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A Day at the Beach Mini Album

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I am here to share a mini journal I created for an upcoming trip to the beach. I wanted something that was small and wouldn't take up much space and that I could use my Instax printer to print off 2"x3" photos. 

You will need a 6"x9" clasp envelope as the base or cover for your mini album. I removed the reinforcement around the hole and the clasp.

I used a page from the Vintage Text Pages packBefore Bikinis collage sheet,  1821D Vintage Words collage sheet, 235 Summer Words collage sheet, Uncharted Waters 8"x8" Glitz Paper Pad which I used thru out the mini along with Security Paper to create the outside cover and inside pages.

I measured the spine of the mini and found the center which I then punched a tiny hole. Then I cut 10 inches of 3mm elastic trim, folded in half and run thru and tie off on the inside cover.

Next I measure an inch in on one end and a inch and a half on the other end of the cover and again punch tiny holes in the cover.

I cut a variety of cardstock from the Uncharted Waters 8"x8" Glitz Paper PadSecurity Paper and added envelopes to hold memorabilia in. I punched holes in all the pages and envelopes, stitched everything together.

I tied everything off. Originally I was going to leave it as a bow, but decided not to.

Side view of the mini closed.

There you have it a quick and simple mini album ready to take with me to the beach so I can document all the fun in the sun I plan on having. If you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also be sure to check out Altered Pages and see what supplies and goodies they have.

Supplies Used:

Altered Pages:Vintage Text Pages packBefore Bikinis collage sheet,  1821D Vintage Words collage sheet, 235 Summer Words collage sheet, Uncharted Waters 8"x8" Glitz Paper Pad, Security Paper 
Other Supplies: 6"x9" Clasp Envelope, 3mm Elastic, Mini Hole Punch, Needle and Thread

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating! 
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  1. Look at all that real estate to fill. Great job on this. I love the cover print. BL

  2. Tonya, this is such a fun project. I haven't tried to make my own mini-album yet but I have been wanting to. Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring project!

  3. What a fun folder Tonya! Love it!

  4. A fab idea for keeping your trip photos and ephemera! TFS

  5. One of my favorite collages! This is really lovely and I am inspired to make one myself! THANKS

  6. I wish bathing suits were still like the ones pictured! Very nice mini album♥


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