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One of the new classes I”m teaching this year at The Paperie is a series of seasonal mini albums. They’re a great size – 6×8 – and although they can very easily stand alone, they can also fit into an album, like the October Afternoon Daily Flash albums or Simple Stories Snap binders. We’ll be making them with sturdy covers so they’re beautiful on their own!

The first album was to document the summer months – June, July, and August.

summer front cover

We made cover pages for each month, simple but focusing on one special picture from that month.


June was still pretty cold around here but it was nice enough to go hiking!


July was hot and beautiful and we spend loads of time at the beach.


August was up and down but we managed to get a great day to go sailing with my dad, one of the kids favourite things to do!

We also added lots of fun things to the album, like a couple of chevron envelopes for pics:

june envelopes front

And then we misted the back with some stencils:

june envelopes back

We also added a full size coloured envelope:

july envelope front

That holds a tiny mini of additional pictures:

july envelope open

I used my Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen to add shimmer and shine to all the foam Thickers:

august sparkle

There were also some acrylic pages and some pages we made into pockets, plus some cool monthly dividers. I didn’t get pics of everything but there are a few more photos you can see at Flickr.

We’ll be making the fall album the beginning of December and the papers I’ve picked out for that one are pretty awesome – if you’re around here, maybe you should think about joining us!