Designer Choice – May 10, 2014

By Melissa Mann

May 10, 2014

Good Morning!

I’m super excited to be here this morning with you! Today, I’m going to share some of the thought process and ideas I had when I put together my little mini book using this month’s kits:  High Five, My Fave, and Sweet Treats.

I loved all the bright colors in this month’s kits and knew that they would go perfectly with some pictures from a cruise that my husband and I had taken in early February. To start my book, I used the thin piece of chipboard that was behind the American Crafts glitter paper and cut it down to two pieces of 5×7 inches. I then cut out 14 pieces of paper down to 5×7 inches from the various pattern papers included in the kits. I took the pieces of chipboard and adhered a piece of pattern paper to the front and back and then stitched the front part with my sewing machine. Then, I took two pattern papers and backed them to each other and stitched these down. This created my five inner pages for my book. I punched holes in all of them and used silver jump rings to keep it together. I picked out several pictures that I wanted to use and started adhering them in my book. I used the sheet of Amy Tangerine paper by American Crafts that already had the pre-made journaling spots and cut that down and used those throughout my book. I used a couple of them to type my journaling on and then punched holes in it and slipped it into the book. I used the rub-ons, stickers, puffy stickers, some cuts from my Silhouette, and the Heidi Swapp glitter frames to complete my book.

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Creating a mini book is the perfect way to use up all the little leftover bits and papers from a kit! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at this little project!

2 Comments on “Designer Choice – May 10, 2014”

  • What an adorable mini-book! Thanks for inspiring me to create one of my own. Cheers!

    May 13th, 2014 at 3:13 pm
  • This is seriously amazing, it may be one of my favorite mini books ever!

    May 17th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

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