Father’s Day Mini Album

This hand-sized Father’s Day Mini Album is a crafty last-minute gift idea, or a neat way to savour all the memories from a fun day with Dad. Either way, we know you’ll enjoy making your own version! Over to Diana Brinsley for all the instructions…

Before my dad passed away in 2010 his favourite Father’s Day gifts from me were the photo albums I created for him. Sometimes I would create a digital scrapbook album and at other times I would use a small pocket page album. I don’t think he really cared what type of album I created, what was most important to him were the pictures in the album. I think he would have liked the mini scrapbook album I’ve created for today – filled with pictures of course!

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Ingredients:

Here are the general instructions for creating my mini scrapbook album:

  1. Using the 12-Inch Trimmer cut twelve 4 1/2″ x 7″ rectangles from brown cardstock.
  2. Using the 2-Way Corner Rounder, round all 4 corners of each rectangle.
  3. Cut one 4 1/2″ x 7″ rectangle from a contrasting color to use as a template for your hole punch. Round the corners of your template and punch a hole in one corner.
  4. Use your template to punch a hole in each rectangle.
  5. To create cover, cut one 4 1/2″ x 7″ rectangle from wood look pattern paper. Round corners and use your template to punch a hole in the upper left corner. Adhere to one brown rectangle as shown.
  6. Using the 12-Inch Trimmer, cut one 2″ x 4″ rectangle from red pattern paper and one 1 1/2″ x  3 1/2″ rectangle from beige pattern paper. Snip a “V” in one end of each.
  7. Adhere flags to cover as shown. Adhere sticker shown to cover. Use black dual-tip pen to add faux stitching to edge of cover if desired.
  8. Follow the instructions below for creating each scrapbook layout included. Thread completed pages onto a D-ring as shown.DSC_0787
    1. Using the 12-Inch Trimmer, cut one 4 1/2″ x 7″ rectangle from ledger pattern paper. Round corners and use template to punch a hole in the upper right corner.  Adhere to the other side of your cover as shown.
    2. To create the crown border, use the crown border maker cartridge to punch a crown border from purple pattern paper. Trim to 3/4″ x 7 inches. Cut one 1″ x 7″ strip from beige pattern paper and one 1 1/2″ x 7″ strip from purple pattern paper. Layer and adhere to inside cover page as shown.
    3. Cut one 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from purple pattern paper. Round corners and adhere to facing page as shown. Use a black dual-tip pen to journal your greeting.


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 Adhere So Blessed slide-in card to left page. Cut a 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from wood look pattern paper. Round corners and adhere to facing page.  

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Cut one 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from pattern paper shown and one from purple pattern paper. Round corners of each and adhere to pages as shown. Cut one 1″ x 5 3/4″ strip from purple pattern paper. Snip a “V” into one end and adhere to left page as shown. Use the Fall In ABC Stickers to create a title.  

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Cut one 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from stripped paper shown and one from purple pattern paper. Round corners and adhere to page as shown. Add sticker to left page as shown.  

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Cut one 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ rectangle and one 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from teal pattern paper shown. Round corners of each and adhere to pages as shown. Cut vertical Thankful slide-in card to 3 3/4″ x 4″ and adhere to left page as shown (set aside what’s left of the slide-in card to use on your next layout). Adhere stickers as shown.  

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Cut one 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ rectangle and one 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from plaid pattern paper. Adhere rectangle to left page as shown. Round corners of photo mat and adhere to right page. Turn what was left from the Thankful slide-in card to the purple side and adhere to right page as shown. Adhere Hugs title sticker over the word bubble. Draw a line around the edge of card with a black dual-tip pen and a ruler.

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Cut one 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from red pattern paper. Round corners and adhere to left page. Adhere slide-in journal card to right page and add sticker shown.

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Cut one 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from purple cardstock. Adhere to right page. Adhere horizontal word bubble slide-in card to left page. Adhere Thank You title sticker over word bubble.

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Cut two 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mats from red cardstock. Round corners and adhere to both pages as shown. Round corners of horizontal This is the Good Stuff  slide-in card and adhere to right page as shown.

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Cut one 4″ x 5 3/4″ rectangle from plaid pattern paper and adhere to left page. Cut one 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from purple cardstock and adhere to right page. Cut a strip from red cardstock to measure 1/2″ x 5 3/4 inch. Adhere to plaid rectangle as shown. Adhere Happy Day title sticker to left page as shown.

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Cut one 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ photo mat from red cardstock and one from grey pattern paper. Adhere both photo mats to pages as shown. Round corners of horizontal My Favorite slide-in card and adhere over red photo mat as shown.

For more information about the Creative Memories products used in this project, please visit your Advisor’s website. 

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