Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mini Album - 4x6 sheet protectors

I love mini albums. I love how you are only limited by your own imagination! I have a lot of people ask me – what type of photos do you put in them, because they are so small? Well, most of my books accommodate wallet sized photos. I usually select the collage printing option at my local photo processing center, and I can usually get 9 wallets on 1 8x10.

One day I was waiting for my photos to process, and I noticed a package of 4x6 plastic photo sleeve refills on sale for $.50 a pack. So I decided to create a mini – embracing the “Simple” design of traditional scrapbook pages but sized at 4x6.

I used Marion’s Vintage Trinkets with my “HOARDED” last few sheets of Prima’s Flights of Fancy paper for the cover. When I say hoarded – I mean have had for years refusing to use.

For the inside pages I used Prima’s Melody collection with various Prima flowers, stamps and bling. Last week I shared with you how I used the Prima packaging in this book, and I think you will agree, it turned out wonderful when I added photos.

Sorry for the glare on the following photos. I wanted to show how the pages look inside the sleeves.

I think my favorite part of this album is its simplicity. Also - I love how I can take advantage of the page protectors and incorporate larger more dynamic 4x6 photos with the smaller wallets. The paper collection also gives pleanty of journal space.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.
Tonya Gibbs


  1. Oh my gosh, what a way to make those plain sleeves beautiful! That is a great way for a mini. Thanks for sharing you wonderful creations

  2. That is such a cute mini! I never thought to make a cover for the id badges. I just added ribbon to bind it. TFS

  3. Beautiful Tonya!!!! What a creative way to make a mini using the 4x6 page protectors...I must try this...thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Tonya, that little album is full of lovliness! I'd have snatched up those page protectors at that price as well, good to see them get used, especially in such a lovely way!! TFS

  5. Adorable mini Tonya! I just love your minis! And I LOVE Prima Flights of Fancy paper. Hugs, Amy

  6. Tonya this is beautiful, you are so talented.

  7. This may seem silly, but where did you get the 4x6 page protectors. I'm looking to make a quiet book for my girls for church with little cards that are two sided. Are your page protectors clear without the little white mesh insert?



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