I just finished up a mini book on a recent trip our family made to Chicago, and today I wanted to share it with you. I love it for many reasons...but the top two are...1)I bought it as a kit from our local Archiver's, and 2), I finished the bulk of it before the trip, journaled while on the trip, and then added the photos when I got home.
You may recognize the kit using Pink Paislee's Daily Junque. I didn't make my book according to the directions (I'm not one to follow along those lines--call me a rebel that way.) BTW, if you're interested, they're still available online here. You will also notice that I added a few of my own elements and leftovers here and there. The plastic #5 is an example of a found item put to good use there...
The way they had the book designed, it was interactive with the pockets and tags already. So I just added a little more (because I'm always looking for a unique way to add more photos to my mini books...)
In the above page, I used Smash masking tape as a hinge to showcase 2 more 5x7 photos. On the right, I added 2-3 tags with mini photos into each of the library pockets.
I love how they used glycine bags in this kit. I added another two of my own!
They're cool because you can see a lot through them, and it encourages the reader to peek.
I also added a few iPhone pics in the mini.
The last page stored our receipts to Shedd Aquarium, our fortunes from fortune cookies when we ate Chinese, and a few leftover pictures that didn't quite make it into the mini.
And this photo showcases the binding and the back.
Thanks for letting me share with you today!