HERE to see the video.

This album was made for my 7-year-old son.

Here is the front cover with the bow tied.

With the bow untied. His nick name is "X-Ray"

Here is the first pages when you open it up. I am going to be adding to this every once in a while as a surprise for my son. So one day I might fill out the journaling tag and then maybe a few days later I'll add the picture. This way he'll get excited to see if I've added things to it.

These are the next pages. The tag has "See You Later Alligator" stamped on it because it's one of his favorite things to say.
Under that tucked into the strip of polka dot paper is a drawing he made the other day.

These are the same pages but I flipped the tag around. Every once in a while he says some really silly things and I wanted to to have a place I could add one of his funny sayings.
Here is the back flap. The pocket and tag came from the "Sweethearts" cartridge.

Here is the tag when you pull it out.

This is the back side of the album. The orange triangle is a pocket that I plan to fill up with a letter to my son. His older brother made the little charm and hung it from a paper clip.
Here is one full side.

The other full side.
I hope you enjoyed my project and have a great day.


  1. You did an awesome job for the first time making an album. Very cute!! Thanks for sharing:)
    Sherrie K.

  2. You did a great job!! I love all the tags and the paper is great!
    Your son is going to love this!!

  3. What a cute mini album! Thanks for entering my challenge! ~ Mollie

  4. Cute mini-album. I think these are so fun. Hugs- Glora

  5. You are the winner of the secret prize for leaving a comment! Please email me your snail mail address and I will send it out asap! Thanks so much! Good luck in the Mini~Album Challenge! Remember winner will be posted May 1st!~Mollie

  6. Star, I think your son is going to LOVE this...I do! I love the the tags, colors and mostly the whole idea behind this! Thank You for giving the link so when I get time I would LOVe to make one! I do feel bad for you because once the others children see how FABULOUS this mini is... you are going to have to even more!
    Great Job.. and congrats I saw from above you WON! YEAH!

  7. What the heck...I missed so many of your post! AHHHH. Love your little mini. Great colors too. They are sooo much fun to make.