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Making Memories Last with Holiday Mini Albums

Posted by Graphic 45 12/27/2017 15 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,

Hello, G45ers!

 Print out those holiday photos and put them in a gorgeous handmade album.  In this blog G45 Brand Ambassador, Einat Kessler shares her interactive album that she created using Winter Wonderland and St Nicholas ephemera cards this album is easy to create and would great with any of collections.  Let’s jump into the fun memory keeping album below.  


Christmas Mini Album

By Einat Kessler

Hi dear crafty friends! Einat Kessler here with a new project. Today I’m sharing this festive mini album that will fit all your holiday photos.


I love creating mini albums from scratch. I feel like I have more creative freedom when I can decide what size the mini album will be, how many pages it’ll have etc. This mini album is no different! I have a great tutorial for you showing you how to build the cover and the pages.


Check out How to Create a Journaling Cards Mini Album by Einat Kessler on Snapguide.

How to Create a Journaling Card Mini Album


Instead of using the paper collection for the pages I decided to use the beautiful Ephemera Cards to create the pages. After creating the cover and the binding mechanism I attached the cards back to back. I created pockets and divided pages just to make it more fun!


Here are some of the pages:


The Ephemera cards are double sided so there are so many patterns to play with!

Tip #1: When creating a mini album always make it thick enough to allow room for the photos.


Tip #2: Use a thick enough chipboard for the cover. It needs not only to hold the cover but the entire weight of the pages and photos.

Graphic 45 Supplies:


Have a wonderful holiday season and a Merry Christmas!”




Looking for more projects done with Ephemera cards by Einat.  

Master Detective Mini Album, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo6.jpg

Master Detective Mini Album 

By Einat Kessler


Tip: When embellishing the cover don’t add just cut out paper images from the collection. Add more dimension and interest with an object that goes with your theme. For example: I used two little small “evidence” bottles and added little images on them.


See full post here


Master Detective Mini Album, by Einat Kessler, product by Graphic 45, photo5.jpg


Big thanks to you for joining us for this mini album edition, and to Einat for sharing her awe-inspiring ideas and creations.  We hope you too share your projects by posting your projects online using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  We look forward to seeing what you create!


Happy Papercrafting!  

15 Comment(s)

Vanessa LeClear:
12/27/2017, 03:00:53 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rosann Barnes:
12/27/2017, 03:08:50 PM

Great idea ... those Journalling cards make greast bases for mini albums ... love it !

Michele Lewis:
12/27/2017, 03:26:12 PM

I LOVE this idea! The ephemera cards are so beautiful in themselves, a nd this shows them off to perfection!

Michelle Nettleton:
12/27/2017, 04:06:43 PM

What a special album! Love the use of the ephemera cards!

Kathleen E Capachione:
12/27/2017, 04:36:45 PM

Love Mini albums and this is a great one. Thanks

Kirsty Vittetoe:
12/27/2017, 05:28:05 PM

So pretty. So fabulous!

Glenda Buster:
12/27/2017, 11:20:31 PM

Love the mini albums created using ephemera cards! Thank you for the Snapguide.

Dorothy McCarthy:
12/28/2017, 08:08:24 AM,

Wonderful books!!!

Cheryl Wells:
12/28/2017, 12:06:21 PM

Beautiful mini-albums - love both!!!

Catherine Skrehot:
12/28/2017, 12:27:39 PM

Beautiful work, as always. Thanks for sharing!

Martie Rollin:
12/28/2017, 02:50:10 PM

I love mini albums! Thanks for these great ideas!

Janet Ingraham:
12/28/2017, 04:24:32 PM

Love these ideas!

Suzy Q:
12/29/2017, 03:59:24 PM

Very cute idea! Gonna try to make all my grandkids a mini album before long! Thanks so much!

Beverly Khosh:
01/03/2018, 04:51:15 PM

I just purchased loads of the St. Nicholas collection. Thanks for the great and inspirational ideas on how to use them. Beautiful!

Tina Z.:
01/17/2018, 02:36:10 PM,

Absolutely stunning work!

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