Easy Baby Mini Album

Celebrate Baby with an easy-to-make mini album you can keep for yourself or give as a gift!

Create a Simple Album Cover

Design by Erin Clarkson

Keep the cover of your mini album simple with a large title printed on white cardstock, a few strips of different color cardstock, and minimal accents. The fewer accents on the cover, the fewer elements that may fall off as people look through the mini album.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: Fabianstem Normal off the Internet. Sticker, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

Include Journaling in Strips

Design by Erin Clarkson

Choose a font similar to your handwriting and type your journaling to save time. Print on cardstock and trim your words into strips for an easy design element.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

Keep the Focus on Photos

Design by Erin Clarkson.

Sometimes the only words you need are on a sticker accent. Layer pieces of cardstock behind a sweet black-and-white photo for a striking design.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

Convert Photos to Black-and-White

Design by Erin Clarkson

Free your color scheme by converting photos to black-and-white. That eliminates the worry about colors clashing on your mini album pages.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap

Add a Rub-on Border

Design by Erin Clarkson

Add a little pattern to a piece of cardstock by applying a rub-on border. The rub-on adds a bit of visual interest without adding bulk to the album.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Punch: Marvy Uchida.

Punch Cardstock Circles

Design by Erin Clarkson

Ground a cluster of embellishments by placing them on cardstock circles. Ink the edges of the cardstock to help add dimension to the page.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Punch: Marvy Uchida.

Accent with Stickers

Design by Erin Clarkson

Add an epoxy sticker featuring a word that describes Baby at the end of your journaling.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Punch: Marvy Uchida.

Tie Together with Journaling

Design by Erin Clarkson

Let journaling strips overlap your photo and paper strips to unite the elements on the page.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Punch: Marvy Uchida.

Use a Single Product Line

Design by Erin Clarkson

Make choosing embellishments easy by selecting stickers and rub-ons from a single manufacturer.

 

SORUCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Punch: Marvy Uchida.

Unify with Rub-ons

Design by Erin Clarkson

Place a rub-on border on the seam of two cardstock pieces to help smooth the gap.

 

SORUCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

Create a Balanced Design

Design by Erin Clarkson

Balance a long horizontal photo with journaling strips and a colorful epoxy accent.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

Include Color and Black-and-White Photos

Design by Erin Clarkson

Place two similar photos next to each other, but convert one to black-and-white for distinction.

 

SOURCES: Album: Cloud 9 Design. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: SP Purkey off the Internet. Stickers, rub-ons: K&Company. Die cuts: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Punch: Marvy Uchida.

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