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.

8 comments:

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

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

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  3. Wow, absolutely stunning! I love this! Just to let you know, there is a blog award for you over on my blog -http://jesscraft.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/liebster-blog-award-awarded-by-heather.html

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  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!

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

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous little book.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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

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

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  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.

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