Wanna know the kind of project I love? The one I can finish, lol!! I love quilting and cross stitch and sewing and even scrapbooking but with a closet full of UFO’s (UnFinished Objects), I’ve gotten smart over the years and tend to pick things that always keep a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve actually never made a huge scrapbook, but love mini albums. Today, I’m showing you what I call a micro album. I can make it in 30 minutes and it’s made to be small – so that it will definitely get filled. The Swirl Booklet Insert is a die I designed for this purpose and I thought I would explain exactly how I’m going to use it.
I love meeting up with a friend over a meal or tea or coffee. In fact, I have one of those get-togethers coming up!! Since we haven’t seen each other in a while I thought it would be fun to send my friend away with a ‘micro album’. When I designed the die, I designed it to fit the Filigree Booklet Die but also designed it to hold gift cards and to hold Instax Mini Pictures. So, I have one of these little Instax Mini Cameras that take those instant pictures that develop in a couple of minutes. No getting home and getting onto the computer to print – nope, you have them instantly.
About My Micro Album
My micro album has three pages you can turn, as well as the inside front cover and inside back cover. That gives me 8 surfaces that I can add pictures to or write notes. I’m only going to use seven of those surfaces and the first one on the first page has a sentiment from a new set by Quietfire Design – But First Coffee, that is perfect!! During our get together, I’ll have enough film to get several pictures of us, perhaps one of our surroundings and of course, whatever we’re drinking or nibbling on.
What’s the best thing? The best thing is that by the end of the get-together, I can hand her a complete micro album to keep! It will be a great memento, until the next time we get together. I’m really thrilled how this turned out :-) It was great that I could pull out some of my favorite design papers and use them to embellish.
A Pin for you :-))
Stamps: Quietfire Design – But First Coffee
Paper: Botanical Bliss (Michaels)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders, Swirl Booklet Insert, Seam Binding, Buttons
I think there will be many of these in my future :-) Happy creating!
Good morning Becca, just what the doctor order?
This is right up my alley!!! My friend makes loads of these but hers are vertical so you can hang them, they look really sweet?
Have a good one!!!
Hi Becca these albums are getting very popular for
gifts for birthdays etc maybe for Christmas !!
Your friend is very lucky it’s lovely I would never get
one done in 30 MINS …………..
Take care hugs PamXX
Simply put……I must have this! So very elegant, creative design by the genius of Becca!
Hi Becca, this is a wonderful gift, and looks so pretty too. It certainly is a must try for me. Thank you. Jan
What a super idea! Hope you have a great time with your friend and create some happy memories!
Hi Becca. I love the idea of these but have never made one. Is it made from one long piece of card and then concertined to make the individual pages or is there another way of doing it? I can’t quite make it out from the photos. I hope you and your friend have a great meet up!
Lovely mini album your friend should be thrilled to receive this. Quinty girl
Such a thoughtful and sweet gift for the rememberance of a special time together with lovely friends.
Such a clever idea; but 30 minutes, more like 30 hours for me.Wish it were me having coffee with you! Someday soon. Haven’t got to watch the video yet but later today. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Love this ideal have to get this die set
You made the creation of booklets so easy and quick with your Swirl Booklet Insert!!!! So quick for birthdays and special events. For some reason I need to see the end result before I can determine how to best use it in my life. Once I see your creation, the, my mind jumps to creative uses by applying my changes to your beautiful model. Thanks so much!!!
Actually, this is one of the dies on my list! ;) Such a BEAUTIFUL keepsake for your friend, Becca! DO have a WONDERFUL TIME with your friend & ENJOY the time spent together! In our fast paced world,I’m SURE you know, we are lucky to have friends such as this & the time to spend some special time together! ;) BEAUTIFUL WORK on your mini-album!!!! ;)
That is a charming little mini-album, Becca. What a beautiful gift for your friend. I know she will love the thoughtfulness and love that you put into creating it for her. It will be such a treasure, and a beautiful memento of a precious friendship.
In my younger years I always finished what I started – I could never wait til it was done! But after 50, when time wasn’t at a premium and my energy level began to dwindle, I found there was more projects than I had time for and couldn’t wait to get to the next one and as a result – one of these days I’m gonna have a large garage sale! Hugs Dianne
I really love this idea I really have to get restarted on my projects
LOVE LOVE THIS when is your shop opening?