Ireland Mini Album

Thursday, March 19, 2020

I'm using our "extended Spring Break" to finish up some unfinished projects! Starting with this Ireland mini album based on a tutorial by Stefanie Ried.

Check out the video flip through as I walk you through this mini album:

I began this mini album two years or so ago using my older Pick-Me-Up collection. The covers are made from the specialty floral transparency paper and I used papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad to create the inner pages.

It's basically three little mini albums built inside one! So fun and interactive to flip through.

To keep the album closed I attached an eyelet through the front and back covers and tied it closed with some blue ribbon from The Stamp Market. I finished it up with a dangly charm. I sandwiched buttons, acrylic tags, puffy stickers, sequins, and chipboard stickers onto three pieces of white embroidery floss and then tied them through the front eyelet.

On the cover I made the title with the dark blue Mini Thickers with a piece of scalloped gold Washi Tape tucked underneath. I trimmed off a gold foil border from a sentiment die cut and stamped the dates we visited on it to place above the title. I fussy cut around a colorful "wonderful" die cut and tucked it into the top to finish the front.
On the inside cover, I copied and pasted a lot of the journaling from our blog post re-caps and printed it onto smooth white cardstock. I used my favorite font, Remington Noiseless, at size 8. I used spray adhesive to attach the cardstock in place so the adhesive wouldn't show through the transparency. I cut up a "story time..." die cut and glued the pieces to the top since there is a long story to read!
Now I'll post a picture of every single page/spread, starting with the mini book in top section, then the middle, and the bottom. Let me know if you have any questions about any of the pages and I'd be happy to fill you in! Otherwise, it's just a whole bunch of pictures below :)
Popping in to talk about this handmade paper clip - it's actually leftover from the SWAG I made to give away at Creativation 2018! I've held onto them and use them every now and again on my projects.
Add other papers besides patterned papers for a fun and eclectic album - this page is made with a clear transparency paper.
To add even more photos, create flip-ups! This picture flips up to reveal...
...a side-by-side photo.
I hope you are inspired to make this type of mini album! I love slowly but surely getting our travels documented!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, floral transparency, Thickers, die cuts, stickers, sequins, buttons, acrylic tags, embellishments: PICK-ME-UP; Ribbon: The Stamp Market; Font: Remington NoiselessSewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Printer: Canon Pro-100Canon photo paper


  1. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Loving the size of it, how you added the typed journaling, and still added handwritten journaling, and love love love love the amazing photos!!!

  2. Positively charming Paige. The divided pages are so unique. Your kiddo's have sure grown since this holiday. As I have 2 black kitties, I loved the photo of Jane & Fox visiting with the kitty on the window sill. Ireland is a lot more colourful and funky than I had ever imagined. I love the coloured houses and vibrant doors and window boxes full of flowers. It's like a fairytale land. Would I be too snoopy to ask who's on the left of the divided page in front of the castle? That's such a cool idea <3 xK

    1. It's Ronald and Nancy Reagan on their visit to the same castle many years before :) Copied/pasted from my blog post recap of the visit: "Our last destination in Ireland was Ashford Castle. It was an hour out of the way (so two hours round trip), but it was worth every second. You see, on September 7th 2012 (just a few weeks before Fox was born), Chris and I took a trip out to Simi Valley to go to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. It was there we saw a picture of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in front of the Ashford Castle during his trip there in 1984. On my blog post recap I wrote: Note to self: go to Ireland and visit this castle! (never actually believing we would)." Anyway, it was just fun to re-create the pic :)

    2. How absolutely fantastic and romantic to make that come true! Thanks for sharing your story ! I love that <3


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