Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album

Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album

Hello, friends! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with a super simple paper craft for you today!

One of our favorite summer activities is camping! My little boys love being outdoors, playing in the dirt, making dinner by the campfire, and sleeping in a tent. As parents, we love that all of us can unplug and spend time together. We’re making a lot of memories on these camping trips, and I definitely want to be sure they are preserved!

I’m going to show you a quick and easy way to whip up a mini album to hold those memories… Using mainly 3 sheets of scrapbook paper! Intrigued? Good! Let’s get to it!


Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album

Camping has always been a popular pastime, and scrapbook brands are jumping on board! You can find some very cute camp-themed kits at your local craft store. Today I’m going to be using 3 sheets of 12×12 paper from the Echo Park Happy Camper line, a sticker sheet (optional), and scrap cardboard.

Two of the sheets of paper are what we refer to as journaling sheets. They are filled with little rectangles that can be cut out and used as journaling prompts for scrapbook pages. The third sheet is also a journaling sheet, but we will be using the back side (polka dots). I also snagged a sticker sheet for extra embellishing. Since it is from the same scrapbook line, it will match perfectly.


Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album

The cardboard will be used to make the front and back cover of the mini album. Cut out 2 rectangles roughly the same size as the larger journaling sheets then cover with the polka dot paper using Mod Podge. Cover both sides with scrapbook paper.


Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album

Cut out all of the journaling prompts. And now suddenly we have all of the pages of the mini album!


Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album

Decorate the cover of the album. I used one of the smaller journaling prompts, stickers from the sticker sheet, and some other embellishments I had in my craft stash.


Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album

Start piecing together the inside of the mini album. I started by decorating the inner front cover. You can use the smaller journaling prompts as embellishments on the larger pages or as actual pages themselves. I used the stickers and stamps from my stash as extra embellishments.

The album has 20 pages ready to be filled with fun camping memories. There are loads of prompts for journaling (obviously) and plenty of places for pictures.


Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album

Line up all of the pages and punch a hole in the upper left corner.

Keep the pages together with a jump ring then decorate it with ribbon and/or twine.


Quick & Easy Camping Mini Album

I plan to use the camping mini album to record all of our trips this summer. I can easily dedicated a few pages per camp out! And we’ll have something super fun to look back on in the future. AND it only cost a few dollars to put together!

Of course, you can put this quick and easy type of mini album together for any theme. Regardless of what the theme of your album is, there will be scrapbook paper out there that will match it!



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Michele McDonald
Michele is a wife and mommy to 2 little boys. She recently gave up her job in the field of science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. When she's not playing superheroes or building Lego mansions you can find her creating at The Scrap Shoppe. She doesn't shy away from any type of media so you never know what sort of project will show up on her blog next!
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  1. This is such a cute idea Michele! And it would be so fun to leave out after summer – what a great way to record all those memories. Your pages are so cute too!! I love it!

  2. Mini albums are always so fun! And what a great idea to make it ahead of time to fill it in as you go during an adventure!

  3. Super cute! Your photography is beautiful too!

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