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Mini Scrapbooks and Gift Album Ideas and Tutorials


Mini scrapbooks make fabulous gifts for family members, teachers, coaches, and friends. You can construct them in an evening making them perfect last minute Christmas gifts. Record special life moments in these tiny books. Each of these articles will guide you step by step to help you make a scrapbook gift that a loved one will treasure. The best part is that you can easily complete each of these albums in a day.

1. One Sheet of Cardstock Mini Pocket Scrapbook

This 3x4 inch mini scrapbook has eight pages, each of which has a 2x3 inch pocket which can hold photos, memorabilia such as ticket stubs, or journaling tags. This book would be perfect as a birthday card with the title "8 Wishes for You" or an anniversary card titled "8 Reasons I Love You." You can also attach this book to your scrapbook page and use it to hold your journaling or extra photos.

2. Scrapbook in a Box

The Scrapbook in a Box is a mini book that folds, accordion style, out of a small box revealing photos, journaling, and embellishments. This scrapbook can easily be created in just a few hours and is perfect for gift giving for the holidays, birthdays, Mother's Day, graduation, or any occasion.

3. Accordion Fold Mini Book Video Tutorial

Can't fit all your favorite photos on a single scrapbook page? This mini accordion fold scrapbook is a neat and decorative way to pack in even more memories. This video tutorial walks you step by step through the process of making the book and attaching it to you scrapbook page layout.

4. CD Holder Mini Scrapbook

This mini album allows you to incorporate your photos, embellishments, journaling, and a CD of recorded music or video clips on every page. Each page of the book is a CD pocket that you can embellish like a scrapbook page and also fill with a CD of memories.

5. Recipe Book or Birthday Card Organizer Mini Scrapbook

This veratile book has a large pocket on every page. It can be used as a family recipe scrapbook that will be treasured for generations or as a personal organizer. These are so fun to make that you will want to give them to everyone you know.

6. Stand-Up One Sheet Mini Book

This is another mini scrapbook made from only one sheet of cardstock. The book can stand on its own and contains 6 sides. It makes a fabulous little gift book, and could also be used on a scrapbook page to give you more room for journaling and photos.

7. Container Brag Book Mini Albums

Mini scrapbooks can fit into everything from a CD holder to an empty mint tin. This article shows you how to make a scrapbook in an empty die box - recycling at its best.

8. Pop-Up Accordion Style Mini Scrapbook Gift Album - Video Tutorial

This mini scrapbook opens to reveal page after page of folded accordion-style pages that have room for journaling, photos, memorabilia, and embellishments. See how to make an adorable and interactive mini scrapbook.

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