I'm happy to say, mission complete! I photographed our trip, prepped and completed my minibook, before we went home :D
Here are a few shots of the finished album...
Here's the cover, with some basic grey ribbon stapled on.
The layout on the left is torn strips of sticker DSP from the kit, I thought they made neat fake washi tape!
Another tag just layered with the die cuts. They are SO fun. No mess, no adhesive needed. Even the ric-rac stems are stickers from the kit.
Here's a little detail I added with a few snips. A miniature file folder! Just cut a piece of DSP 1/2" taller and a little more than twice as wide as the photo (mine was a 4x4). Fold in half, leaving an extra inch on the bottom half, and hand cut a little tab for the file folder part (you've seen them a million times, you can do it!). Mount a pic on the front, one inside, and a journaling block inside. I added some linen thread and a bitty button to finish it off.
Every paper and die cut in my album was from Stampin' Up!'s Tickets and Tags Simply Scrappin' kit. You can click here to see them on my online store.
The mini album base was one from my stash from Melissa Frances. I covered all the base pages with patterned paper or textured cardstock from the kit. You can make a minibook out of so many things...office envelopes, tags, vintage children's books, or just flat squares of cardstock hole punched and ring bound. Here's the packaging from my minibook base:
I think it's about $5.00 on her site.
Scrapbooking was my first papercrafting passion. I love capturing these little moments. And the BEST part was when I heard my hubby talking to his aunt about the trip, and he stopped and said, "Hey babe, where's that album you made? I want to show Esther." YES!!! It's right here. hee hee!
Thanks for joining me!
I'd love to help out if you have any questions about supplies or techniques used. Just email me or leave a comment if I can help.
Have a blessed & creative day! Erika. www.erikaclark.stampinup.net