I will start off by saying I never make mini albums for myself, they always end up as gifts. Last night, however, I decided to create a super quick one for all of my DEPLOYMENT DROP photos. These were pictures taken on the day the girls and I dropped my husband and another troop off at their squadron to deploy back in July. I just couldn't seem to decide which ones to scrapbook so they all ended up in this mini instead.
The base of this mini is actually a cereal box cut down to size.
A peak at the inside. You can see the pocket I created to put all of the photos I chose not to mount on the main pages. Great way to get them all in there with out the pressure of actually mounting them.
A quick look inside.
Top view of the pocket with those pictures in it.
The album all layed out. Each page has a picture on both the front and the back and two pages slip into one of the accordian folds that I eyeleted together to create a small pocket. They fit snug, so there is no worry that they will just fall out. I have seen this accordian pleat pocket used on many different albums and in many variations. Accordian pleats are not new nor is it a new idea to use them like pockets. So, I will not give any one person credit as that would be silly considering how often I have seen forms of this one idea.
Originally I had planned to create some stationary (non removable pages) in with the accordian pleat pockets but I just got lazy and wanted to get this album done. It all worked out though.