Ten Things I Love About You Mini Album by Maija Männistö

Monday, March 30, 2020

Hi there! Maija Männistö here to share a mini album made with Bloom Street. My daughter turned 10 this month and I wanted to make a mini just for her with as many photos as possible. Together with the photos I added ten special things about her, my sweet girl.
I used the Mini Album Tabbed Edges cut file that has five pages. But as I wanted to do a ‘ten’ themed mini I added one more page to get 10 pictures in the mini. For the pages I chose six different 12x12 patterned papers to get lots of colors and patterns. To get six pages I cut the second page twice and then just hand cut the scalloped edges. For a finishing touch I added one of the Tassels from the collection, I love dangling pieces on mini albums! For each page I added hand stitching in different colors. I also added some white gesso and white acrylic paint to not only to bring a little texture but also tone down some of the busier patterns.

For the cover I wanted to add a big and fun title so I chose two different cut files for it: Ten and the Scroll Banner. I cut them from white cardstock and backed them with patterned papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. The papers I chose have the iridescent details on them so they really make the title pop! For the tiny alphas I went back to Paige’s Whimsical collection and used the Foam Mini Thickers. I love how the colors match perfectly!

For each page I put a photo each and backed them with patterned papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I used several different pieces of embellishments, varying from page to page.

From the 2x2 Paper Pads I used both the patterned pieces as a whole or as a pennant and also the phrase pieces for fun quotes and sentiments.

I used the Washi Tape for some DIY embellishments. I adhered the butterfly washi onto white cardstock and then cut the individual butterflies and added two of them to each page. From the word washi I made a fun sentiment banner and from other patterns I made pennants in different sizes. I used several pieces from the Ephemera Die Cuts and Floral Die Cuts, adding lots of flowers especially!

I also used the Cardstock Stickers and the Puffy Vinyl Stickers for embellishing. You can never have too much of embellishments in a mini, right?!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, remember to live your life in full bloom!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts, washi tape: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Mini Album Tabbed EdgeTen, and Scroll Banner by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves


  1. Love this idea!!!! And LOVING this album!!! GORGEOUS!!!

  2. A beautiful project full of so many special details! All the stitching in multi colours is beautiful and adds so much interest and whimsy! Your daughter must have been over the moon. Gorgeous Maija !! xK

  3. Awesome idea and awesome mini album. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful album! Can you tell me who makes the colorful binding rings?


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