DIY Flip Down Mini-Album & A Giveaway

Hi there! Kristin here, and today I’m sharing a DIY flip-down mini-album from a visit to Chicago last summer.

I love creating travel mini-books, and I’m usually guilty of making at least 3 or 4 for every trip I take. Wanting to tell the story of one crazy day in downtown Chicago, this book was created using Persnickety Prints retro/cardstock prints; Project Life journaling cards from Studio Calico; and the accordion style mini-book technique found in my newest online workshop: Fold It In. To learn more about the workshop, click here or scroll to the bottom of this post for a chance to win your very own spot!


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This album came together so easily. Photos, journaling cards, a sheet of patterned paper, washi tape, and pens. The Polaroid prints work perfectly with the flip-down style of this album. Aside from the perfect spot to add some washi tape, the bottom of the polaroids are a great place to add some extra journaling. This is a fantastic way to use up those extra Project Life journaling cards that you’ve been holding on to! 

This DIY mini-album technique is my absolute favorite right now. I love that I can make a full album using just supplies from my stash, and I really love that I can create the mini-album work for the specific story I’m trying to tell. Because I’m deciding the size of the album, I can make it as long or as short as I need to and fill it with as many or as few photos as I have. These books are super interactive and are always a favorite when guests come to visit.

Thanks very much for stopping by today. If you’d like to catch up with me during the week you find me at or on instagram, facebook, and twitter.

ENTER TO WIN A SEAT IN FOLD IT IN – a new workshop by rukristin papercrafts

To enter: Leave a comment here by Wednesday, May 22st at 11:59 PM EDT. (Don’t worry, you’ll receive a full refund if you purchase the class and win).
Increase your chances of winning by posting about this giveaway on twitter/facebook/or your blog. Be sure to come back and post a link as a new comment entry. Post a new comment for each. Good luck!
The winner will be announced here on Thursday, May 23rd. 
Giveaway has ended. The winner is Winkasheart! Please contact me at Congratulations!



May 14, 2013
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