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Valentine’s Mini Album from Paper Scraps

AydayCreatives-VdayMini-9How do I love thee paper scraps, let me count the ways.   I have a ton of paper scraps, I just can’t bring myself to throw them away.  So, I am always thinking of ways to use them.  My favorites are projects where I can use them in bulk all at once.

Recently, I decided to make a Valentine’s mini-album using only paper scraps.  I did not use any “full size” sheets of paper at all.  In order to create a project that was aesthetically pleasing, I decided to focus on papers that fell into two color categories – reds and pinks.  Despite the fact that many of the papers came from different manufactures and product lines, the project came together nicely (if I do say so myself).

This mini-book gave me a chance to play with paper and match up patterns that I would not have typically placed together.  It was fun and I will definitely be repeating this technique on future projects.


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Now for my list of supplies…please keep in mind that I used scraps so I will not be able to remember where some of the papers came from, also some of these supplies may be discontinued or unavailable.

  • Chipboard Heart Coaster: Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Large Glitter Heart: Dollar Tree
  • Heart Punch: Fiskars
  • Heart Brad: Recollections
  • Chipboard Album: Deja Views (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Felt Heart Stickers: K & Company
  • Journaling Cards (Cut Out Sheet): Pink Paislee
  • 3″ Adhesive Tape: Scapa



8 Responses to Valentine’s Mini Album from Paper Scraps

  1. Felisa February 11, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    i just love this mini just wish I was organized enough to get my scraps in order to try this. Where did you get that tape I would like to try some instead of my ATG?

    • Aysha February 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

      Thanks Felisa! I purchased the adhesive from, search for Scapa 4450.

  2. Treva February 11, 2015 at 5:56 pm #

    Really cute album, I’m on mission to use my scraps so I may decide to make a few minis!

    • Aysha February 12, 2015 at 11:29 am #

      Thanks Treva! Yes, I am on that same mission – hey hey, ho ho paper scraps have got to go!

  3. Lisa Renée February 12, 2015 at 9:30 am #

    Aysha, you know I love mini albums and this one turned out Fabulous. Great usage of scrap paper, I never would have thought of mixing all my pink and reds to create a project.

    Where did you get the adhesive from? I love this size and the coverage you get on your projects.

    • Aysha February 12, 2015 at 11:34 am #

      Thanks LRY, and yes you are definitely the QUEEN of minis! I purchased the adhesive from, search for Scapa 4450.

  4. Kimberly B February 12, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    Hi from your SOC Creative Team sistah! I can’t seem to pa r t with my scraps either! Your album turned so well; love the glittery embellies. You really have a way with mixing and matching!

    • Aysha February 12, 2015 at 11:37 am #

      Hi Kimberly! It seems many of us have that same issue. But then there are those that can punch a little corner out of a 12×12 and pitch the rest of the sheet. *GASP!*