Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Crafty Tote Shaped Mini Album with Doodlebug Design

Hey guys! I'm so excited to be sharing my latest Doodlebug Design Team Project with you! As you know, I'm a mini album girl. I just love them and when my creative juices get flowing ... I love trying to turn just about any shape into one. So, when I saw a cutting file that was shaped like a little craft tote, I thought ... challenge accepted! 

Craft Tote Shaped Mini Album By Artsy Albums

The file is called Craft Caddie and it's from Doodlebug's Cute and Crafty collection (link below). To create my cover and base pages, I sized the file to about 7" wide and created an offset of the base piece (the one with the scissors attached).
Craft Tote Shaped Mini Album Page with glue gun, twine, flowers, & stickers

Unfortunately, I messed up the craft knife on the design so I had to trim that part off with scissors. But no worries, I just replaced it with a cute roll of twine from the Odds & Ends and no one ever needs to know! Shhhh. 😉 
Craft Tote Shaped Scrapbook Album Page with washi tape, button, flowers, and tape runner

All the inside pages were made with white paper as a base. Then I covered each one with a different pretty 12x12 patterned paper. I mixed and matched with coordinating prints for the mats and added lots of cute die cuts from the Odds and Ends. 
Craft Tote Shaped Scrapbook Album Page with flowers

The Bits & Pieces are a new product released with this collection. The flowers above and the journaling card below, all came in the pack. Cute right?! It also comes with leaves, tags, tabs, and lots of other fun pieces. 
Craft Tote Shaped Scrapbook Album Page with flowers, hearts and scissors
I added sprinkle stickers throughout the album. They're always the little finishing touch that each page needs. 
Craft Tote Shaped Scrapbook Album Page with plaid paper, button, and photo mat
Take a look at the button shape sprinkles above. They look like actual buttons! Adorable.
Craft Tote Shaped Scrapbook Album Page with washi tape paper, flowers, and photo mat

I think I actually used something from every single product in the Cute and Crafty collection in this album, lol! I added pieces from the Chit Chat and stickers from the This & That sheet. On the page below, I added word stickers for little tabs above my photos. So cute!

Craft Tote Shaped Scrapbook Album Page with craft supplies and photo mats

Once my pages were all complete, I used my We R Memory Keepers Cinch tool to punch binding holes and add binding wire. You can buy the newer version (mine is old) of this tool and totally do this also. I've added the link below. 

Craft Tote Bag Shaped Scrapbook Album for crafting photos

I can just imagine lots of fun photos from a weekend crop or a scrapping retreat tucked inside this sweet mini. The Cute and Crafty collection is the perfect theme for those memories and now ... so is the shape of the album! 

Supplies: Affiliate links are used in this post at no additional cost to you. I receive a small amount of compensation when you click through and shop using the provided links. This helps me to continue building my small business. Thank you!


  1. Adorable! Just bought the file and plan on making a couple of these for friends
    Have a great day!

  2. Where can I get the file to make this! It is adorable!!


  3. Hello. Do you sell the instructions to carry out this project