Backpack Mini Album

Hi friends! Happy Monday! It’s Memorial Day – please take a moment to remember what this day is really about… not just the start of summer, cooking out and chilling in the pool. Please take a moment to honor the men and women who died serving in the US Military. I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I have a fun project to share – a backpack mini album!


We moved last year and when unpacking my studio, I ‘unearthed’ a mini album CD that I bought quite a while ago. I’ve had a lot of fun over the years creating projects from the tutorials on the CD, and this little backpack was one I particularly enjoyed. This is the second one I’ve made. The backpack base and flap, front pocket and inside pages were all cut from heavy kraft cardstock, and all the pieces were adhered with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. I embellished the flap and created the front pocket from coordinating patterned paper, also adhered with Best Glue Ever. The front flap and little pocket both have small velcro circle closures. The little pocket on the front holds two journaling cards. The straps are made from brown twill ribbon.

There are eight pages on the inside embellished with more coordinating papers, also adhered with Best Glue Ever. It’s not part of the tutorial but I created two scored pieces of kraft cardstock to cover the twill ribbon knots on the inside of the album to give it a more finished look.


And one more peek… I’m so smitten! Love how this turned out and I can’t wait to gift it!


Sharing in the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #132 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Scalloped Tag Topper punch
Accessories:  Technique Junkies Mini Album Mania CD, brushed copper brads and black eyelets from stash, Crop-A-Dile, brown Totally Twill ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Velcro circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

4 thoughts on “Backpack Mini Album

  1. Megan J

    Hi Leslie, Wow!!!!! What a very special project, love all the embellishments that you have added to make it into the backpack, perfect for sharing summer adventures. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

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