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[Video Tutorial] Micro Mini Album

Posted by Graphic 45 03/06/2019 54 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to a fabulous G45 blog post, where today the theme is "Good things come in small packages."  Nichola Battilana shares the most adorable teeny tiny, Micro Mini Albums and a video tutorial.  These cute DIY albums feature our Love Notes paper collection and are a great example of what you can create for our #G45Album - March Challenge.  So pull out your crafting stash and let's get busy.  


Micro Mini Albums

By Nichola Battilana


“There are areas of paper crafting that I am not particularly adept at. Scrapbook layouts are one, albums are another (knitting is another weakness but let's not go down that road). While I’m not very good at creating albums, I do enjoy making book, and miniatures.




And so, I’ve made some mico albums with Love Notes. The littlest books that you ever did see!


They’re quite tiny, at just a smidge over 1” wide. Some may think they’re far too small, but that’s ok, I think large albums are rather daunting! These are just big enough to tuck tiny notes, a lucky penny, a little feather or four leaf clover.



Perhaps you might include some teeny tiny portraits of imaginary relatives.


Or photos from you were little.



If you’re feeling adventurous, you could make a sweet little art journal.



Or add a string to tie your memories up safe and tight.



Like most good things, these require some fiddling.



But the results are adorable and sweet as can be.



If you’d like to make your own batch of teeny tiny micro albums, I have a video tutorial HERE.


Video Tutorial:


Hardcover Micro Albums Featuring Love Notes



Here are all the bits you’ll need:

Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • Cardboard

  • Glue

  • Measurement notes:
    Inside pages: 1.25” x 12”, scored at every inch

  • Card for cover: 2 pieces just a smidge larger than the finished folded page size inside (add about 1/16” to the length and width). 1 spine piece approximately ⅛” wide

  • Paper for cover: approximately 3.25” x 2”



And that’s everything you’ll need to make a big library of tiny books!” ~Nichola


What a great way to kick off our March Challenge.  We hope you learned a few new tips and tricks to try out.  Please join us in the comments by thanking Nichola for sharing these genius micro albums.  We wish you a wonderful and crafty day.  


Happy Papercrafting!  

54 Comment(s)

Jean Marmo:
03/06/2019, 11:39:54 AM


Patty Blank:
03/06/2019, 11:46:36 AM

Wow, not sure I could do such tiny work. They are very pretty and really show off the Love Notes papers.

Judy Sjostrom:
03/06/2019, 11:54:42 AM

Oh my gosh!! Must try this. Soooo cute! Love them!

Glenda Buster:
03/06/2019, 12:04:05 PM

These are too cute! Just the right size to include with a small gift or card!

Priscilla Hughs:
03/06/2019, 12:29:50 PM

Love this idea! Will definitely give it a try. Great video too...easy to follow!

Heather Cutting-Rayl:
03/06/2019, 12:34:36 PM

Absolutely wonderful! As a miniaturist, I have been making tiny books and journals like these for years and they are my favorite form of paper crafting too! I love the way you used the Love Notes collection!

Dorothy McCarthy:
03/06/2019, 12:39:56 PM,

These are way too cute!!!

Regina Harrison:
03/06/2019, 12:41:24 PM

So small and cute, but a fumble finger like me would have a hard time with it.

Sue D:
03/06/2019, 12:47:30 PM

Oh my--these are adorable!

03/06/2019, 12:49:05 PM

Sooooo adorable!

Holly Hatch:
03/06/2019, 12:52:13 PM

So adorable--the mini albums. Thank you for all the ideas.

Leah Matthews:
03/06/2019, 12:55:31 PM

Those micro mini albums are genius! How adorably cute are they?

Bev Drake:
03/06/2019, 12:56:26 PM

Gorgeous little albums which are so cute. Great tutorial & will certainly try my hand at making some of these especially with those superb Love Notes papers.

Sylvia Allan:
03/06/2019, 01:03:52 PM

Stunning little master pieces . . . love them :) x

MaryJane Wilkins:
03/06/2019, 01:10:29 PM

When I saw these on Instagram I “ran” right over here for the video! Perfect timing, I’ve been planing an assemblage project in which I want to add a miniature book shelf! Great project and fabulous paper! Thanks!

Nancy Souder:
03/06/2019, 01:17:04 PM

I have always loved miniatures and hope I can pull a couple of these great little treasures off. Thanks so much!

03/06/2019, 01:32:11 PM

These are so cute! Doubt my fumble, arthritic fingers could accomplish them but I just might have to give it a go.

Nancy Mac:
03/06/2019, 01:48:06 PM

These tiny albums are so adorable! I can't wait to try this and I'd like to thank Nichola for sharing her talent and detailed instructions.

