Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Cruise Mini Album & Altoids Tin - May Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock

Hello my friends! Today is Lori Whitlock's May Blog Hop and my blog is the first stop on the hop. But be sure to visit Lori's site too because she has a sale and more great products for you!

For my project today, I made a micro sized, accordion style mini album that fits inside a 3.75" x 2.25" Altoids tin. It's so cute and such a fun little project. I made one a few years ago with a Birthday Dragon theme. I loved it so much that I thought it was time for a new version. Take a look ...

Cruise Mini Album & Altoids Tin made with a Lori Whitlock cut file

I created this with Lori's awesome cutting file called Altered Altoids Tin with Mini Album (link below). I also used the Echo Park Magical Voyage Collection and gave it a cruise vacation theme. However, you could use ANY paper collection to customize it for your needs. 

I have so many ideas for this little cutie! 

⭐ Give this to someone as a creative way of telling them you're taking them on a cruise. Add tickets, clues, or notes. 

This would make a great gift idea filled with gift cards, small photos, pins, jewelry, candy, etc.

⭐ Use these as table gifts or name cards for a cruise dinner. Each person could add their own photos to the mini album to remember the event.

⭐ It would also make a fun little treat for a child during a cruise.

Cruise Mini Album & Altoids Tin with a ship and a sun on it

Here's how I made it ... For the sweet little tin, I covered the exterior with
the 12x12 Sail Away Stripes paper and embellished with some puffy and cardstock stickers from the 12x12 sheet.

Cruise Mini Album & Altoids Tin with a ship and a sunshine

Inside, I added more fun embellishments and the adorable little scrapbook album. It fits perfectly with rounded corners.

Cruise Mini Album & Altoids Tin with tags

I used 6x6 papers for the mini and I'm loving the way the smaller sized prints look on it. It has 5 little pocket pages, 5 tags, and space for 15 photos. I also added some die cut pieces to the pockets for fun!

Cruise Mini Album & Altoids Tin by Artsy Albums

On the other side, the pages have stickers and perfect spots for photos.

There are more inspiring projects to see today, so ... be sure to hop to each blog for more great ideas!

Blog Hop Order:

You Are Here: Traci Penrod 

Your Next Stop: Brandi Adams

 Cathy Harper

 Chelsea Van Wyk

Sue Kment

 Noelene Apap

Tamara Tigchelaar

In addition to the creative team's projects, don't forget about the other great things Lori has for you today!

Below are links for the cutting file and the products used in this project. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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  1. This would be so fun to give as a gift during a cruise! I made one with puppies for my Dad once-such a versatile file! Love it! 💕Sue Kment

    1. Thanks Sue! And you made one with a puppy theme? How cute!! ❤️⁠

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    1. It really was! Lori Whitlock has so many great files. Loved this one. 💕

  3. This is so delightful and fun!

  4. very fun! THanks for the inspiration.