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Birthday Mini Album Idea

Mini Album FrontToday is my husband’s 29th birthday (Happy Birthday Baby!), so I made this mini album for him in place of a birthday card. First of all, I have to give him total credit for the idea – he sent me 30 emails on my birthday, each one listing something he loves about me. So naturally, I wanted to make a list for him too :)! To make the album, I first decorated the whole thing with coordinating papers (the measuring tape and ledger papers are great for list/accomplishment themes). Then I added romantic photos from our recent trip to Cape Cod. Finally, I added word strips with the 29 things I love. The front is just a title page, so you will know what to expect on the inside, and the back panel has the handwritten birthday message on it. I love accordion albums like this one, because you can fan them out and put them on display in front of a mirror, so it’s easy to see all the pages at once.

Credits: Album by Oriental Trading Company; papers by K&Company; stamps by Prima, Stampin’ Up! and StampCraft; ink by Ranger and Stampin’ Up!; other: brown cardstock, matte photo paper. Fonts: 39 Smooth and Carlotta.

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8 responses to “Birthday Mini Album Idea

  1. saffiertje September 18, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Oh Jess, this is so lovely! And so much love inside!Great idea!

  2. Mom September 19, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    It was so wonderful when Chris gave you his “30 things…” on your birthday. Now you’ve given him a beautiful response with this accordian birthday card. Putting it by a mirror is such a good hint.

  3. Rachel September 20, 2008 at 10:56 am

    LOVE it!!!

    thanks for sharing… except now I feel REALLY bad for my poor, neglected hubby!

  4. Cherry May 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Hi, I love your mini album. I am interested how you made it. Coz my bf 29 will be 3 weeks from now and I’m was thinking to make him a scrapbook or mini album.

    • Jess May 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Hi Cherry,
      The album was from Oriental Trading company, but it looks like they don’t have that one in stock right now. I’m sure you could find a similar accordion album at a craft store or online. They’re super easy to work with – just adhere scrapbook papers and photos with double sided tape or other adhesive. I typed up my list in Word and printed it on photo paper, before cutting each one out and adding it to the book. Hope this helps. Have fun :)!

  5. Jessica June 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    This is the most amazing thing.. you gave me inspiration for my boyfriends birthday card. I absolutely love this and your work :)

  6. Tatiana October 13, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I actually had the ideato present my husband a book “101 reasons to love you”))))
    but, Jess, this one is also lovely ! Great idea )

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