Mother’s Day Mini Album

An early Happy Mother’s Day, moms and grandmas!  I have a sweet little tribute album and journal using the “Flower Girl” Collection and several tools from WeR Memory Keepers to share with you today.

Shellye McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers--Mothers Day Mini Album

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For the pages of the album I decided to use a couple of sizes of the envelope shape, so I grabbed the 1-2-3 Punch Board and a few of the patterned papers from the collection.

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For the front and back covers, I selected the 7X7 card size and proceeded to cut, score and assemble per the instructions on the punch board.  Note:  I left the TOP flap unscored on all of the pages.

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For the four inner pages, I selected the 6X6 card size.

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Next, I used the Cinch Book Binding Tool and activated the 3, 6 and 9 levers (this will allow punches at these areas only).  All of the inner pages were punched at this setting.

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Standard eyelets were placed in all of the punched holes and set with the Crop-A-Dile.

Moving on to the front/back covers, I went back and activated the levers 1-12 and punched the sides of the two envelopes.  The Gold 0.75” Cinch Wire was used to bind the front and back pages together.  I will show later on how I added the inner pages to the Cinch binding!

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Three one inch rings from my stash were used to clip the inner pages onto the coil binding of the front and back pages.  When the album is lying flat, it flips easily for viewing!

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To the pockets of the inner pages, I cut patterned paper to 5.5”W X 8.5”H for the two larger pockets and 4.5”W X 7.75”H for the four smaller pockets.  These are nice places to add journaling, extra photos or clip on different ephemera and keepsakes.  The pockets are also roomy enough to add extra tags or clippings to.

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From the “Flower Girl” Card & Frame Kit, I selected various acetate frames and attached them to the tops of the inner pocket inserts.  Again, I used the green eyelets and Crop-A-Dile for attaching.  Different veneer pieces, puffy stickers and die-cuts were added for decoration.

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Patterned papers were also cut to mat size and placed on the backs of the envelope pages.  These pages can accommodate a large 4X6 photo or a few smaller photos.

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I used some different American Crafts Thickers from my stash to add extra-large words, as well as texture to the front page and the little banner flags above.

You may also think of using this style/shape mini album to design a house or home theme!  With all of the pockets, it’s great for storing receipts, bills-to-pay, etc.  By using the Cinch system, you can create well-made and professional looking mini albums and organizers.  Mom would love to receive any type of these handmade gifts!


Flower Girl Collection-

662863 Sweets  Paper; 662864 Summer Night Paper; 662866 Petals Paper; 662867 Foliage Paper; 662868 Garden Path Paper; 662869 Flutter Paper; 662870 Rose Bud Paper; 662871 Terrace Paper; 662872 Finch Paper; 662873 Bouquet Paper; 662874 Bloom Paper; 662877 Puffy Stickers; 662878 Wood Veneers; 662881 Sticker Sheet; 662879 Ephemera ; 662880 Card & Frame Kit


1-2-3 Punch Board
Cinch Book Binding Tool
Green Standard eyelets
Gold 0.75” Cinch Wire

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