The Leinies Mini!

3 Sep

Mini albums are something that I just don’t do.  They are adorable, yes, and they give me a sense of accomplishment because (sometimes) they take less time than a full-sized album to “finish”, but I just can’t justify storing 700 little awkwardly-shaped things all over the place.  So I never make them, until I see a great idea and I happen to have the perfect photos for the job.

With that, I give you the Leinie’s Mini.  I have been completely inspired by Melissa’s mini creations over at and when I read something somewhere about using cardboard coasters for the covers of an album, I went crazy because I knew I had some sitting on the coffee table that just happen to be picked up when I went on a brewery tour earlier this year.

I went extra crazy when I realized I had Honey Weiss coasters, so I had an excuse to go nuts with all of my bumble-bee product.  Happy Betsy!!!  (ie “B”)

Of course I had to add some twine.  It seems to be my calling card these days.

I hate to admit I had a ton of fun making this.  I started and finished in one sitting!  There may be more in my future…storage issues be damned.

Products used: MME twine, Echo Park Paper Co. Country Drive collection, Distress Ink in Wild Honey, Chalk Ink, matte finish Mod Podge (only on covers)



One Response to “The Leinies Mini!”

  1. Kristen September 3, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Well, I was hoping to see something you worked on last night, but I’m happy to know that I was one of the first to see this project! Maybe you could hang up all your future mini-albums? Easy storage!

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