Saturday, 27 April 2013

Mini Album using Kaisercraft Papers

Hello sweet friends and welcome to my blog.
My oldest grandson celebrated his 18th Birthday not long ago and, instead of a Birthday Card, I decided to make a Mini Album so he would have somewhere to keep the photos taken at his Birthday party.
Here is the front cover.  
Some of you may recognise the centre piece.  I did a post on my first attempt at Mixed Media and this is the actual piece from that project.  
Yes, I chopped it up and re-used the main piece here.  I wanted cogs in the middle of this cover and could not get any in the size I wanted.  Then I realized the centrepiece from my Mixed Media Collage would fit beautifully.  I didn't even cry when I cut it apart.  Hey!! It's for my Grandson, right?  Anyway, I really like it here.  The little hinges are wooden embellishments also from Kaisercraft.

Page 1 &2
The papers I used for this album is a mixture from Kaisercraft.  I used some from their 75 cent Collection and some also from their Timeless Classics paper pad, plus an odd piece or two from other collections as well.
The pocket on the inside front cover holds the tag  I made for his Birthday Greeting.  The embellies on this tag follow the theme from the album cover.  The idea for this tag came from a You Tube Video by Rach0113.  You can find it HERE.  I used a piece of kraft cardstock and cut out the tag shape and then used black cardstock for the corner pieces.  I embossed the black with the Tim Holz Cogs Folder and then lightly rubbed over the raised sections with Versa Color Stamp Pads in Bronze, Silver and Gold.  The cogs were colored the same way.  The little clock  was fussy cut from another set of papers, glued onto one of the cogs and then covered with glossy accents.  His Birthday message is actually on the back of the tag.
 The right hand page opens up to reveal ...
... there are quite a few pockets and tags in this album.  I wanted to give him plenty of spaces for his photos.

Pages 3 & 4
 The right hand page here opens one way to reveal ...
 ... and then opens the other way as well.  ( A sheet of Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings paper found its way in here too. )

Pages 5 & 6
 Again, the right hand page opens to reveal ...
... I've only used two styles of pages in this book.  One opens once like this page, and the other style opens twice.

Pages 7 & 8
All of the left hand pages are void of pockets to give him space for large photos if he wants.
 This is the style that opens twice.  One way it opens out from the book ...
 ... and the other way it opens into the book.

Pages 9 & 10
The inside back cover has a single pocket just like the inside front cover.
I love making mini albums.  It's a lot of fun deciding how to construct it and what style pages to use and then to decide which papers are the most suitable.  I don't use a lot of embellishments in my albums, mainly because it does inhibit the placement of photos, etc. but I do love a lot of tags for journalling.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  I hope you've enjoyed it and will decide to come again.

Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg



  1. I Hope your grandson, love it, I do, great little pockets , wonderful papers too :)

  2. Oh wow.. this looks awesome! I dont think you could have given him a better gift.. I really love it.. I am sure he will too!!

  3. Marg, did a comment come through on this post from me? I have tried, and had issues with blogger last night. Your album is stunning, the detail is amazing and the grunge look is stunning!!!

  4. Oh Marg this is stunning!! I bet your grandson will love it! Things for boys can be so tricky, but this really fits the bill! Love all the tags and pockets, great mini!! By the way, I really, really love the cover too, I totally understand how you felt recycling those bits..... the result here is just perfect so it was worth it!!!

  5. wow wow wow with capital w.. I can see how much work and love has gone into this delightful book ... so beautiful Margy , thanks for today xoxox

  6. Oh my gosh, this is amazing!!!!

  7. This is a real lovely book to treasure! Great idea!

  8. Marg, Another magnificent piece of Manliness. I Love the Tag, the Layout and everything about it. Great job. Karen.x

  9. Congrats that is wonderful mini album, look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing.

  10. OMG! i love it, i love it, sorry, what is the collection name?

    1. So glad you like it Marteen!! The papers are from Kaisercraft's 75 Cents Collection and I've also used some sheets from their Timeless Classics as well. Hope this helps.


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