Carson's Wild Weekend Mini Album

Hello hello, my crafty friends!  I’m so excited to share my latest little project with you all.  This mIni album was so much fun to put together using all my photos and memories from a recent family reunion and bits and pieces from Amy’s two latest collections, On A Whim and Oh Happy Life! 

One of the things I love about using Amy’s collections is that they all have a similar vibe, so even though the color stories and icons may be different, they mix and match so beautifully with one another.  I just love how those white foam phrases from her earlier collection contrast so perfectly with that bright ombre pink paper from On A Whim. 

I decided to create an oversized hang tag mini for this project as I didn’t want to fuss with an actual album, but I did want to have a lot of room and flexibility to create as many pages as possible.  There are a lot of photos and stories from this particular weekend that I wanted to be sure and document.  I also wanted enough room to use the larger embellishments like the foam phrases and that wicked blue USA Sticker, so I had to scale it up.

The pages were a snap to decorate.  I simply, laid down the photo, embellished each page with a few choice stickers and then typed out my journaling if there was a story to tell.  Truth be told, sometimes it’s just a cute photo!

I wanted the front and back of the album to be cohesive, so I used similar supplies for a matchy matchy look.  And once the album was complete, I had to find a way to jazz up that boring binder ring.  And friends, this is why I keep a baggie full of ribbon scraps, for times just like these!  I love the way the ribbons add a fun flair and texture to the mini, without getting in the way! 

I hope you’re inspired to create your own mini album!  You can’t go wrong mixing and matching Amy’s collections, so what are you waiting for? 

Happy crafting, friends!


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Supplies: On A Whim Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad (378743), On A Whim Collection - Ephemera with Foil Accents (378750), On A Whim Collection - Cardstock Stickers with Foil Accents - Accents and Phrases (378749), On A Whim Collection - Thickers – Phrases (378746), Oh Happy Life Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad (376220), Oh Happy Life Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Accent and Phrases (376234), Oh Happy Life Collection - Thickers - Alpha - Wild – White (376223).

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