Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Mini Album Tutorial | with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here to share a little tutorial with you today!

While I was playing with the gorgeous Pumpkin Spice collection by Simple Stories, that I was given by ScrapMuch? for my latest DT Reveal, I could help but think "Mini Album" when I saw these papers...

So using two sheets of this particular patterned paper, as well as a bit more paper and some great Pumpkin Spice embellishments I set about creating a cute mini!

Have a look:

I started by choosing a section of this patterned paper for both the front and back of my mini and filed in other pages as I went along.

I tried to create a balance between photo mats and journaling areas.

I also embellished with die cuts, and stickers - popping up some for added dimension.

This mini and these papers are so perfect for anything fall, from pumpkin patches, to cozy sweater selfies, to chasing colours and coffee dates.

I had an extra bit of this pattern left over that I used to create this "fall" page.  I trimmed it a little shorter for some extra impact. I like the varying sizes of the pages.

The page on the right had these great phrases printed on it, I used the second sheet of the same pattern to cut out every second word and pop dotted them over the same words on my original page.

I used a scrap of coordinating pattern paper to create tabs in my album.

A lot of the die cuts, were perfect matches to the pattered papers, both in size and colour so in a few instances I pop dotted the matching die cut over the pattern for impact.

How cutd is the inclusion of a pumpkin recipe!

I took every opportunity to layer elements, you know how much I love that right?!

This seemed like the perfect place to say good-bye!

Once I had my pages created, I punched holes in each page so that I could join them together to form my album.

I played around with the alignment a bit, even used a template to check each page, to ensure that I didn't punch through anything important.

I toyed with a few binding options, and considered jump rings.

But in the end I opted for some pretty fibers from my stash.

So glad you visited today!


  1. Wonderful album, Laura! I LOVE those papers! :)

  2. What great use of such a beautiful paper! I love playing along with pocket scrapbooking and mini albums..they are always so much fun!