Friday, August 8, 2008

For the love of mini books...

They have become my obsession! Hi everyone Tina here to share a couple mini's I put together recently while playing with my August kit. The thing I love about mini books is they can be completed in an afternoon or evening. They are a fun and easy way to tell a story and they make great gifts.

In using the kit for these projects not only do you have all your coordinating elements together, but you can also use up those scraps that you didn't use on layouts to really get the most out of your kit.

With my daughter Chelsea getting ready to head off to college soon I wanted to make her something in case she gets homesick that is from her family. For this mini I used the 7 Gypsies portfolio, Heather Bailey papers and labels and the remarks from American Crafts. I then made cards to fill it with which included a picture and a personal note we each wrote to Chelsea.


The other mini I made was from my supply of to do projects. It is a Maya Road card box that I thought would be perfect to hold the collection of senior pictures that Chelsea has gotten and will get over the years. On the backs we wrote the name and year they graduated.

I used left over pieces of the KI Memories bloom, Heather Bailey papers and both thickers and American crafts remarks.

Both these projects were completed in an evening and
I plan to add to the card box as she collects more pictures from friends.

12 comments:

Valerie said...

Cute ideas, Tina! (Of Course!)

Laura T. said...

I love the mini-books Tina. What inspiring, great ideas.

Jewel said...

Brilliant ideas! Your daughter will treasure them.

Colleen said...

these are gorgeous!! i love the one you made with the 7G folder. adorable

pickmepam said...

very cute tina! what did you mount the senior photos on?

Sandrine Deleuze said...

I soooooooooooo love your blog ! SO much ideas and great stuff here ! You girl are soooo talented !! Enomous smooches from Belgium ;-)

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Pam - they are actually chipboard cards that were included in the deck. One side photo the other side decorated with info

Joy said...

These projects are adorable!

jamie said...

all very great and fun! love the use of those cards for the senior photos. great idea. thanks for posting your creations.
have a great one!

Laina Lamb said...

tina- they both are beautiful and creative pieces of work. great job once again.

PaperCutting Kind of Day said...

This project is just wonderful in every way! SOOOO love that paper on the cover!

Jana Eubank said...

Awesome ideas!