Hi friends this year I am taking mini steps into mini album making and a mini book such as this one made from a 12 x 12 inch paper is the perfect beginner's project as it's quick and easy to complete without making you feel overwhelmed!
One Sheet Mini Book
This little 3.5 x 3.5 inches mini has 16 pages and 7 pockets for tags and tickets. The best thing about this design is that it is perfect to showcase a single 12 x 12 inch pretty pattern paper you may be hoarding for ages!
And the added bonus is you don't really need to use expensive chipboard to make the covers as its an ideal opportunity to recycle a sturdy cardboard box like the one below!
Inked the heat embossed parchment flowers in 2 shades for a two toned effect to create my flower and added heat embossed golden leaves for a bit of glamour.
Heat Embossed Flower
Metallic embellishments are so fun to add to mini books since unlike cards mini books can take on a bit of the heavy weight stuff you have in your crafty stash!
Metallic Hearts and Arrow
What is a romantic project without a dash of red and a bit of gold !! Hehe but I think I did go overboard with the red glitter goo!!What do you think....?
The metallic corners [from Vishakha Mittal] had a bronze look originally and I gave it a rubbing with inka gold to change its color.
Glitter and Gold
The pattern paper I used had lovely floral hearts and it was fun to add a touch of pristine white with the heat embossed flowers and a dash of greenery with "over the edge" leaf stamping on the edges of the pages.
One Sheet Mini Book
The book gave me the ideal chance to use some lovely metallic antique brads Vishakha Mittal had sent me!
Love the subtle texture these metal knobs add to the inside pages and one's fingers immediately reach out to caress them!
And the view below shows how the pages and the cute tags look!!
Recycled Cardboard Mini Book
I hope you liked my little mini and here are links to 2 other mini books I had shared earlier
It's a beautiful book. I've seen a lot of these mini books on pinterest and I've wanted to try one but I just never know how to decorate them.ReplyDelete
Pretty embellsihing & papers. Would like to know how to make and will ck out your other mini books for directions. Have a BEE-utiful day!ReplyDelete
Cked out the Mixed Media Mini Book link and will give this a try. I like the idea of using elegant paper for this. I'm figuring you used a circle punch to half cut the ends of the paper to be able to slip in the photos or tags. Have a BEE-utiful day!ReplyDelete
So pretty! I love all those details you add to this small piece of art. Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty little book and I adore your shaded vellum flowers.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely weekend, Julie x
Ok I went to Jess' tutorial and am confused as to how the inner pages are arranged to open up correctly. I see you indicate there are 16 pages & 7 pockets. When I line up the pages and glue the end of the first & last to the covers and glue the 1st to the 2nd, 2nd to 3rd & 3rd to 4th count I do not come up with 16 pages and 7 pockets. Please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Have a BEE-utiful day.ReplyDelete
Melissa dont glue down the papers completely but just the edges so that you have pockets. I found using thin double sided tape made the inner pockets more uniform in size and yes as to your earlier query I did use a circle punch to make the opening for easy removal and insertion of tagsDelete
And here is a video link : http://srm-stickers.blogspot.in/2011/03/meander-mini-album-video-tutorial.htmlDelete
Ok. Using a piece of 12" x 12" white cardstock to practice on. I did not count the first piece since it is glued to the inside of the front cover & the last piece since it is glued to the inside of the back cover so have 14 pages. Will do edgegluing so that I'll have pockets. What is confusing me is the arrangement of the 4 folded parts. Jess's tutorial shows the 2nd folded part upwards (not sure if this explains it well(. I'll watch video link. Have a BEE-utiful day!Delete
Melissa the next time I make a mini book I will try and take photos for a pictorial.Delete
Watched the video link you provided and will give it a try. The problem I had with Jess's tutorial was putting the 4 parts together. Sasha in her video cuts the paper (calling it pants) and then shows how she folds it and glues it so I'll get me another 12" x 12" piece of white cardstock and give it a try. Have a BEE-utiful day!Delete
I wanted to try out this book the first time I saw your post and eventually forgot. This post is a reminder for me to dig out the tutorial and try itReplyDelete
Divya its a fun thing to make and little girls seem to love it!!Delete
Great recycling Sonia and of course the lovely summer colours and flowers which I think you love as much as I do, I always enjoy my visit here.ReplyDelete
