Vivi’s Vacation Mini Album~Cricut FANatics Blog

Today is my very first post on the Cricut FANatics blog and I’m very excited to share my project with you. I made a mini album for my little Granddaughter so she can scrap her photos and memorabilia from the cruise that she took with her family last month. I used the Mini Books cartridge and I really loved how quick and easy it was to make and put together. I used my Cricut Expression and the Cricut Craftroom to create this album.

I just used some cardstock and cruise themed patterned paper that I had on hand and some glittered cardstock to create my mini album along with some ribbons, brads, inks and pop dots. To make the embellishments, I used a variety of Cricut cartridges including Life’s A Beach, Pack Your Bags, Traveler, Ole and Destinations. There were just so many cute cuts to use for a cruise vacation!

This mini album has a front and back cover, a piece for the binding, 10 pages in graduated sizes, and 3 pocket or envelope pages. And although I didn’t use all of the pages, it still is a nice sized mini with plenty of room for pictures, journaling, and extras. A couple of the pages were a little small so I cut two each of the smaller pages and adhered them together to make pockets for larger tags.
Here is the page for Vivi to scrap about their stop in Mexico ~
I used different ribbons for my binding but you can also use some binding rings.
There are 3 different envelope pages for this mini album. These are perfect for putting extra photos in your book or even all of those extras that you come home with after a vacation – tickets. souvenirs, etc.
I hope that I have inspired you to finish scrapping those vacation photos or make a mini album for yourself or as a gift for someone special like have for my Granddaughter! I know that she will enjoy putting the finishing touches on her new vacation album!

Here are the cut sizes:
Mini Books – mini album on page 14 cut at 5”
Life’s A Beach – coral @ 5”, seaweed @ 4.5”, hibiscus @ 3.75”, shells @ 4”, wave border stretched to 6.78” x 1.46” in CCR
Pack Your Bags – ship @ 4”
Destinations – Mexico tag @ 3.5”
Ole – maracas @ 2.5”
Traveler – wave @ 5.5'” x 2” (in CCR), sunglasses @ 2.8”, ‘Adventure’ @ 1.8”, ‘Memories’ @ 2”, ‘Vacation’ @ 1.7” (parts of this were cut off by hand), name @ 1” (Font 1 Shadow)
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the mini album! I enjoy all of your “Blog Love” that you leave! Thank you.
Until next time, Happy Crafting,
PS – Please remember all of those who lost their lives and loved ones 12 years ago today and pray that we will never go through that horror again!


  1. I know your granddaughter will just love this adorable mini!

  2. Your Granddaughter is so lucky to have such a talented Grandmother like you! I love your album, such an awesome job, she will cherish the album for a very long time!

  3. What a nice gift for Vivi, your granddaughter! It is creatively decorated and fun to look at as is. I'm sure the addition of her pics and souvenirs will really finish it nicely.       Pat in Ohio

  4. Omg!!! I knew you would blow it outta the water!!! Awesome job!!

  5. This is such a cute mini album, your granddaughter is going to love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing it.