Flower Girl Mini Album

Hello and welcome to the first of September! 

We have had a lovely summer break over at Mini Album Makers, but we are back again this month!
As always on the first day of the month we start a new challenge and this month I am sharing a small folded book with a few surprises inside!

Over the years I have collected a number of ideas for mini books on my Pinterest pages and I love trawling through them all getting ideas. However, I have wanted to make this particular mini album for ages as it really is a cutie (measuring 4"x 4.5") and can be used for birthdays, scrapbooking or even journalling.

The mini album was designed by Kirsten Hyde and first appeared on Kaisercraft's Design Team blog. Unfortunately that post has now disappeared but you can find the tutorial on Kirsten's blog by clicking the link HERE. She has lots of wonderful tutorials on her blog, so do check them out! I am very grateful that Kirsten has given me permission to share this mini book and link with you all.

I will not share how I made the book in this post as you can see all the details (including the measurements) on Kirsten's blog, but I will share how I decorated mine.

I have used Maja Design papers which are a lovely thickness for this type of project. My cover is made from two sheets glued together as I didn't particularly like the other side of either of my pieces!

I have used many of the labels and little bits and pieces that you can find on their papers .....

..... including the strip at the bottom of the sheet to cover up some wonky cutting at the right hand edge.

And the surprises .... there is a fabulous little drawer on the bottom of the album ......

...... and an accordian fold book which sits on top of the drawer.

I managed to cut some of my leftovers to create the little book - this gorgeous little piece has been waiting to be used for ages.

This mini album was great fun to make and I intend to send it to my grand daughter as her birthday card. She loves flowers and I have found a lovely little flower bracelet to put into the box and I shall fill the pages of the book with photographs of her in the garden. I am sure it will become a lovely keepsake.

I am sure there are many different ways this little mini album could be used and a huge thank you to Kirsten for letting me create with one of her designs.

And now for some news! Today Mini Album Makers Challenge turns TWO YEARS OLD!  To celebrate this milestone, we are hosting a blog hop and giveaway with a $25 gift certificate to Lindy's Stamp Gang!

For your chance to win this prize and take part in the blog hop just hop on over to Mini Album Makers Challenge for all the details and links to my fabulous teamies who have created so many wonderful mini albums to inspire you.

Have a great month and happy crafting!

Jennie x


So pretty - as usual. Love the image you used.
Hello Jennie
Congrats on the 2 years...its a big milestone. I loved the idea of keepsake box....I am sure your grand daughter will love this. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Sue said…
Wow Jennie this is beautiful, and what a clever way to use up paper that you're not fond of. Have a very happy week, Sue xx
Jennie what a beautiful gift this will be for your Grand daughter. A true keep sake. Such a giving album with it's inside detail giving us many options for it's use. I love the idea of adding a bracelet inside. Delicate use of colour, the additional strip adds extra detail so that wonky cutting was meant to be.
Beautiful remake of Kirtsen's fabulous design thanks so much for sharing.
Wishing you a super week Hugs Tracey xx
Gail said…
WOW this is so wonderful - I like that added drawer and your grand-daughter is going to love this! TFS
This is so, so sweet, Jennie - such pretty colours, and those delicate butterflies, the flowers and the spidery vintage script make it so elegant and decorative. The hidden drawer is a lovely touch. An absolute treasure for your grand-daughter.
Alison x
Fonda said…
Gorgeous album! I love the soft blue.
Margaret Mifsud said…
Oh my!! What a gorgeous gift for your Granddaughter Jennie! The cover is stunning and the little drawer and accordion book on the inside is a delightful surprise! This will be a much treasured keepsake! hugs xx
Redanne said…
Jennie, this is so very precious, you have decorated it beautifully. I love the wonderful surprise inside and I think your Granddaughter will treasure this! Thank you for sharing the link to Kerstin too. Hugs, Anne xxx
Maria V said…
Beautiful, love the drawer!
Anonymous said…
Oh what a lovely little keepsake album! And a fabulous idea for a birthday to slip a little bracelet in the drawer! My daughter is 10 and this is the perfect little book to gift to her. As always, your choice of soft muted colors are beautiful. Congrats on two years!
Anonymous said…
Oh what a lovely little keepsake album! And a fabulous idea for a birthday to slip a little bracelet in the drawer! My daughter is 10 and this is the perfect little book to gift to her. As always, your choice of soft muted colors are beautiful. Congrats on two years!
KGBaird said…
Just lovely! This is the perfect little album to house a tiny keepsake, and I’m sure your granddaughter will love it. Congrats on two years!
sarascloset said…
As always, your work is so beautiful, Jennie! Your collage is so sweet and the papers you've chosen are gorgeous! It's so hard to believe this is made from 2 layers of paper--it looks as thick as chipboard. I love the idea of the little drawer to hold a gift and the fold out page to include favorite photos for your granddaughter! She's going to love this! thank you for sharing the link; I need to check this out! Sending hugs and birthday wishes for your granddaughter!
Маги said…
Congrats on the blogaversary! Beautiful album, Jennie!
Hugs, Maggie
A Pink said…
Your album is so beautiful , Jennie and the design is wonderful with its small scale size and the hidden box inside topped with the accordian box . What a very special card/ gift for your granddaughter . Im sure she will love it and treasure it forever .

Hugs x
Beautiful creation and a perfect gift.
Great antique looking flower girl mini album. Such a great job and inspiration. Tfs
Marisol said…
Thank you for sharing the work of Ms.Hyde and her for allowing it. I also love Maja papers. Loved the way you used the papers in your creation. Am sure your granddaughter will cherish it.
Jean said…
This is so pretty, vintage feel but soft colours ! Many thanks for the inspiration (and thanks to Kirsten ) Thank you for the hop x