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Mixed Media Scrapbooking Memory Books

We've learned that scrapbooking memory books can be made from just about any materials that we can think of and they are a lot of fun to make. A mixed mini book takes your mini making creativity to the next level.

With a mixture of different products we can create an interesting album with pages of different shapes, sizes and textures.

Mixed Scrapbooking products

This is a list of items that work well in a mixed media mini album. Randomly select a few to add into your mixed mini album. Some of the items might make for good covers and others for pages. When you have enough to form a minibook then punch two or more holes along the spine of the cover page to bind the album. Using the cover as a template, punch the binding holes in the remaining pages. A crop-o-dile will make short work of this. Take a look at the first mixed media mini album that I made using a number of different items from the list below.


  • artist trading cards
  • acrylic or clear pages
  • chipboard - any shape
  • cardstock - any shape
  • canvas
  • coffee filters
  • corrugated cardboard
  • credit cards
  • envelopes
  • Fabric
  • felt
  • paper bags
  • journaling spots
  • library cards and post cards
  • material
  • mesh
  • pockets
  • playing cards
  • Plastic
  • tags
  • tin sheeting
  • transparencies
  • ultrasounds
  • x-rays
  • die cuts from paper packs.

Make your own chipboard pages

A fantastic idea is to create your own chipboard pages. All you need is some chipboard, a pencil, scissors and a little imagination. It is a lot easier than you might think. I used a piece of 12x12 chipboard that came in a pack of scrapbooking papers that I had bought online. I hand drew a variety of different shapes varying the sizes of each page for added dimension. Simply cover one side of the page with patterned paper and trim off the excess then repeat for the reverse side. Any rough edges can easily be smoothed off with sand paper or inked for a tidier look.

I have used this technique to create this 5 page memory book of akw at the park.

  • Arrows
  • Scalloped frames
  • Tabbed pages
  • Fancy frames
  • Flower
  • Star
  • Birdie
  • Butterfly
  • Hearts
  • Houses
  • Rectangles
  • Circles
  • Squares
  • Tabbed pages
  • Scalloped pages
  • Car
  • Purse
  • Frames

mixed media mini album link
Mixed Media Mini book #1

another fab little mini mixed up scrapbook
Mixed Media Mini Album #2


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