Away We Go To The Beach – Mini-Album

Regular readers will know I take a lot of beach photos. I had some printed out that I’d decided not to use on 12×12 layouts, but I still wanted to scrapbook them. So, as I was in a summery scrapping mood,  I’ve made a mini album to display them:
I made the pages by cutting 5 pieces of Echo Park Everyday Eclectic paper down to 5″ wide – then rounded off the top edges of the papers using a bowl as a template:
And I cut the height of the pages down so that they increase in size – the front cover is 6″ tall, the first page is 7″, the second page is 8⅛”, the third 9¼“, the last page is 10⅜” tall:

And then I decorated the album with more Everyday Eclectic bits, a little machine stitching using white and gold thread, a Papermania Brad Making Kit, buttons and gems from my stash, plus some of these epoxies which have been sitting in my stash for too long:
They went well with the theme:
The photos were various sizes and orientations, but I managed to cut them all down to 4×4″ square to give continuity to the album:

I love making mini albums at the moment – I have them all on display in a basket in my dining room, for visitors to peruse!
Have you got any photos printed out and lurking in storage that you could use in a mini-album? Don’t forget you can link up mini-albums to my Scrapbooking Soiree, as well as layouts!
  • What a wonderful mini-book. Good to see the bowl for scale – I thought it was quite small tags when I spotted your upload on UKS – but now see it’s a much larger “mini”-book :DLove the way the pages are different sizes and stack together.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm
  • Wow, that’s a great mini book. love the idea of using a bowl to do the top.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm
  • Love how bright and summery it all looks.

    August 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm
  • Beautiful mini book! TFS!

    August 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm
  • a wonderful book, i love how the papers all decrease in size and the papers are perfect x

    August 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm
  • this is like super cute!! i also have hundreds of pictures of the beach, currently dreaming of moving near it!

    August 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm
  • I love this-I just pinned the whole thing, thanks so much for sharing!!!

    August 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm
  • Very cute! Love the shape and the layers of buttons and embellishments at the bottom.

    August 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm
  • This is DARLING!!!!! I may do some of this with our vaca pictures from this year.TFS!

    August 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm
  • This is awesome! Love how you embellished the cover and the fun shape of the mini itself.

    August 17, 2012 at 5:09 pm
  • That is an awesome little album. I love how you stepped the layers (Stadium style)

    August 17, 2012 at 9:58 pm
  • Love the shape! Awesome work

    August 18, 2012 at 1:33 am
  • GORGEOUS album!! Love everything about it!!

    August 18, 2012 at 2:13 am
  • The colours are just so perfect – it really makes me want to reach out and touch it!

    August 18, 2012 at 9:12 am
  • Beautiful the shape and the colours you’ve used!Alison xx

    August 18, 2012 at 11:01 am
  • This is gorgeous I love the bright zingy colours perfect for the beach.Jenny x

    August 18, 2012 at 11:51 am
  • lovely mini Jen, so nice to see you all having such fun. can i ask where u got the cameras from? are they stamps?jo xxx

    August 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm
  • I love the rounded tops and decreasing page size – great ideas for something a bit different.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm
  • Ooh, love how you rounded your pages – good old school style improvisation!

    August 24, 2012 at 8:41 am

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