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Creativity Prompt – How To Make THE QUICKEST Mini Album – EVER

September 18th, 2009 by Avital

THE QUICKEST Mini AlbumI am always trying to come up with the quickest and easiest projects for Creativity Prompt, but this time I have really outdone myself…

All you have to do is gather all your 4″ by 6″ photos together and in a matter of minutes they are all assembled in a cute mini album, with a twist.

This project is perfect as a last minute gift, or a mass production gift as well as a way to deal with a large amount of photos that convey the same story.

If you want to watch me make this mini album, than keep scrolling.

Tools & Supply

How To

[Music with permission is by Josh Woodward]

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Cut the acetate piece to 4″ by 6″.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of cardstock to 4″ by 6″ each.
  3. Temporarily adhere both cardstock pieces together and cut a shaped window out of them – you may use any shape and any die-cutting system you prefer.
  4. Adhere the cardstock pieces and the acetate in a Cardstock-Acetate-Cardstock sandwich.
  5. Back each photo with a 4″ by 6″ piece of patterned paper.
  6. For the back cover, cut 2 additional pieces of cardstock at 4″ by 6″ each and adhere together – back to back.
  7. Gather all your photos and both cover pieces together and punch 2 holes w/ the Crop-a-Dile.
  8. Fasten with the binding rings.
  9. Tell the story.


Shana Tova (Happy New Year) to all my Jewish readers!!!


If you have any question, suggestion or remark – don’t hesitate to contact me – either leave a comment here, use the contact form or start a new thread on the Creativity Prompt Flickr Group!!!

I would also be very happy to see your own creations, so don’t be shy and share 🙂

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22 Comments to “Creativity Prompt – How To Make THE QUICKEST Mini Album – EVER”

  1. stephanie says:

    Love your Quickest mimi album. Loved the video and the music. I have some pictures of my newest grandbaby printed. I’m getting busy right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Avital says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I really appreciate it. I LOVE quick albums. You still spend time and love but concentrate on the story more.

  2. Amy says:

    That is so cute. I really want to make that!

  3. Tina S. says:

    I made one of these mini books a couple of days after it was first posted and it came out so cute! My book had about 30 photos and I worked it up in a couple of hours (which also included searching for the perfect eyelet, cutting patterned paper to attach to the back of some of the photos, and clean up) and was genuinely satisfying. I really enjoyed making it and I was able to use up some of my stash…and not having to buy an album made it easy on the checkbook, too! I have several other “photo collections” that I will be using this technique for. Thanks so much for sharing! Love it!

  4. annie says:

    hi,wat type of adhesive did you use?

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  8. Stasia says:

    I saw this tutorial a while ago and was too busy to put one of these together, but I’ve printed out pictures now for two different ones. Well, five, really, but it’s two copies of one book and three of a second. I’ll take pictures and post them on my flickr. Would you like me to put the link up here when they’re done?


    • Avital says:

      SURE! I’d love to see your minis once they’re done! It always makes me happy to know my readers has gone ahead and followed one of the prompts! Thanks for letting me know!

  9. Lisa says:

    Made some of these for Christmas this year. They were so cute! Thanks for such a great idea!!

  10. kerri says:

    Thanks for such a great quick idea for gifts!
    What a great way to get albums done for the time strapped
    like me!
    Gret video tutorial also!
    Great work!

  11. ARC says:

    This is so great! (And your post date is the day my daughter was born, which is cool too!)

    Thanks for the idea. I love how simple it is.

  12. NL says:

    What’s the name of the circle tracer that you used? I can never find a good instrument to make circles with.