Hello CVS friends Rachel here again! Today I have a mini album for you which is easy to create and a fab way to document an event or moments that need remembering.

I have used the Boys Rule collection exclusively for my mini album documenting the relationship between my boys and our choc lab! Our last dog died at the age of 16 years and everyone was heart broken and I quickly I realised we had very few photos and I wasn’t  going to make the same mistake when our new boy came home!

To create this fold out mini album I have used a cut file from the Silhouette Design store by Paige Evans (I did change some elements such as removing a flowers square and adding a multi star square and I made a sequin shaker again with a star). My title on my cover page is also a cut file from the Silhouette Design store.

I have used the MESSED UP paper for my front and back cover, I cut my word title from the HAPPY GO LUCKY paper. I splattered some black colour shine and added some clear sticker crosses and a die cut star. I finished off with a machine stitched border for texture.

Now for the inside! This is where you get to add as many gorgeous embellishments as you wish! I added my photos before embellishing, matting some and not others, adding some machine stitching borders and word sentiments.

I went square by square in my embellishing making a mini feature of each. I used the die cut ephemera pack, clear stickers and chipboard stickers so there was lots of different textures going on. I switched my cotton to black for my stitching to mix things up.

I added a border of stitching around my tag, round journal block and notes inside my mini envelope too. Before paper backing the heart square I messy stitched the paper. I added the gorgeous wood look flair to finish off this square.

The fold out top flap allows you to include 5 photos, so if you include the tag, there are a total of 9 photos and of course you could add several more by putting them into the envelope.

I cut out this photo of our dog and adhered to the tag, which is a great novel way of making a photo even more interesting.


Despite all the embellishing this mini album will still fold flat.


Here is the product I used, all from the Boys Rule collection:


Happy Go Lucky


Fun & Games

Messed Up




Clears Stickers

Die Cut Ephemera

Flair Buttons

Chipboard Pieces

Accessory Stickers


Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful crafty creative week. See you soon!

Rachel X


2 thoughts on “Mini Album | Wild & Free | Rachel Lowe

  1. Stephanie Morriss says:

    Hi Rachel
    I’ve been trying to find the Paige Evans cut file for your mini album in the Silhouette store but without luck. Any chance you could help me with a name?
    Thanks, Stephanie

  2. Rachel Lowe says:

    Hi Stephanie here is the name of the album,

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