Sweet Pocket Card Mini Album

Hi everyone! Colie here, and I am so excited to be able to share my mini album with you all today!  We all love how mini albums look, right? But it is so much work!  Not to mention buying a bunch of extra supplies.  But, it doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming.  I made an album using pocket page cards that I already had, punched some holes, added D-rings, and done!  And let’s be honest, if you use the pocket page style of scrapbooking you probably already have too many of these little cards – use them!!

2014-04-08 10.04.16Now, I will admit that I learn SO MUCH from my Sweet Family here, particularly the card makers!  First off, be adventurous with your stamping and try different materials.  The front cover of my album is a transparent plastic, it gives a lovely effect when stamped!

2014-04-08 10.04.28I would suggest using an ink like Staz-On for an application like this, but I cheated (oops!) and using Ranger Archival Ink.  I had to let it dry for a VERY long time and be super careful when stamping to not spread ink around.

2014-04-08 10.04.37 2014-04-08 10.04.45I used some simple heart stamps throughout the album to tie in a theme.  Hearts and gold accents were my main design point which made it all pull together pretty quickly because I didn’t need to think too much about what to put on each page!

2014-04-08 10.05.01 2014-04-08 10.05.10The other thing I have learned here at the Sweet Stamp Shop is to try new types of inks!  I am loving the fun effect of using a gold metallic ink in this album.  It has a totally different feel from other inks.

2014-04-08 10.05.15 2014-04-08 10.05.32I would definitely suggest the Starts Here stamp for this type of project.  It’s a stamp I use all the time and it worked wonderfully for the cover of my album and even a couple pages.

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I would also suggest something like the brand new Feeling Today or Emotions which both have great emotion stamps and that wonderful heart I used over and over in this album.

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EmotionsI had so much fun putting this together and I hope you give it a try too!  Please leave me a comment below letting me know how you like to use your pocket cards outside of the page protector!  I am always looking for new ideas!  And be sure to “like” the Sweet Stamp Shop Facebook page so you don’t miss out on any of the latest releases, blog posts, and sometimes even coupons!  See you sweet stampers soon! 🙂

 

9 Responses to Sweet Pocket Card Mini Album

  1. Love your adorable glittered mini album! I use mine as embellishments on layouts and as the focal points on cards! Layering other things with them, but am starting to “hoard” some of my fav’s!

  2. These are so cool, I would use them to add and embellish some of my pages. Very cool.

  3. Tela says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the idea!

  4. BSotelo says:

    Saw this on Pinterest, but when combined with your style… A-dorable… Love it!

  5. Super Gorgeous Colie! Love all of your details!

  6. Linda Bohnert says:

    So cool. I have been so enamored with the Toilet roll minis but this is a great idea which I plan on trying soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. retrohipmama says:

    i am all over this mini album! love the colors and especially the gold! another fantastic creation! 🙂

  8. katie brooks says:

    Oh my goodness! Love this!

  9. Chrissy L says:

    OMG! This is a totally amazing album. I love everything about it!

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