January 20, 2012

Liz Mini-Book (OPP)

For January's one paper project, I used another old paper from my stash : Creative Imagination's Ooh La La by Samantha Walker. This time I made a 3.5"x2.5" mini-book using just one piece of French Patch paper.





It was a present for the owner of an LSS I design for. Across it's ten inside pages, I spelled out my thank you message. The book is held together by gluing down the accordian-fold spine. I added the stitching as an embellishment and made a slip-cover for it from another piece of Ooh La La paper.





This project combines many things I love :


  • paper construction
  • playing with fonts
  • layering embellishments






If you'd like to try your hand at making one of these, here is my tutorial. I recommend using a 'hardworking' paper that has a variety of patterns, colours and designs. You can add photo booth strip-sized pictures with a couple of journal labels and have a mini-album completed in a hurry.




Linking up to these parties.
Supplies : Creative Imaginations Ooh La La (French Patch, French Scroll, Parisian Border), Basic Grey (Curio Alpha sticker, Bling It), Making Memories ( Journalling Stickers Whimsy, Clear Glitter Shapes Red Pink, Jigsaw Shapes Red Pink, chipboard buttons black & white), MYLYB Cardmaking Sentiments Rub-ons, Scenic Route Sumner Label, Heidi Swapp Center of Attention chipboard alpha, snap buttons, baker's twine, jute, tooth pick

10 comments:

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

This book is amazing! How did you do the spine? I would love for you to link this up to our party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-link-party-week-22.html

Annette said...

wow I am totally diggin these fabulous colors...

Rachel W K said...

I just love this mini!!! Sandy its beautiful, I really want to try one myself, thanks for a tutorial

Jovonna said...

Very nice!

chillin with Quillin said...

oh how cute, love it !!!
Paula

Patti said...

Love this...I have drifted away form paper crafts but would love to find my way back - this is great!
Please stop over to enter my giveaway for digital scrapbook software!

Laurence said...

How cute it is, thanks for the tutorial !

atnumber29 said...

soooooooooooo cute! You're very talented. i can see why she wanted you to design for her LSS!

Simeachen said...

how fun is this. i wanna do it right away!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

This is beautiful and the colors are stunning! I would love it if you would come link up with Busy Monday (through Thursdays) at A Pinch of Joy, a linky party for ideas that make life better.