I really love mini albums. I don't make them often enough, but when I do...it's always fun and I wish I made them more often! Posh Designs has 12x12 chipboard sheets that make awesome mini albums. I used my paper trimmer to cut 1 12x12 piece into 6 4x6 pieces. Those 4x6 pieces became the base for my mini album.
I also love all the prima flowers that Posh Designs carries!! Here is a big Fiesta Flower that I used on the cover.
I used a 6x6 paper pad by Nikki Sivils called My Sweet Cherry Pie. The colors were perfect for what I wanted to make. I also like to keep a theme going throughout my mini albums. They are much easier to put together for me that way. I decided the left side of the album I was going to use the Tree Paper from the paper pad and would contain a photo of a family member. The other right side of the album would be journaling about that person and some of the other fun patterned paper in the My Sweet Cherry Pie collection. Here are a few pages from the album.
I kept the design the same on both sides of the album. This made it very easy to put together! I used mod podge to adhere the paper to the chipboard pages, and then it all came together very quickly. So...if you are afraid or intimidated by mini albums...don't be! By following a simple design plan, you can put together a wonderful mini album in a short amount of time.