Practicing Creativity

Freestyle vintage look mini-album

I try and whip up a mini-album as soon as I can after a special trip or event I want to document in a tangible sense—note try. I rarely do; weeks and months pass—even years—before I get around to making one. Such is the case for this mini-album I just finished for a USA/Oklahoma trip to visit my family in November 2013. I used Zutter clip-board wood covered in scrapbook paper for the front and back with a Zutter album strap to keep it nicely closed.

 I spent more time decorating the front then I did the insides. I really don't like fussy album pages. I like to have plenty of space for photos and room to write or doodle—I have to write in my albums. This is where the freestyle aspect comes in. I don't plan, I just see what happens as I go. Sometimes I mess up, but I don't sweat it. I cover up goofs with stickers or tags and go on down the road. There are thirty pages in this album, these are just a few to give you an idea.

I have a Zutter Bind-It-All machine, but I don't use it much; I prefer ring binders so I can add/take out pages.

I'm linking up with Crafty Ribbons challenge #111 Anything But a Card.

Supply List
Paper—Kaisercraft—75 cents collection, Guinea, Penny, Pound, Base Coat Collection Weathered Wood, Turtledove Collection Geese—Bo Bunny Et Cetera Watermark, miscellaneous papers
Ink—Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Old Paper
Embellishments—Studio Light Easy Vintage Butterflies, Nostalgics Rebecca Sower stickers, Washi tape, fabric tape, ribbon, pom-pom trim, flowers, twine
Miscellaneous—Zutter clip-board wood covers, Zutter Perfect Key Hole Closure Album Strap with key charm, ring binders, varnish, acrylic paint


  1. This turned out so pretty. It's been ages since I made a mini album. Well ages since I scrapbooked at all.

    I really like the Zutter album closure.


  2. I love mini albums. This is awesome. Beautiful cover and super design.

  3. This looks beautiful and pretty, what a great idea.

  4. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

  5. oh wow beautiful.....
    thanks for sharing your non card creation with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS
    x Carol


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