Hello! So glad to have you stop by to check out my project. I LOVE this mini that I made for the CHA summer show in July. I have to admit though that when I start mini books, I am completely overwhelmed. Where to start, what will the subject be, etc etc ... but doesn't Maya Road just have the cutest ones ever?!!
I used the 5 Ring Tab Album. I eliminated a couple of the rings when I created the album because well, like I said I get overwhelmed. I always know that those rings are gonna jsut get in my way because the book will be bulging at the seams, looking like it's ready to explode! :-)
Notice the pretty new Alterable Crochet Trim that was released for CHA summer on the photo above! Just perfect. You can see all of the new trims, flowers and embellishments HERE on the Maya Road Company Blog.
Yeah, tha's as far as I can get it to "close".
I decided to have this mini be a monthly Quote or thoughts book that I can add some journaling to if I want. I have a thing for quotes and words. I'm sure that I'm not alone in having a Pinterest board with many.
I did some machine sewing on several of the pages then added watercolor to the inside of the stitching. I used lots of Maya Road chipboard and miscellaneous trinkets. On these pages are a Alterable Wood Bingo piece, a Kraft Journaling Tag, a Metal bird Clip, a Velvet Pleat flower, Trinket Pins, the Ornate Vintage Butterfly stamp, pink Zipper Trim, yellow Tulle Trim, a white Transparency Clock, and Chipboard Mixed Blossoms that I painted up and layered onto the page.
I used the black Gingham Tape throughout the album. I like how it adds some nice contrast to the other colors.
I almost forgot to mention that I used several of the Kraft Vintage Edge Envelopes. They were painted white, distressed and then I added some of the machine sewing to them also. They've sort of become a staple in my mini albums these days. Just can't get enough of them.
More cleear stamps, chipboard and trinket pins...Maya Road has the best products for layering.