Happy Monday to you all! Hi, I'm Monika, and at our house, we're getting ready for a birthday party and making sure we have everything on our back-to-school list. Next Monday, our girls will be enjoying their First Day of School. Hard to believe our Summer is almost over.
I think by now, you all know how much I adore a mini book. During last month's Gallery here at write.click.scrapbook. the theme was Perfect Pairings. At one point, I was paired with the amazingly talented Paula Gilarde. Then we added some lovely new members here and we had both had new pairings, but I still wanted to share with you a tutorial from Paula that inspired me.
It's a perfect summertime project and uses goodies you already have on hand...cardstock and photos. Anything else you add is just extra goodness! Here's my mini book...
...and here is Paula's mini book that inspired me. Here's another she shared here at w.c.s. recently.
ACCORDIAN MINI BOOK
Since I'm sending this to my son, who's in the Navy, I kept the embellishments simple. Don't worry, he's used to his Mom making mini books for him, so he won't be too embarrassed receiving this in the mail!
So simple that there are just 3 photos and Instagram photos at that.
STAMPS AS JOURNALING TOOLS
Have you ever thought to use all those sentiment stamps you have as a way to journal? I arranged a few stamps around my page and added my own words to fill in the gaps using different colored inks to make the stamp images stand out.
STAMPS AS EMBELLISHMENTS
Another favorite trick is to stamp an image, trim around it and add it to my page...instant embellishment. Perfect for mini books and layouts alike and you can even stamp on patterned paper!