Sunday, September 10, 2023


I have always loved making mini albums - although I haven't designed them very often as of late. When I saw the 'Hello Again" collection - I knew that I needed to pull out my mini album supplies again and get to work! This time I decided to make an album on the smaller side than I normally do, and I have to say - I think I have fallen in love with it! This album is made using a 4x4 inch binder and I had the MOST fun filling it up with more goodies from the "Hello Again" collection!

As you can see- I decorated the front with lots of pattern papers, die cuts, and Bling! On the side, I was able to use a bit of the Gold Dot Acetate and the Just Charming Clip to make a cute slip-in for the bookplate. I also added the "Memories" sticker to the acetate.

Next the fun part! Decorating the inside! Many of the pages of my album were made by hand and then I glued them to a white paper tab cut file that I found that fit this size album. It made the pages so much easier to turn that way! And lots of Odds and Ends, and shaped sprinkles were used to decorate this first page!
The album also came with a few page protectors that I used to make some fun interactive pages for my album. Isn't this happy sun from the "Hello Again" 3x4 card cut apart paper so cute? This flap lifts up to reveal more spots to add photos.

I was able to layer  my pages with many of the die cuts from the collection! I also was able to add a few of the fun Puffy Stickers in as well! I love those little guys! You can see a small peek of the envelope page I made on the right-hand side using my envelope-making tool to add another custom page to the album! The possibilities are endless!

The 4x4-sized cards on the Patchwork Plaid cut-apart paper were the perfect size for an album like this as you can see on the left-hand side page. I also cut one of the tags from the Just Because paper and added it right to one of the rings of the album for some variety!

Another flip-out page here opens up to reveal more space for photos. Isn't the rainbow on this card so fun! I layered one of the rainbows in the Odds and Ends right over the top of the rainbow already on the card with some foam tape for dimension!

On the right-hand side of the page- you will see yet again another custom shape I added to the album. I took a circle die cut that is cut in half and added it to my page tab. I then was able to add a photo mat that was hanging off the edge of the page for some fun variety. How lovely is that gold foil tag from the Bits and Pieces? It was the perfect size for this page!

Here is the other side of that half-circle page. As you can see, a 2x2 size photo would be adorable in this spot! On the right side, I made a pocket card layered with one of the stickers from the This and That sticker sheet! I added a gold foil tab to one of the 4x4 cut-apart cards, and this piece pulls out from the pocket for more photo or journaling space!

Here is the other side of the pocket card and the last page of the album. The florals in the collection just HAD to be the focal point of one of my pages! Why not end on this lovely spray of florals from the Bits and Pieces!

A full video walkthrough of this album can be found here over on my YouTube channel! I had an absolute ball creating this little cutie and I hope I have inspired you to make a mini album of this size and fill it up with all of those "Life is Beautiful" memories and photos that you have! Thanks for stopping by today - Happy Crafting Friends!

Hello Again collection
Hello Again 12x12 Textured Cardstock
Hello Again Petite Prints
Hello Again Gold Dot Acetate
Hello Again Just Charming Clip and Keychain

4x4 D Ring Album

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