Birthday Mini Album with Sparkle City collection | American Crafts DT

Hello everybody! I have a new mini album to share today using the lovely Sparkle City collection by Shimelle. This collection is so colorful and happy, I was immediately inspired to create a fun birthday mini album for my daughter, who turns 9 this month. 

My idea was to create a birthday cake shaped mini album using two bookbinding rings and square pages. My daughter loved this idea and asked me to create one in every year so she will have a whole cake some in a couple of years. :) 

With this idea in my mind, I created a cut file (find the cut file below) and cut out the cake form from patterned paper. I folded the edges to create the cake shape. I trimmed a 2x3" chipboard paper piece, covered with patterned paper and adhered to the inner side of the spine to make the cover stronger. 

 Next, I used my Crop-A-Dile to add 4 eyelets to the spine and added the two rings. I adhered patterned paper to the inner side of the cover and placed a thin magnet between them to keep close my album. Then I cut out the bow and adhered to the top of the cover with some labels, and added washi tape to imitate the layers of the cake. 

 When finished I started to print out some cute photo of my little girl from this year and trimmed 3x3" and 3x3,5" paper pieces for the pages.

I embellished the pages with stickers, chipboard stickers, and foam stickers, and also added hand stitching and machine stitching.

I placed the pages into my album and added my journaling.

This mini album was so much fun to create, and I hope I could inspire you to create something fun and happy using the new Sparkle City collection! Don't forget to tag me (@beavalint) if you use my cur file because I'm more than happy to see your creations!! Have a nice day! Bea

I made another version of this mini album using the hidden hinges technique, with this version you don't need to use book binding rings.

Download the hidden hinges format in studio3 from here
Download the hidden hinges format in SVG file from here

 Check out this short & sweet process video so you can see how this mini album came together with the hidden hinges technique:


  1. Ez nagyon tetszik! Köszönöm a vágófájlt!

  2. Thanks You! What a wonderful idea, I'm going to make one of these for my grand daughter's birthday ♥


  4. What a great idea! Love the album and thank you so much for the cut file!

  5. Thanks for sharing FILES. So kind if you. I do not have scan n cut. Can I just print the file?

  6. So cute! I’ll be making one of these this weekend for my daughters birthday!!

  7. Gracias por el archivo esta precioso tu proyecto

  8. THANK YOU so much for posting the file as an SVG!

  9. Do you have pdf files for this I don’t have cutting machine, but love to do this album