Capture memories with these minibook ideas

From weddings to holidays - papercrafting mini albums is a great way to try scrapbooking and treasure happy memories of milestone moments in life! Not only are minibooks much less daunting than gazing at 12x12in pages of a full-on scrapbook, they're a perfect way to make the most of photos - making sure you treasure them and look back fondly rather than losing them forever to digital folders on your computer! We've got five lovely ideas for minibooks to get you started....

How to make a wedding minibook

Scrapbook your summer holiday memories

We all love a summer holiday - but since digital cameras & camera phones took over the world, my photos are most often last seen floating around in folders on my laptop, hard drive or Drop box! I'm rubbish at printing them out and savouring them. So my resolution this summer is to show them off in a minibook or album so I can remember my holiday earlier this summer in St Ives, Cornwall. Why not join me in this plan of action?! Here are a few of my favourite ideas for scrapbooking your summer holiday snaps... read more to be inspired!

Make a scrapbook from paper bags

DIY Jubilee party dress

How to make a jubilee party dress

Ooooh when we asked Shimelle Laine if she fancied coming to our Jubilee Street Party, we were chuffed she could make it - we knew she has some SERIOUS skills when it comes to paper play, scrapbooking and photography, but we didn't realise she was also more-than-pretty-nifty with a needle & thread - until now! Check out Shimelle's DIY Jubilee party dress tutorial. We love that she's recycled fabric from a previous dress-making attempt, plus a black T-shirt - and that she's added a cool collar - to create her blue, white & black creation. And of course, to complete the patriotic feel she's accessorised with a splash of red. We love it! Thanks for coming to our party Shimelle! Don't forget to bookmark - to see her latest inspiration & crafty good times. 

Sign up for Shimelle's new class!

We were so excited to read about the new scrapbooking class from one of our favourite papercrafters, the wondrous Shimelle

Scrapbooking ideas & tutorials

Get scrapbooking ideas from Scrapbook inspirationsScrapbook inspirations magazine is sadly no longer available as a printed magazine, but the good news is some of the best projects are now free to browse on The Making Spot! In our newly-launched scrapbooking section.

Now you can find your favourite projects and designers from Scrapbook inspirations magazine all in one place. We've got some great ways you can use our scrapbook ideas without any previous scrappy skills! Whether you've never scrapped before or you've already caught the bug and are looking for ideas, here's a few ways we're here to help. If you love to play with paper, why not treat yourself & subscribe to Papercraft inspirations?

Get more from your pages...

With our tips from the pros. Here Shimelle Laine shows us how to keep page layouts simple.

Scrapbook ideas