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Graphic 45 Christmas Mini-Album

I love making mini-albums from scratch. They’re so much fun and they spotlight designer paper so beautifully. Here’s one that I made last year using Graphic 45’s A Christmas Carol paper collection.

A Christmas Carol mini album

I loved working with this paper! All Graphic 45 paper is gorgeous, but this one, an homage to Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, is especially wonderful. I think this collection is retired now, but any paper collection could be used for this project. Some more eye candy:

Detail of front cover
Interior. Isn’t that paper gorgeous?
Detail of the mini books on inside front cover. They open and you can place 2 X 3 photos inside.
Detail of first page of waterfall book.

This design is based on one by Denise Johnson, in which she used Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs paper. So cute. Here are the directions for that one.

A couple of important (I think) changes that I made:

  • I didn’t fold over the tags (for the waterfall album, see image above) on the bottom before putting it together. It was just too bulky, so I trimmed the tags to the correct sizes so the brads would just go through one layer for each tag.
  • Instead of using a string closure, I used a brown Velcro circle to keep the book closed. Easier, in my opinion.

I hope you enjoy these photos, and that you’ll make a mini-album of your own!