Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mini Book Challenge

Over at the Cricut Message Board, there is a challenge to make a mini book. I have made a few, but they never looked like the others I've seen. I have a craft fair coming up next month and decided to make a few to sell.

Michael's has been selling chipboard books in various shapes. One I saw was a purse/handbag. I decided to cut my own chipboard pages. Its easier to cut the chipboard and the paper and everything matches up.

For this particular book, I used DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies stack and the Sweet stack. I also used Prima Flowers, bling and butterflies.

This book was lots of fun to make and I've already finished a few more. I will post those pictures in the coming days.

I used Martha Stewart Border punch on several of the pages. Instead of photo mats, I used edged paper for "photo corner" type shapes to insert the photo under, instead of just gluing the photo down.

Used Cuttlebug embossing folder on this page. Petaloo flowers too.

Love the butterfly from Prima on this page!

The tiny butterflies on the handle of this page are actually appliques! I had a length of cotton butterfly appliques. I cut them apart, and used my Copics to color them!

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  1. Very pretty! I love your take on a mini album. I think it will be a hit at your craft fair, when my 4 y/o peeked at my computer screen she said "look how pretty, can I have one?"

  2. I absolutely love this mini. I have never done on and want to do a Mother's Day Mini. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. You really do the cutest mini books!

    I have so far enjoyed my visit to your beautiful blog very much. I'llhave to return soon to complete my tour and I'm following you -- so,...

    I'll be seeing you!