Pitlochry, Scotland Folding Squares Mini Album

Monday, June 29, 2020

I have a new Folding Squares Mini Album to share with you today created with Bloom Street which documents our hour in Pitlochry, Scotland! I have a step-by-step photo tutorial on THIS blog post for assembling the base of this type of Folding Squares Mini Album, and a video YouTube tutorial HERE.
Here is a quick flip through so you can see how this mini album looks "in-person":

For this mini album I cut the five folding squares from Paper 03Paper 08Paper 09Paper 14, and Paper 18. As I glued them back-to-back I created pockets to hold tags by only adding adhesive on the left, bottom, and right edges. Now I have more space for additional photos and journaling - win win!

On the cover I added the title made with the mini alphas from the 4-Page Sticker Book and framed it with a Floral Die Cut trimmed in half. To keep the album closed I stapled a piece of purple gingham ribbon to the front and back covers. When closed, the album is 3 1/2" square and each individual section when opened is also 3 1/2" square.
Each section opens up to reveal a plethora of photos and embellishments! In this open square I used a combination of Puffy Vinyl StickersCardstock StickersFloral Die Cuts, and pieces from the 4-Page Sticker Book. The right section holds a full 3 1/2" square photo.
For the journaling, I copied and pasted our blog post re-cap of Pitlochry, changed the font to Remington Noiseless at size 8, printed it out, and trimmed it into strips. I used liquid glue to attach the journaling strips in place. I kept this square on the monochromatic side and used purple and blue embellishments. Both top sections have a full 3 1/2" square photo.
Notice I notched the top left edge of each section to help make taking the tag out a little bit easier. To do this, I simply used a circle punch and only placed it halfway down to punch a semi-circle notch. The photo on this section is 3" square with a white border - I printed my photos at home on my Canon Pro-100 printer using Canon photo paper.
This section has lots of PINK and a few other pops of color. I layered a lot of pink flowers on the bottom left triangle section. Have fun playing with the angles of this type of album!
By cutting the Floral Die Cuts in half and adhering them on opposite sides of the crease, the album still folds up nicely.
Here are the fronts of the four tags that are tucked into the pockets. This way I was able to add additional photos and embellishments. I stapled pastel ribbons from my stash to the top of each tag for texture, color, and to help make pulling out the tags easier.
And here are the backs of the tags with bits of Bloom Street embellishments:
The album splays out into a fun star shape and the ribbons that hold the album closed can also be used to keep the album opened. Dual purpose!
A mini, mini album for sure and a fun way to keep memories preserved! I hope you are inspired to pick up my Bloom Street collection and Folding Squares Mini Album cut file! 
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOM STREET; Cut file: Folding Squares Mini Album by Paige Evans; Ribbons: American Crafts


  1. Wow wow wow!! You never cease to amaze me!! This is GORGEOUS! Loving the shape of this mini and loving how you added all the photos and embellishments!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  2. A whole lot of cuteness. Honestly, I can't believe how tiny it is. That's a design win in itself ! The pink 'SWEET' page stands out to me as I love the way you piled on all the pink flowers on the left of the fold. I mentioned somewhere that it seems like you could walk right into the photos. I'd wander into that ice cream shop and order Lemoncello in a cookie cone, ha! 😁💕 xK


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