Envelope album

Hi there, how are you all doing?
We over here in Sabah, Malaysia is having out Harvest Festival holidays for two days – today and tomorrow!! Yay!

Today I want to share with you an Envelope album that I’ve made. The idea in making it is from this tutorial from North Ridge Publishing. I am so going to buy the Mini Album inspiration book!

It is so happened that I’ve got a bunch of photos from the recent Family Day of my DS, and this is what I’ve made:

The envelope is easy, you’ll just need an envelope template and start creating from there. The difference between what is being shown in North Ridge Publishing and my album is that I didn’t use brad to create the twine securing part. Instead I’ve used eyelets and some small circles to create it.

Here are the inside pages:

I’m keeping the medal in one of the envelope. I can actually keep letters or some other memorabilia in those envelopes.

Yup, the last page is us being silly doing the “jump”:

I hope I’ll get the Mini Album inspiration book pretty soon and start creating other mini albums.

Happy Scrapping!!

What I’ve used: Basic Grey Hopscotch pattern paper, October afternoon Thrift Shop label and word stickers, Bella Blvd Honey I’m home stickers, some distressed ink and circle puncher.

Love mini album

Did this mini album today with left over pattern paper from Echo Park sweet summer time, plus the new stamp set that I get from Technique Tuesday – Love by Ali Edwards. I just love those quotes and simple sentences and it is just perfect for this album which contains photos of my family.
This little house chipboard from Maya Road is just so fun to work with, what more with colorful Echo Park papers.
I’ve also used Martha Stewart’s butterfly punchers and Fiskar Retro flower punch. I created the front retro flower by stamping it with yet another Technique Tuesday Verbose stamp. Distressed it with Tim Holtz’s antique linen distress ink. Love the result.
Here are the inner pages decorated with Sweet summer time’s element stickers and more of Ali’s stamp.

I wish I’ve a smaller circle punch though, just to match up with Ali’s round stamp.

Wishing you a happy week ahead.


I did another mini album over the Raya holidays. I’m utilizing my Zutter bind-it-all, Marvy scallop oval puncher, We Are Memory Keeper’s corner chomper, Maya Road journal stamp, red embossing powder and a bit of creativity. I’m loving my Zutter and corner rounder.

These photos were taken way back in 2004 during a short trip to visit a local library there attending a forum/conference concerning local history. What it was, wasn’t that important and memorable to me (:D), leisure is more fun, and I get to meet up with some distance relatives over there.
Here are a few inner pages.

Yes, I get to visit the birthplace of our ex-PM (Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir Mohamad), the Menara Alor Star and the place where the famous dodol is being sold.


This fold-out album is inspired by Pamela’s proof mini album, I even copied some of her sentences which I think it is applicable to mine. Thanks Pamela!

I’ve actually been wanting to such a mini album like hers but can’t find the right chipboard album since I don’t want to buy new stuff. Fortunately this came in some times ago after winning it from a challenge. Thanks! I forgot from who and what reason now..

This is basically a semi-finished fold-out album form Little Yellow Bicycle. It is very easy to put together and I’ve almost used all of those little die-cut from the kit.

I’ve more photos than the space provided for each flip, thus I’ve add extra pages by adhere another piece of paper on one of the fold-out using Making Memories paper pack.

After making this album, then only I realised that it is not so durable as a chipboard album. So, maybe it is not so suitable for my boys to hold it frequently either. Hmm.. maybe I’ll make another one using chip-board.

Thanks for looking.

CD minibook 2

I’ve done CD minibook before here for myself. This time the album is upon request from Calvin for himself and mainly he wanted to be part of it. Half willingly I wanted him to have some fun too. I said half, ‘cos I’m worried that he’ll spoil those photos, those embellishment and wasted my adhesive.

Anyhow, not only I let him had a go in adhering those photos, I let Mervin in doing the same too. So they split their fun and I had fun embellishing it after they have gone to bed *wink*.
Calvin was so proud of this little book of him that he even brought it to church yesterday and took it out to show his friends. I’m glad that he has develop this crafting spirit but that also means I might be loosing some of my stuff to him.
It is a very simple minibook without much journaling but it is another way to showcase some of his baby photos.

Publish PostI first learn how to do this mini album from Grace T, here. Do drop by her blog to say hello.
Product used: Imaginisce bouncing baby boy, shake, rattle & roll rub-on; Gypsy harvest musings rub-on; American Craft celebration PP; Daisy Bucket designs rub-on; HOTP boy tag; Jilibean soup minestrone PP.

The 4-hour project

These are the pages from the project I’ve mentioned in this post for using only 4 hours to finish a album contains 40 photos. I did more than that, I’ve more than 40 photos in this album and I’ve used 2 nights to put all the photos together but use another night to put them all in the album as I got the album only later.

This is the title page, sorry for the blur photo taken last night.
These are some pages inside the 6″x6″ album:

This is super fast, so I’m thinking to do another album but this time on a 8″x8″ for our Disney trip.