Design Team Inspiration with Stacy Cohen!

Design Team Inspiration with Stacy Cohen!

Hello everyone!  One of the crafty projects I treasure the most is a purse-sized mini album that I made many years ago.  It features photos of my two girls when they were just wee little humans.  The pages of this album fold up into a small holder that snaps shut and is tiny enough to fit in a small purse pocket.  Throughout the years I’ve moved it from purse to purse so it’s always been with me wherever I go.  Now that my girls are teenagers, I figured it was time to make an updated version.

My “album” is housed in a clear plastic case that’s just a little bigger than a business card holder.  I purchased a bunch of these cases at a scrapbook convention over a decade ago, but I’m sure you can find a regular business card holder that would work just as well for this purpose. I tied it up with a pretty bow.

My Girls Mini by Stacy Cohen for Scrapbook & Cards Today 1

Here is the cover view.

My Girls Mini by Stacy Cohen for Scrapbook & Cards Today 2

It folds out accordion style to reveal photos of my girls.  I kept the embellishments pretty simple since there isn’t a lot of room for lumpy, bumpy accents.

My Girls Mini by Stacy Cohen for Scrapbook & Cards Today 3

My Girls Mini by Stacy Cohen for Scrapbook & Cards Today 4

Whenever I want to show someone pictures of my girls, I can quickly grab my purse mini and let it unfold!

My Girls Mini by Stacy Cohen for Scrapbook & Cards Today 5


Thanks for joining me today! Are you ready for the release of our new spring issue on Friday? Mark your calendars!

~ Stacy Cohen

Supplies:  PLASTIC CASE: Quick Quotes; PATTERNED PAPER, GEMS, FLOWERS; WASHI TAPE, TWINE: Queen & Co.; WORD STICKERS: My Mind’s Eye; FLOWERS, LEAVES, ALPHA STICKERS: Prima; ADHESIVE: Scrapbook Adhesives by by 3L, Therm O Web;Other: metal embellishments, ricrac.

2018-03-19T09:48:54+00:00March 19th, 2018|Design Team Feature, Mini Albums|


  1. Jeanne Beam March 19, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Lovely album. Thanks for sharing…

  2. Margaret March 19, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    This is wonderful! I’ll have to look for those little cases – such a fun idea, and a way to keep things neat and tidy and still be able to carry them around.

  3. Teresa Medeiros March 20, 2018 at 9:48 am

    This is a lovely little keepsake and so simple to make! 🙂

  4. Anita Pr March 21, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Cute! Much more fun than flipping through phone pics! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Michelle Peacey March 23, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I have one of those! I went to a class several years ago at a local scrapbook store (which has closed) and we made those.I love it .
    I have my granddaughters pictures in it.

  6. AndreaH March 23, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    A very cute concept. TFS xxx? xxx

  7. Jeanette Y March 26, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Very cute project idea! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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