Jan D., FL:
03/06/2019, 01:49:18 PM

These are so adorable. Thanks for the video.

Barbara Millar:
03/06/2019, 01:59:10 PM

Cute as a button will try these cute little mini books

She Fowl:
03/06/2019, 02:15:31 PM

Love micro albums...Great ornaments or keychain gifts...Thanks for the tutorial.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Gorgeous and so very lovely!

03/06/2019, 02:39:35 PM

These are so cute. Thank you for the tutorial.

Lynn Harrell:
03/06/2019, 03:27:19 PM

These are so stinking cute. Can't wait to make some. Thanks so much for sharing.

Raya-Jean Za:
03/06/2019, 03:32:52 PM

Nichola B. your tiny album is adorable!

Jo Smith:
03/06/2019, 04:13:05 PM

Adorable, cute, and so mini, love them! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Jolley:
03/06/2019, 04:36:16 PM

Oh my goodness, how sweet and adorable are these!! Thank you very much for such a lovely project, wow!

Martie Rollin:
03/06/2019, 04:48:18 PM

Beautiful paper collection...but my hands are far too big to make something this tiny!

Carla Hundley:
03/06/2019, 05:08:55 PM

So adorable and very pretty. Carla from Utah

03/06/2019, 05:32:47 PM

These are so lovely and a great way to uses up leftover pieces from other projects as well.

Kate LeBlanc:
03/06/2019, 06:15:05 PM

Those mini albums are so cool. Can't wait to try one. Another great day at G45!

Susan Ashby:
03/06/2019, 07:23:23 PM

Love the mini albums. I would use as prayer journals.

03/06/2019, 10:30:48 PM

They are so cute and would look fab inside a mini album x

Pirjo Callies:
03/07/2019, 01:29:43 AM

Nicola, your tutorial is the best I've seen for the mini mini album. And the gorgeous Graphic 45 papers makes them so precious. Thank you for showing.

Robbie C.:
03/07/2019, 02:06:06 AM

What a great way to keep your loved ones close no matter how small your purse! As a I visual learner, I appreciate the video help.

Jennifer L:
03/07/2019, 03:41:44 AM

What a sweet little mini album.

Anne McIntosh:
03/07/2019, 07:10:01 AM

What wonderful little gems! As I age, my ability to work with things this small tends to be frustrating. I can do the 3X3 albums, but somehow they're not as cute as these (especially with the Love Notes papers!).

03/07/2019, 07:43:23 AM

These are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the video. I hope to try these as soon as my paper arrives.

Barbara G.:
03/07/2019, 10:53:32 AM

Nichola, these are precious. I have tiny pics of my grandchildren & would love to make one of these to put in my purse. Thank you.

03/07/2019, 11:01:32 AM,

Very beautiful. Love Graphic 45 paper. Thanks for doing the video. You made it seem so easy.

03/07/2019, 12:33:28 PM

Love it!! I can add this tiny teeny little book into a memory book. Thank you very much for the inspiration

Sally Royal:
03/07/2019, 05:02:27 PM

Love the video. You make it look so easy that I’m inspired to make a few of my own.

03/07/2019, 06:03:42 PM,

How adorable!! Now I see what I can make with a single sheet of paper.... and lots of patience! Thanks for sharing!

Corrine Hall:
03/07/2019, 06:47:48 PM

They are just sooooo cute

Bev Barker:
03/09/2019, 06:38:12 AM

OMG how cute are those! Love Love Love. How do you get a picture that small. I sure am gonna try this

Jerry Mills:
03/09/2019, 09:35:26 AM

Darling little keepsakes!!!

Teresa Trump:
03/12/2019, 08:19:14 AM

Beautiful micro-mini albums. Would make great keepsake for a wedding.

03/13/2019, 01:59:03 PM

Have you seen Queen Mary’s Dollhouse. It has a library of small books written by or signed by the original authors. Scale of one inche to twelve. Leather bindings with gold leaf. Google it for a little fun!

Judith Kaufman:
03/17/2019, 08:51:17 AM

Simply adorable! So sweet! I can’t wait to try my hand at making at least one!

Sharon Hastings:
03/26/2019, 11:36:46 AM

Great way to use up scraps, adorable.

Sharon Hastings:
03/26/2019, 11:36:47 AM

Great way to use up scraps, adorable.

08/05/2019, 02:59:22 PM

Oh, these are wonderful!

08/05/2019, 03:00:00 PM,

These are so cute!

Lisa Kindred:
03/27/2020, 12:30:55 AM

Omg!! I’m obsessed already! The video made it look so easy! I can’t wait to try! Thank you!

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