Mini Book Tips

Yesterday I showed you how I altered the cover of my Hallow-mini.  Today I want to show you how I laid out my pages.  Now, in case you haven’t figured this out about me yet I like to plan things out! (ummm hello, did you see how I planned out my 120 days album?)  Because I don’t like to make Halloween pages I wanted this album to be easy to add to year after year.  And that means I wanted the pages to be DONE!

I think the easiest way to make a lot of pages for a mini album is to follow a pattern.  My pattern paper pattern (say that 10 times fast) is vertical middle, side, edges, horizontal middle, and bottom.

I used a few traditional Halloweeny pattern papers.  To make them tie in to the rest of the album I tried to pair them with a graphic ribbon as I did here.

Most of my pages use a gothic/victorian type pattern.  Lots of flocked paper and repeating patterns.

To add a little interest on this page I cut out two diamonds and popped them up with pop dots.  Then I added a green gem to the center.  This is probably my favorite spread!

While most of the book is black and orange I also added green in a few places.  Like this adorable spider paper.

Since so much of my paper was black or gray I used lots of ribbon to add some pops of color.

Each page has a shipping tag for journaling and a label for the year and child’s name.  To be sure that I have what I need in the years to come I just tossed those items into the page protectors.  Along with an embellishment here and there.

I didn’t pull this album together all in one day.  So as I was working on it I had all of my supplies in this 12×12 envelope.  That way when I was ready to work I could just pull out my supplies and get to it.

Do you prep your whole mini album before hand?  Or do you like to make it as you go?  What is your favorite Halloween line/style right now?  Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear all about it!

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