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Mini Photo Album

Mini Photo Album

As a seasoned crafter, I have tried a lot of different adhesive products over the years, and it goes without saying that the products produced by Glue Arts are some of my favorite of all time. So, I was so excited when the design team got the word that May Arts would be hosting a blog week with Glue Arts. And, just in time, as I was planning on creating a project where my Glue Arts adhesives would be used a lot.


My mom has always encouraged me and my brother to follow our passions and do what we love. One of my passions, and something I truly love to do, is to create. So, for my Mom’s birthday, I decided to give a piece of my creativity back to her, and create a mini photo album full of family photos.  I hope you enjoy this album project and will make one for someone special in your life.


p.s.  Don’t laugh too hard at the picture of me with pigtails!



Supplies needed:

  • Bazzill Basics Paper Board Book—This mini album comes with 10 cardstock pages, 2 cardstock chipboard covers and 2 split rings to hold it all together.
  • Assorted Patterned Scrapbook Paper—I used papers from KI Memories, My Mind’s Eye, Bo Bunny Press, Basic Grey and DCWV
  • Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro—The best adhesive glue applicator ever!
  • Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive
  • Glue Arts Adhesive Squares
  • Assorted Embellishments—Whatever strikes your fancy.  Some of the products I used were K & Company Adhesive Pearls, DoodleBug Design Mini Jewel Adhesives, Kelly Panacci Flower stickers and View Enterprises Die Cuts.
  • Photo Corners

The first thing you want to do is to lay out all of the photos and other elements you’ll be using to create your album.  Determine the layout of each page and the page order. 


Next, assemble your pages, layering your decorative papers, embellishments and ribbon.  Use your Glue Arts products to affix everything to the page.


The Glue Glider Pro worked great to adhere my cardstock pieces to my album page, and the Ribbon Adhesive was perfect to tacking down my ribbon.  I used Glue Arts Adhesive squares on the flowers and the circle bubble letters.


To dress up this page, I used paper flowers with brads down one side.  Circle bubble letters, in a mix of colors were placed on the right side.  My mom has called me Princess all my life, and according to my husband, I really act the part.


Photo corners were used to hold the photo of my brother in place, and Glue Squares worked perfectly to hold the bubble letters and metal circle in place.

Once all your pages are complete, it’s time to work on your cover.  Do something dynamic and create dimension and layers with your elements.  I printed out the word FAMILY on my computer, colored in the letters, layered additional elements around it.


With your cover complete, assemble your photo album and place everything on the split rings.  Add some short lengths of ribbon through the page holes, for added punch, and you’re all done.


A Mini Family Photo Album I know my mom will love and treasure this little keepsake for years to come!


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Blog Posted By: Shelly Dozier-Mckee

  1. Ola Jaggers

    Very cute album!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  2. Courtney Lee

    Okay… I admit it… I did chuckle a little – but it was out of commiseration! I promise! 🙂

  3. Pam Spradlin

    This is a cute little mini book.

  4. Kelly Sas

    Your mom is so blessed to have a crafty daughter who cares about her to make such a great gift!

  5. Jennifer H.

    I love your album and your mom is gonna love it too! What mom wouldn’t love something as beautiful as this??

  6. HollyK1226

    What a cute album. TFS!!

  7. sue w.

    what a fun way to save those memories.

  8. Janet Sisk

    What a great little mini album! Thanks for sharing it with us today. 😀

  9. jen shears

    Your Mom is sure to LOVE this!!! 🙂

  10. Charlene

    Aw…your mom is sure to love this, Shelly!

  11. Amber J.

    Awe, too cute!

  12. Kelly massman

    Great idea! Love it!

  13. Tina Mayo

    cute cute cute albumm!!

  14. DeniseB

    Great job on the album! I’m sure your Mom will treasure it!

  15. Patty B

    Love the picture of you in pig tails…I got some pretty good pictures of me growing up…they are so fun to look at now. Great album!

  16. conniemelancon

    Love the mini album and sure your mom will too!

  17. Kimberly Jones

    What an adorable album! Mini books make the best gifts! I’m sure your mom will cherish it!

  18. nitasha

    Supercute album! I just have to say once again, that glue arts and mayarts is a fab collaboration!

  19. Mandie W

    This album is so cute! Love it!

  20. Ashley N Newell

    This is very cute!


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