Easy Ideas For a Mini Album | Heidi Swapp Sun Chaser
Mini albums and weekend adventures just seem to go hand in hand. But then, so does Sun Chaser and a weekend get away. Just the name itself hints of fun and upbeat times. It’s one of those collections begging to tell sunshiny stories.
I’ve started this mini album of a recent weekend get away to the water. I’m going to make this a bit of a mini series (see what I did there?) on the blog as I add some ideas to said mini album.
Here today I want to simply chat about some easy ideas for adding to a mini album. These ideas are very doable. And maybe you are trying them already. But here’s for some mini album inspiration, just the same.
A Large Title
A mini album almost always has a cover of some sorts, right? This mini album in particular is about 8 inches wide and 6 inches tall. Perfect for a good size title. The Sun Chaser Thickers make for great words that inspire a reader to open the cover and take a peek. And that ‘weekend’ word could not have been more perfect for this particular mini. So challenge yourself, next time, to find a bold title to create interest in your story and photos and a great title on the cover.
A Unique Cover.
This mini album is influenced by a class that none other than Heidi Swapp recently made available. She encouraged the use of plastic paper not only as the cover of the album, but there will also be a plastic clear page inside too. Now, don’t limit yourself to plastic paper. Sometimes that can be hard to find. Other ideas for a unique cover include vellum, which I have done before. And besides that, acetate. That type ‘paper’ is a bit easier to get one’s hands on. And the finished result is no less spectacular.
OK. This may be a gimme. But words, people. Some times just single words or phrases capture all that a person needs to know in a mini album. On the opening page of my Weekend Album you immediately get the ‘enjoy’ vibe. Then the idea that there is a story to be told with that How I Feel Today journal card stashed under the photo. So remember to take advantage of stickers and word phrases that support the story on the page. They often also make for great journal prompts, as well.
Now what kind of mini album or any page project for that matter be without definitions? Definition stickers? By way of confession, I have to admit, under the influence of Heidi herself I love to trim up the definition stickers. It makes them more interesting. It gives a little vintage edge as well. Here with the ‘today’ journal card, adding in the cut up definition stickers made for its own embellishment cluster.
While these mini album ideas are not really anything new, I hope the pointing them out to you will give some specific ideas as well as inspiration for your next Sun Chaser Mini Album. Use one of these ideas. Use them all on one page even. The ideas and combinations are endless. And so is the opportunity to tell your story with these easy ideas for a mini album.
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author: Jamie Pate