Secret Garden Mini Album

Happy Friday! Michele, here, with a little mini album project today. Earlier this summer my daughter and I visited the local botanical gardens. The highlight of the gardens for her was the children’s garden. We spent half the day there, easily. There was an area that was essentially a maze, with tunnels covered in plants. A dream come true for a child! Pure magic. So I titled my album The Secret Garden, and I used quotes throughout from the classic book by the same name, by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The original album base has a pink, black and white color scheme. I left the pink outer cover, but I used patterned paper on all the interior pages. The paper collection and many of the stickers and die cuts I’ve used are from BasicGrey’s “Mint Julep” collection.


I stamped a flower from the Elegant Flowers stamp set on to several different papers and cut them out to use as embellishments. It’s always helpful to have flat embellies in a mini album, and repeating the same flower image over and over brings everything together.


This album is unique in that it has some hidden pages that you pull out. Perfect for The Secret Garden theme!

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I wish that I could fit into all of those maze tunnels too!


I saved a few pages for my blog, so if you’d like to see the rest of the mini, please head on over – It’s About the Paper.

The flower stamp I used is from Elegant Flowers:


Today’s my last post as a DT member. I’ve enjoyed every minute and I hope I brought some crafty inspiration to some Sweet fans!

Now’s your chance to work with Nicole and brand new Sweet Stamp Shop stamps and On Cherry Street kits. Today is the last day to apply for the next Design Team term! You can find all of the details right here.


7 Responses to Secret Garden Mini Album

  1. OMGoodness! I love this! Super cute! If only I had the guts to try to make one!!! Great job!

  2. jessaherself says:

    Wow Michele, your mini album is awesome. I the love hidden pages and your layouts are wonderful!

  3. Dorina d says:

    How fun to have such cute hidden pages in the mini. Very nice work

  4. Cindy Groh says:

    I love the way the sides pull out. Great mini.

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