Laugh & Love Mini Album

By  Lindsey Botkin 

size: 5"x5"

  • Laugh & Love Mini Album
  • Album Opened


  • On Board Bitty Book (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Cream cardstock
  • Patterned (Websters Pages): Verandah; Front Porch
  • Rub-on sentiments (Crate Paper)
  • Ribbon: brown taffeta; sheer cream
  • Large cream flowers (Prima Marketing)
  • Rhinestone brads, three (Making Memories)


  • Brown ink pad
  • Brown pen
  • Foam sponge
  • Paper piercer
  • Distressing tool
  • 1. Cut cream/tan paper to fit front and sides of album case. Sponge edges with ink and adhere to box.
  • 2. Cut 1-3/4"x5" blue paper strip. Sponge edges with ink and use distressing tool to roughen paper. Pierce hole border along top; connect holes with brown pen for faux stitching. Wrap ribbon around paper, adhering ends at back. Adhere paper to box.
  • 3. Insert rhinestone brad through one or more paper flowers; adhere to box. Apply "My mom taught me to love" rub-on at bottom edge. Apply "mother" rub-on to cream cardstock and cut out; adhere to box.
  • 4. Cut 1"x8-1/2" strip from blue paper, sponge edges with ink, and cut one end in a "V." Adhere strip to spine and top of box, aligning one end with top open end. Insert brad through "V" end before adhering.
  • 5. Cut blue paper to fit front and back covers of album, including inside covers. Sponge edges with ink and adhere to album. Cut cream/tan paper to cover spine, ink, and adhere. Tie ribbons around spine.
  • 6. Cut cream/tan rectangle. Staple ribbon tab to one edge. Pierce hole border; draw pen stitching. Insert brad through flower and adhere to album. Apply "Love & Laugh" rub-on.