Card Mini Album by Maija Männistö

Monday, August 17, 2020

Hi, Maija Männistö here to share a mini album made with Bloom Street! This summer all the traveling will be within our own country but that doesn’t mean we can’t see amazing places and record memories! I used the Mini Album Card With Pocket Envelope and Tags cut file for this one. For the cover I used Paper 20 and I hand stitched around the edges of both covers, piercing the holes first and then stitching with thin crochet yarn.

For the title of the mini I cut a banner from a paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I used several flowers from the Floral Die Cuts on the back of the banner. The title “Saimaa”, a huge lake and district in the Eastern Finland, I made with letters from the Puffy Word Stickers. I love the possibility to create my own mixtures for different words with these! To keep the mini album closed I took three yarns and braided them to make a long piece to tie the mini closed.

The inside piece of the mini I cut from Paper 17. It is a perfect backdrop for all the other patterned papers I added as it is not too busy.

I hand stitched around the shaped cut outs, bringing some texture and color to the background. For the circle I even added stitches across the circle to create a fun way to add embellishments.

For the patterned paper squares I used various papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad, also backing the cut outs. For embellishments I used the Floral Die Cuts and the Ephemera Die Cuts. I also added some stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book. To add as many photos as possible into the mini I layered photos by stapling them together. I always have such a hard time narrowing down the amount of photos so this is perfect for me! I also created a pocket into one of the squares by cutting a slit in the middle of it. I adhered it onto the mini with some foam tape so there is enough room for the photos.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a lovely and crafty day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Mini Album Card With Pocket Envelope and Tags by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves


  1. Absolutely AMAZING!! I love love love all the hidden bits!

  2. So clever! The little string art is cute as can be! Looks like a fab holiday too ! 🥰❤️


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