Mini Album Using Product Packaging

Hello friends!

I created this mini album for the guest post I did at shimelle.com a couple of weeks ago.  It's one of my favorite mini's and came together rather quickly.  I used the leftover plastic sleeves that so many scrapbooking products are packaged in to contain the pages.  

I chose sleeves that were all different sizes and had the top notched out (for hanging on store racks) so I could bind them all together by just slipping a piece of ribbon through them.  

The photos that I included in this mini were taken at my father's 60th birthday party this past June.  It's not very often that we are all together in one place for photo opps, ha ha!

I used a mixture of products and papers from Gossamer Blue's September Kits for this mini.

One of my favorite sleeves is the little one (above left) filled with wood veneers and sequins.  I think it adds a great texture contrast and gives my mini a whimsical touch.

I misted the circle grid background on the left hand side of the above spread using a leftover die cut piece and some black spray ink.

I also added in a currents list from that day which was a fun way to add in some specific journaling details.

I hope I've inspired you to get creative with some of your leftover product packaging!  To see more creations using product packaging, head on over to shimelle.com to view my full post.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  1. love this! never would have thought to use those sleeves for an album. genius! :)

  2. Love this mini, Adrienne! Such a great way to incorporate packaging!!

  3. I really enjoyed seeing this album recently on Shimelles blog :)

  4. I saw this post over at Shimelle's and have been thinking about it ever since. I have to say I've started making a little pile of my plastic pockets now rather than throwing them away. What a great idea. And you album is just stunning too!

    1. Thank you, Natalie! I'm so glad I've inspired you :) :)

  5. WOW! Stunning album my friend! Congrats on the feature on Shimelle's blog.

  6. What a great idea; I love it. Dang, I just got rid of my "collection" of the packaging sleeves!