Grammy Mini Album Frame Tutorial by Becki Adams

Becki Adams (Blog: Becki Adams | Instagram: @beckiadams | Pinterest: @jbckadams | Twitter: @beckiadams3) made a beautiful frame to hold a mini album and she's going to share how to create it in a step-by-step photo tutorial!

Becki Adams


Becki Adams_Mother's day Completed Project
Supplies: Daydreamer Paper Pad (366767) – 6X6 Paper Pad, Daydreamer Stickers (366777) – Stickers, Daydreamer Stickers - (366776) Accent & Phrase Stickers, Daydreamer Buttons - (366796) Wood Buttons, Daydreamer Rubons – (366783) Rub on Transfers, Day Dreamer Die Cuts - (366789) Die Cut Shapes, Daydreamer Enamel Dots – (366785) Enamel Dots, Dimensional Stickers – (366786) Dimensional Embellishment, Amy Tan Plus One Ribbon - (366862) Remarks, White – (AC71259) Cardstock, Hinged O Rings - (366612) Hinged O Rings, Butterflies - (366618) Wood Veneer, Wood Veneer Banner Tags – (366643) Narrow Wooden Tag, Daydreamer Journaling Pockets – (366791) Pockets with Inserts

I often create mini albums for my kids' grandparents for various holidays. I thought I would change things up for the album I created for my mom for Mother’s Day this year and frame a mini album. It was a fast easy Mother’s Day gift! I started by creating my album with white cardstock. The frame I wanted to use holds a 4×6 photo so I cut my cardstock a little bit smaller and made sure to leave room at the top for the rings that hold the album together. I have 3 kids and I wanted each of them to have two pages  in the album (one for a photo and one for journaling).

Becki Adams_Cutting Pages

After I had my pages cut I was ready to get to work. I gathered lots of supplies from the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection, Amy Tangerine’s Plus One collection, and the DIY Shop collection.

Becki Adams_Mother's Day Framed Album Supplies

I started creating with the cover. I used a bit of a scalloped Kraft colored banner on the cover. I embellished it with rub ons, ribbon, a wood veneer tag, and Thickers for my title.

Becki Adams_Mother's Day album Cover

Each of the inside pages of the album contained a photo on the upper portion and a journaling pocket with a card on the bottom. I gave each of my kids a journling card and let them write a special message to their Grammy,

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I kept the embellishments to a minimum because I wanted the photos and journaling to shine on this project. When I had finished my album I clamped them all together so I could punch the holes evenly.

Becki Adams_Album Clamped together

After I had the holes punched I covered the back part of the frame. The portion behind the glass where the photo would go with patterned paper. (I left the glass out of the frame entirely.)

Becki Adams_Patterned Paper in Frame

Now it was time to adhere my album to the frame. I did this with very strong double sided tape.

Becki Adams_Album with adhesive

Only the back page of the album is adhered to the frame. There rest of the album is held together with small binder rings.

Becki Adams_Mother's day Completed Project

Becki Adams_Mother's Day Frame Album

And that’s all there is to it! Now my mom will have an adorable mini album to put on her desk, complete with a few photos and journaling from her grandkids. Happy Mother’s Day!