How to Make an Easy Heidi Swapp Art Walk Mini Album
Any time is a good time for an easy mini album
It’s been a minute since I actually crafted a mini album. This one today is for my daughter. We have had a wonderful summer spending time at the lake. These lake days have been glorious. When friends come along they are even better. This mini album celebrates summer, time with friends, and beautiful views.
First, I gathered all the items I knew I wanted to use to make this summery book the perfect look. Too many options can be overwhelming, so I stayed with the Art Walk Collection, using the Project Pad and 6×8 Paper Pad as needed. I also incorporated some stamps as well as the 6×12 Sticker Sheet, Washi Tape, those fabulous Alpha Stickers + the always included Definition Stickers.
The next thing I did was used what I know. With the busyness of summer, my creativity is a little off. I decided I can be frustrated by that OR I can go back on what I know. I chose to simply reach for some of my go-to ideas for this little book. You can see how the mini album was actually made in THIS video right HERE. I’ll share with you the back to back binding that Heidi has made so popular. I will also show how you can add in this acetate page sandwiched between two pattern papers.
There are a couple of pockets incorporated in the pages. I love these spaces for journaling, as well as for extra photos, of which I had at the end. So they too made it inside the pockets. Because what is a mini album without interactive elements anyway?
The embellishments sort of repeat themselves too. I used the Embossed Tags on several of the layouts but also utilized the Definition Stickers on each page as well. Since the book uses a back to back binding it does not leave a whole lot of room for bulking embellishments. Therefore I kept them as flat as possible. If you know me you know that is a feat all unto itself.
Stamps played a roll as well. Since the journaling was hidden, the tags, stickers and stamps did the talking for me on the pages.
An easy mini album. A few photos. Lots of words. Plenty of memories that help to tell the story.
You can find Heidi Swapp Art Walk Collection and Stamps at JoAnn Stores
author: Jamie Pate