All Things Mini

Maya Road

Hi everyone, Sarah here. Today I am playing with some of the super cute mini chipboards that came out at CHAW 09. I had a selection of photos of my nephew Reilly, but some of them were blurry. I decided that printed smaller they would not be so bad. I think mini albums are a great way to use those slightly blurry shots. 


  1. Journal Scroll Coaster Album
  2. Gears Mini Chipboard
  3. Tree Mini Chipboard Set
  4. Jonathan Mini Chipboard Set
  5. Tags Keychain Set
  6. Borders Chipboard Sheet
  7. Brackets Chipboard Set
  8. Noah Alphabet Rubons
  9. Postage Stamps-Black Rubons
  10. Microchips Brights-Scallop
  11. Microchips Bright-Arrows
  12. Patterned Papers (I used Cosmo Cricket)
  13. Black Ink
  14. DMC Thread
  15. Waxy Thread
  16. Distress Crackle Paint
  17. Glossy Accent
  18. Blue Ink

Use distress paint, paper and ink to various size and shape gears, allow to dry. Select the words you want to use and ink them black, once dry apply glossy accent.

Cover the title page with patterned paper.I then used the papers to create layers on my title page, then layered the gears on top. Outline the papers and gears with pen then apply a small amount of glossy accent over the pen lines. Once dry add the title.

For something different on the next page I cut my photo to the shape of the album then added a small piece of patterned paper to one corner then used waxy thread to stitch it together. See picture below

Once you have stitched the page adhere to the album, trim sand and use pen to outline the page. Then cover 2 hearts with paper and attach as well to the lower left corner.

On the next page I cover the page with paper and added 2 smaller layers of paper and a circle. I then added more mini gears to the page. I assembled the layers together first then stitched the layers together before attaching to the page.

I then added Reilly as the title.

The next page is simply a photo with brackets which I covered with paper and the word wet. This was inked and covered with glossy accent.


the next page is covered with paper, a scrap piece punched with a scallop punch on the left side. I used a small piece of border chipboard sheet inked blue at the top of the scrap. I then covered 2 Tag Keychain tags with small photos and layered them onto the page.

The next page is simply adding a photo and using brackets painted with crackle paint.

Cover the next page with paper, use scraps to create layers. Paint mini trees and apply glossy accent. Cover trunks and bird with paper and trim. layer the trees onto the page and then attach the bird.

Next page is a photo and word. This is one of the badly blurry photos I was given but still used.

The next page has another blurry phoo which I made even smaller so it wasn't as noticeable. I used paper as the base then layered on some scraps, also used the scallop punch. I inked a microchip arrow black and applied glossy accent. I also covered a microchip scallop shape with paper and added a postage stamp rub-on.

On the next page I cut paper to size, then cut a circle from the patterned paper and stitched it onto the page using backstitch and DMC thread. I then attached it to the page, added rubons and the mini letters.

And finally I saved my favourite picture till last, Reilly crawling up the slide with mud smeared around!! What a great adventure for a little boy!! Waving big hellos to you in Port Moresby Reilly. I simply added a picture. I also covered the back page with paper as well.

Hope you enjoyed this little project. A huge thanks To Caroline and Deb for creating these FANTASTIC new mini chipboards.


Categories: Mini Albums
Tags: chipboard, mini-albums, photos, scrapbooking, stickers