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!
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.