May 10, 2010

CUTE LITTLE MINI BOOK

Hi all!!! WOW!!! What a week I had last week - soooo busy!!! I am still tired but my schedule is a LITTLE (not much) slower this week so I am hopeful I can get some rest, LOL!  I had the big craft fair on Saturday and I think it went really well....got lots of contacts and was pretty busy all day so definitely worth going to! And, I had fun meeting new peeps and hanging out with my downline and good friend Wendy -  we had a good day together!  I thought I would share a little mini scrapbook tin that I made for the fair - I had such fun making this and I think it turned out pretty cute if I say so myself *wink*  I used one of the Simply Scrappin' Kits since everything inside all coordinates together and I needed enough to complete it - this is why I love the SS kits, they are soooo easy when needing a project that has all coordinating items!  This one is called Happy Bday and can be used for either a boy or a girl - I made one of each, and this is the one for a girl!  The ribbon is threaded behind the scalloped square and tied in a bow on the side and is not really needed but I think it gives the in a finished look. 
Here is what you see when you open the tin. The left side has some journaling room and the right side is the first page of the actual pages for the book!  Just love how cute that dsp is! 

This next pic shows what the pages look like when you extend them out - I made accordian pages that just fold onto one another and fit neatly back into the tin so you can either keep it closed or display it open. As you can see, there are four pages that pictures can be added to, memoriabilia put into the little pockets, and of course, plenty of room for journaling either on the back of the tag or the back of the actual page.  And, look how pretty those colors are together!!
All in all, there are seven pages that can be used -  here is a shot of what the back pages look like! Again, each pocket has a removable tag that can be used for whatever you want - pictures, notes, decor from the party, or just a place to jot down some thoughts of the occasion.  Here is a picture of the actual tag - each one is exactly the same!  I just
used my two tags die for my Big Shot, then added some of the matching designer paper to the bottom to pull them all together!  I am so happy with this little mini, and have others that I would love to share with you as well so I will probably be doing so over the next few weeks, LOL!!  I will share the recipe for this project below and if you have any questions please feel free to ask me, I am always happy to answer them!  Now, I am off to run some errands and then back home to get ready for a few classes I have this week!! Yep, that means stamping, whooohooo!! Thanks so much for dropping by, I am so glad you did!! Enjoy your Monday!!
Tin Recipe:
Paper - Simply Scrappin' Kit B-day
Inks - none
Stamps - none
Accessories - Two Tags die for the Big Shot, Scalloped Square die for the Big Shot, Eyelet Border Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8 inch and 1 1/4 inch Circle punches, Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, red sticky tape, dimensionals, Certainly Celery 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, 1/16 inch circle punch

27 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just ADORABLE, Alex! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Crystal said...

Alex this is SWEEEET!! What a fabulous bday project, lovin those tins!!!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!!! Hugs!

Nikki Bond said...

This is awesome Alex...>LOVE the little book you've made...what a fabulous idea! {SMILES}

mochamama said...

This would make an awesome Christmas gift idea! Have a sweet week my friend!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh, Alex!! I just love your fabulous tin mini book!! It's so pretty and creative, girl!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow alex! absolutely awesome! sounds like you had a blast at the craft fair! way to go!!!

Maureen said...

wonderful tin Alex....love it!!!
((()))reen

corinnesomerville said...

Holy Smolly Macaroni !!! I LOVE this !!!!

ADORABLE !!! Like you :)

Diane said...

Lovely project for any occasion!
Love it Alex! Glad you had a wonderful week,wishing you another fabulous one girl!!!

Joan said...

What a fantastic project Alex. I've made one into a little photo album, but I like this Pocket page idea too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what a DARLING little book!!

a portland granny said...

That is so darling! Brings back memories of my teaching days--we used to make all kinds of "fold" books out of colored butcher paper in all sizes!!

I'm trying to get a book put together for a year old's birthday in June. This might be just the right idea!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

This is really CUTE!

pescbrico said...

This is really really cute!!! Love it! :)

Ilene said...

That book is too cute, I LOVE it!!

Ilene said...

BTW, Happy belated Mother's day!

mousekemom said...

Ooooo, I have a QuickKutz tin I got for a quarter and have been wondering what to do with it! Thanks for the great idea! Always such cute stuff!

Deb said...

oh wow, this is amazing Alex, very cute, I love it! hugs debx

Dani said...

This is so super cute!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so cool!! Love it!!

HazelQ said...

Ohh how cute!! I like the papers and what a nice idea for a gift :) thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs
Hazel

Dawn Easton said...

FABULOUS project, Alex!!! Glad the craft fair went well, hope you gain a ton of new customers! Getting your name out there is so important these days! Awesome girl!!

Marisa said...

This tin is simply adorable, Alex!! Fabulous work on the outside and all the pages on the inside :D

Risa said...

Your decorated mini book is adorable Alex!!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza!! What a CUTE project!!

Chris said...

wow! this is adorable, love the colors!

Dana said...

This is gorgous Alex. What a great gift for someone. This would really make a fast mini album for a grandparent who always reminds you that you haven't sent pics in a long time. Lol. Thanks for the idea. Hugs.