Horizon Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Monday, March 9, 2020

Hey crafty, scrappy friends! Amber Mitchell here on the blog today to share with you this adorable travel-themed mini album I created using Paige's Horizon collection and Mini Album Tabbed Edges cut file.
Now, although I don't travel often, I love the Horizon collection! The colors, patterns, and sentiments just speak to me and I always find the collection easy and natural to work with. So, even though I don't have photos for this travel album just yet, I could not resist making it to match a paper suitcase I made.

For the base of this mini, I began by cutting the cut file from Paper 24. I love how simple yet vibrant this pattern is with all of the colorful brush strokes. Since I needed the album to fit inside the suitcase carrier I created, I resized the cut file as a whole until the largest page measured just under 4.5 inches in length.

Once my pages were cut, I machine-stitched around them using gold thread. Then it was time to assemble the album. This cut file cuts out holes that can be used to bind the album together. I recently ran out of binder rings however, and, since I'm not quite yet confident in my ability to bind with thread or string, I took a different approach. Instead, I omitted the binding holes from the cut file and opted to use double sided tape to bind the pages. I did this by scoring the left edge of each page at 3/8". I then folded up on those score lines and simply used double sided tape to attach all of those little tabs together. Now each page of the mini album can be folded forward for viewing.

With the assembling done, it was time for my favorite part: embellishing! It's so satisfying to see a project come to life with the use of bits and pieces. I used both the Floral Die Cuts and the Ephemera Die Cuts to embellish the album. I also pulled a few pieces from the Stickers to layer as well. A few extras from my stash like wood veneers and handmade flair acted as nice finishing touches.

For the cover, I wanted to create something that would draw the eye in. To do this, I used three of Paige's Rolled Flower cut files to create some small dimensional florals from Paper 14. I love the texture and dimension that these flowers added to the project. I also used Paper 14 to create a butterfly embellishment using the Layered Butterfly cut file.

Now all embellished, this mini album is ready for photos! In the meantime, I can store it safely away in it's matching suitcase!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Take care and happy crafting! See you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts: HORIZON; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: Mini Album Tabbed EdgesRolled Flowers, and Layered Butterfly by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambismail / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr


  1. This is STUNNING! LOVING the rolled flowers and the layered butterfly!!!!

  2. My mind is blown! You have squeezed every once of cuteness out of this mini possible !! That little suitcase is also adorable ! I can't even xoK

  3. Amazing! Where can I find the suitcase cut file?


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