Tuesday, June 17, 2014

We Love Weekend Road Trips ~ a Mini-book

I'm excited to have a little scrapbooking project to share with you today!
I love having a collection of photos from a special occasion or a little road trip to put together in a mini scrapbook! I haven't made a mini-book since last summer and I'd been itching to play with paper - just needed a good set of photos to fill one up. For this one, I used the photos I took recently when Doug and I went camping.

I kept my embellishments simple and one-dimensional, and I was tempted to add some journaling and doodling along the way but in the end decided that I was happy with it just the way it was. I'll show you photos of my pages and then at the end of this post, for those of you who are interested, I'll provide some detail on how I made my book.





 
 
 
 
 
 
  
And now, the details:
 
♥ My pages are 4" x 6" - I cut Kraft cardstock to 8" x 6", scored down the center and folded to create a double-page layout.
♥ Book pages are glued back-to-back - I used a tape runner. I published a tutorial a while back that shows how to construct a book like this, and you can see that here.
♥ Before adding photos and/or embellishments, I stamped the background with a few random stamps I have. Nothing fancy, just random...
♥ I used punches for my shapes, cardstock and scraps from an old dictionary I have.
♥ I inked the edges of my punched shapes, as well as the edges of all of the pages. Inking the edges of punched shapes gives them added dimension.
♥ My title strips were printed using a Word document. I inserted a table and filled the background with brown, then made my font white. Printed, then cut the strips.

 You can see other mini-books I've made by clicking here.  :o)

13 comments:

Susi said...

Cute Mini. I love your random stamping. I may have to pull out my stamps and play once they are unpacked.

scrappyjacky said...

Love the book....and the photos say it all.

Alison said...

Cute book and pics!!...wish I could stamp randomly as well as this!!..maybe you have to practice 'random'��
Alison xx

Gail said...

It looks great! I think I'm like Alison and would have to practice random. Thanks for that link back to your tutorial.

Karen said...

Love it! Great choice of papers and embellishments for a camping weekend!

Irene said...

Love you mini book for your weekend road trip. You make simple look simply a d o r a b l e !

Sian said...

How lovely to have your trip all pulled together in this gorgeous little book. I love the background stamping: it's an extra special touch

Lin Chao said...

you are so talented. A lovely couple.

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Deb...just too cute! You piqued my interest with photo earlier this week and I was anxious to see more. I am not a scrape booker, but would love to make these as gifts for my sister-friends. I was thinking of a memory beach trips book to include our dear friend who passed away in March. That would be 6 books in all...am I overly ambitious for a novice? What weight paper do you use for the cover or can I find that info at a craft store? Thanks for the inspiration! Susan

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love it! My favorite part is the randomly stamped background. It's been way too long since I scrapped anything.
Rinda

Sinead said...

I just love this Deb - it's a really gorgeous mini-book, and I love how the twine adds a rustic touch :) Great photos too. What a lovely collection of memories!

Audrey said...

Absolutely adorable, Deb! Love Lucky's sweet face peeking out of your mini-book and, of course, love the Sunday Tree. :-)

Ginger said...

Hi Deb! Just stopping by now to have a look at your album :) I love everything about it!! I love the stamps you used as the background, it sure reminds me of all my stamps and how I really should pull them out and utilize them more. Great photos too! Was fun to see your pics on IG. I really like the one of the Sunday Tree and the story that goes with it. Have a great evening!

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