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Posted 8/25/2013 by Christina Collins in General Scrappin'

Christina Collins

PeaNut 524,162
October 2011
Posts: 755
Layouts: 121
Loc: Virginia

Posted: 8/25/2013 7:12:28 AM
Quick question for those of you who mainly make mini albums.
Do you actually use them for photographs, or do they just end up being a decorative piece? Do you just end up stashing them somewhere, do you give them as gifts, or do you sell them?

I'm just curious! I actually started out making mini albums but switched over to 12x12s when I realized that I wasn't USING them. I miss making them though!

gluemore girl

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September 2006
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Loc: New England

Posted: 8/25/2013 7:18:32 AM
I add pictures but have not made many of them for myself.
I have a few mini album projects in mind though.

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PeaNut 224,490
September 2005
Posts: 677
Layouts: 22
Loc: Port Coquitlam, B.C. Canada

Posted: 8/25/2013 7:23:15 AM
I have used all the ones that I have made! They are fun to put pics in of little events or trips. But I have also given a fair amount of them away!

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PeaNut 260,218
May 2006
Posts: 2,153
Layouts: 31
Loc: Missouri

Posted: 8/25/2013 11:05:55 AM
I only make them to use. I do almost all of our vacations in mini book styles, plus I have one for our date nights, yearly Halloween costumes, seasonal, etc. I love mini albums. Now I do have a couple of the daybooks waiting on projects. They were on discount, so of course I had to buy


PeaNut 456,832
February 2010
Posts: 217
Layouts: 0
Loc: manheim, pa

Posted: 8/25/2013 4:50:17 PM
I mostly make them to make them or to give away. of all the ones I have made, I think only three have actual pictures. I'm a paper person and no matter how I might try I am just not a picture taker and memories aren't in pictures some how for me....


PeaNut 515
May 1999
Posts: 1,292
Layouts: 89

Posted: 8/25/2013 5:15:27 PM
I make a lot of mini albums and yes, they all have plenty of photos in them. I have made quite a few to give as gifts but I have some I made for myself. I'm not sure if an 8x8 album would be classified as "mini" but that is a size I use quite a bit. I plan on looking for a pretty basket, a good sized one, to put all the minis in so anyone could look at them whenever they want.


PeaNut 427,211
June 2009
Posts: 3,068
Layouts: 53
Loc: in my scraproom in PA

Posted: 8/25/2013 9:49:34 PM
Mine have plenty off photos.

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PeaNut 553,267
May 2012
Posts: 939
Layouts: 31
Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 8/25/2013 10:00:02 PM
All of mine have photos in them or will have photos in them....
I make them mostly to give away. I made one for my inlaws in New Zealand with photos of DS, I made one for my mother with photos of DS, one for my girlfriends' new baby, sometimes for trips etc....

I do regular layouts (12x12) for most of my stuff but do mini books to give as gifts.....


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PeaNut 366,645
March 2008
Posts: 1,517
Layouts: 4
Loc: Northeast Pa

Posted: 8/26/2013 1:27:06 AM
I have made 2 mini's and the 3rd is still work in progress. Both the 2 finished ones were gifts so they were filled with pics and journaling. The 3rd one that's being worked on is the first one just for me and I hope to add pics to it...I'd hate to just be empty

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Perfectionist Pea

PeaNut 23,809
October 2001
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Layouts: 386
Loc: Just a short drive from Nashville, TN! (Yee-Haw Ya'll!)

Posted: 8/26/2013 1:37:58 AM
I only make one if I have a specific set of pics in mind. I LOVE mini albums. I keep them with the rest of my albums and I love to look through them.

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PeaNut 564,014
August 2012
Posts: 102
Layouts: 27
Loc: Oregon

Posted: 8/26/2013 1:48:01 AM
I make mini's as gifts, to sell & to keep. If for gifts or to keep they have pics & journaling. And I often have some with photos in them on display when I sell at craft fairs and bazaars.

Collage prints are great for mini's you can print multiple photos in a variety of smaller sizes perfect for mini albums.

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PeaNut 45,964
August 2002
Posts: 11,736
Layouts: 280
Loc: Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts

Posted: 8/26/2013 7:15:20 AM
I have made several and they all had photos but one, which was specifically a book of quotes. I usually do them around a particular event or theme.


PeaNut 158,747
July 2004
Posts: 1,294
Layouts: 27

Posted: 8/26/2013 10:45:06 AM
I make minis for gifts and for my own use. If I don't have pics to include in a gift mini , I decorate the pages leaving space for the recipient to add their own pics and I usually include a tape runner for convenience, especially for those who don't scrap. The minis I usually do for self are either of a vacation or a misc. theme. All else goes in a 12x12 or 8 1/2 x 11.

I like minis because they are much more portable than larger albums. And I like the idea of customizing the covers and display them in a basket, table or shelf as a decorative piece for guests to access.

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PeaNut 45,810
August 2002
Posts: 4,700
Layouts: 14
Loc: Over the Hill and Enjoying the View

Posted: 8/26/2013 10:54:10 AM
I have lots of minis in baskets around the house. My friends say they love to look at them. They'd rather browse a mini than a 12x12 album. And they all contain pictures.

I used a LOVE word book mini (remember them?) as a gift tag for a wedding shower and included pictures of the engaged couple.

Currently thinking about making a mini with pics of all the lighthouses we've seen here on the East Coast.

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