With so many photos that we take at the Happiest Place on Earth, we surely have enough to fill an album, and creating a mini album for your trip is the perfect solution to holding all of those special memories in one place! Michelle Flynn is with us to continue our Week of Magic here on the blog, with a truly wonderful mini album created with the Magical Memories Volume 2 and Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic collections that we know will inspire you! Let’s take a look!
Hi friends! Can you believe how beautiful the new Magical Memories collection is? I’m so in love with it, and incredibly happy to be here with you to share a mini album I made of some sweet memories from the most magical place on earth more than 25 years ago! Our son was just a little guy then, and I used this incredible collection to document a few of our visits by creating this mini book!
Supplies | Magical Memories 3 x 4-inch Journaling Tags, Magical Memories Die Cuts, Magical Memories Cardstock Stickers, Black Parker Alphabet Cardstock Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Circle Stickers, Magical Memories Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 6 Puffy Word Stickers, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Magical Memories Paper Stack, Magical Memories Tab Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp, January 2022 Kit
The Magical Memories Magical Memories Paper Stack is the perfect size for the outside of your mini. I cut down thin cardboard into 3 sizes: two sized at 3.5 x 4.5 inches and the bind at 1 x 4.5 inches. I took one sheet of the yellow stars paper and adhered all 3 cardboard sections on the white backside of the paper while using red line tape to fold the top, bottom, and corner pieces over. I loved that I did not have to cut down the 6 x 8.5 inch paper at all. I took the multi-colored thin striped sheet from the Paper Stack and cut it down to size for the inside of the album. Are you a puffy sticker fan like me?! I loved adding that adorable castle and the title of the mini from the Magical Memories Puffy Stickers! I added a fun border to the front of the mini, too, by using the Magical Memories Paper Stack.
For the inside cover I used the Title Builder Vol. 6 Puffy Word Stickers for my title and those adorable mini ears using the Magical Memories Puffy Circle Stickers. Page one of my mini needed nothing more with that sweet “fun & magic” die cut photo frame from the Magical Memories Die Cuts. It was the perfect way to start this mini.
For my inside pages I cut white cardstock into five 4 x 6-inch sheets and scored them down the middle as that would give me twenty 3 x 4-inch opportunities for pocket tags and photos and keep the mini chunky without being too bulky. I kept the binding simple by using black and white string and this allowed me the freedom to insert, remove or relocate the 4 x 6-inch sheets easily as I worked.
I started working on each section and those Magical Memories 3 x 4-inch Journaling Tags were simply perfect. I adhered them onto the scored white cardstock sheet and started having some stamping fun with the Title Builder Vol. 6 Simply Magic Stamp. I embellished the pocket tags a bit more with the Magical Memories Die Cuts, Puffy Stickers, and Puffy Circle Stickers.
I really enjoyed using a combination of the Magical Memories Paper Stack and the Magical Memories 3 x 4-inch Journaling Tags for my individual pages. I made a few pockets within the pocket tags to showcase more mini photos and also if you look closely, I made a few hidden pockets between the sections.
Here are more pages of my mini:
That’s a wrap on this heartfelt mini of mine! It was definitely worth the time, because the Magical Memories collection inspired me and brought back so many magical memories, and now I now have a sweet little keepsake to remind me of these moments. I cannot wait to make a few more to document even more Main Street Memories with this release, and I am so excited to see YOU document your memories with this special collection! Share them on Instagram using the #ellesstudio hashtag and don’t forget to join the fun in the Elle’s Studio Facebook group, too! Happy creating!