Monday, March 26, 2012

Side Note Memories {Mini Album}

Pin It Now! So, this week's Friday Mashup Challenge #51 is "When Life Throws You Scraps..."  We're encouraged to make a project using a quilted technique, or using something from your stash that's been forgotten about/sitting around.  So I went digging, and found this packet of die cuts that coordinate with the Beau Chateau suite, called Side Notes.  Love the look of them, but only used them once.

I took some artistic license, and mashed em up with Everyday Enchantment DSP.  I cut and pieced and layered (much as i would when making a quilt, right?!!), and turned them into this minibook.

Here's the front.  The 'Memories' die cut wraps from the front to the back cover.

It makes a cute little spot to fill in the occasion for the minibook.

Here's the long lost stash!  Did you buy these?  did you use them?!  They're nice, thick, sturdy & pretty.

The base of the minibook is made up of only one 8.5" x 11" sheet of patterned paper!!!

I got the minibook base tutorial from Sandy's Space.  She lays out the base very nicely.

Here's how it looked with just the one-sheet base, a small scrap of paper to cover the spine, and a piece of ribbon glued into the spine.  It's nice all by itself.

Here are all the insides...

The 'friend' word art and quote were part of a large die cut that I cut up to place in a mini fashion.

Same with the 24/7.  I left the 24 hanging off the side, and colored the exposed  backside with a Stampin' Write Marker in Marina Mist.

I made a little tiny banner with leftover flower punches and butterflies!  More layering with paper, ribbons, and an abandoned Designer Frame window.

The little banner was easy-to-do, just pierced holes into die cuts on a Mat Pack, and strung them together with a needle and Linen Thread.  I'm going to try this on a large scale too!

Here's the finished product. To keep it uniform, I used only green and blue mats, alternating them on every other page, and tried to put a splash of Calypso Coral or Poppy Parade on each page to carry through the theme.  But all in all, this came together with just a few scraps of paper, and the Butterflies Embosslits.

Best of all, this is my second project made with my Travel Stash!  Just a few supplies in a 12x12 box.  You can read about my little traveling supply box here.

Here's the challenge...Friday Mashup has great themes that engage papercrafters, with a great variety!  Go give it a try!

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. ADORABLE!!! :) Can't wait to case this!

  2. Wow it looks fantastic your one-paper mini album. Thank you so much for crediting my blog.

  3. Wow, absolutely stunning! I love this! Just to let you know, there is a blog award for you over on my blog -

  4. What a great project and a wonderful way to incorporate the quilted card technique! I really love this!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. Brilliant project, just right for the challenge this week!

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous little book.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  6. What a cute idea! Excellent job!! Thanks for joining the Mashup this week.

  7. This is so cute! I love your page layouts and all the fun details you added. Great job :-)

  8. This is gorgeous.. What a great idea to make a mini book. I love the use of the green and blue together.. Works perfect with the DSP. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.