Beautiful mini book...Vellum flower is so pretty...ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Sindhu ...heat embossing on parchment is one of my favorite ways to make flowersDelete
Its beautifully embellished !!ReplyDelete
Very lovely Sonia... love all the details and pretty papers on it...I'm working on my first album too, but it will be awhile before I get it completed.... You'll know when I get it posted up, LOL!ReplyDelete
Beautiful mini book.ReplyDelete
WOW!! Love the gorgeous details! Stunning!ReplyDelete
Have a blessed day,
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So gorgeous Sonia..great re cycling using the cardboard box [my favourite stuff to re cycle]..love the flowers and beautiful papers..fabulous mini album.ReplyDelete
Sonia, this is spectacular! You are so creative and I always look forward to seeing what you've been up to. Love this recycling project. All of the details and tidbits are beautiful... this is truly a treasure. :o) Gorgeous work, my dear friend!ReplyDelete
Hugs and blessings,
This is jaw-dropping gorgeous, Sonia!! Wow!! I absolutely love how you decorated it!! You definitely didn't use too much of the red glitter glue...it looks fabulous!! Stunning my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)ReplyDelete
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WOW Doc you really have outdone yourself. The embossed flowers and all the lovely charms are so pretty. I really like the corner pieces as well. Thank you so much for joining our 220th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your creation is inspiring and very beautiful. Blessings, CaroleReplyDelete
Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the metal bits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Your flowers are so lovely. I started out making mini albums and now am scrambling to find time just to make cards. I could just about paper craft 24/7 LOL. I'm sure your pretty album will be the perfect home for some special memories. Hugs!ReplyDelete
This is Stunning Sonia.. So much work for this beautiful project..LozReplyDelete
I Loved the Parchment flower and the Heart with wings charm .. Superb Sonia !ReplyDelete
Beautiful mini book.ReplyDelete
Its so beautiful...have to try my hands on it and that heart and arrow metal embellishment is awesome.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Sonia!! I just love the combination of all the soft warm pink flowers and papers with the shiny cold bronze metal accents. Just brilliant recycle bit too! Stunning album! hugs :)ReplyDelete
Wow sooo pretty & beautiful ma'm :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love the pastels. They look fabulous with the metal pieces. A gorgeous mini.ReplyDelete
Awesome mini book! I love the embossing on the vellum and those antique brads look amazing! The paper you used is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Superb doc....lovely colours n eye catchy. Way to go lady.ReplyDelete
Beautiful mini book! I love the parchment paper flower in two shades, it's very pretty!ReplyDelete
Elegance at it's best. Love the attention to details. Love it.ReplyDelete
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STUNNING and very beautiful.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous mini book you have created Sonia.ReplyDelete
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Beautiful work Sonia!! So pretty and cheerful!! Love how you've embellished it!ReplyDelete
I always enjoy seeing your beautiful 3d creations! Thanks so much for joining Poppystamps challenge!ReplyDelete
I realy love youre miny book and that flower!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous work ! love and arrows are visible too, thanks for joining us at Lulupu Challenge.ReplyDelete
Beautiful mini book and love your fabulous embellishments. TFSReplyDelete
You are sure on a roll with these mini books, Sonia! In addition to all things over the edge, I also love your 3D embellishments on the pages. What a wonderful book to flip through! Thanks again for joining the Winnie & Walter birthday celebration challenges!ReplyDelete
Amazing project, with so much detail! Love that you recycled cardboard for it! Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps!ReplyDelete
Oh wow! This mini album/book is so pretty! I also loved the embossed flowers and embellishments! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lulupu!ReplyDelete
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This is fantastic. Love the idea. You have embellished it do beautifuly. Thanks for joining us at Lulupu.ReplyDelete
I'm never disappointed here - this is stunning as always. I'd love to see the world through your eyes, a delight around every corner (or flip of the page) :)ReplyDelete
Lovely minialbum with great textures and interesting embellishments. Thanks for joining LLC for our "Love is in the Air" challenge and sorry for my late visit.ReplyDelete
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