Friday, July 30, 2010

My Latest Mini

Hello Everyone,

These are photos of my latest mini. I made it for one of my El Paso friends. I used K and Co Blossomwood paper collection. The cover has some butterflies cut from the paper. One of them I covered in glossy accents. I spray inked some Prima E-Line whites. The large pink and blue roses I created myself from crepe paper. I have to give credit to Laura Denison of Follow the Paper Trail for the binding. She has a wonderful tutorial on the 3-ring binding that I used. The title is made with Making Memories letter stickers and fabric covered Thickers. I used Faded Denim and Broken China DI to color them.

This is a representative page. I made it using a technique from Kathryn at Life on the {Scrap} Beach. I took a 12x12 piece of paper, folded up a 4 inch pocket then folded in half, thus creating an 8x6 page with a 4" pocket. The inside pocket holds a 5x7 photo mat. Each pocket has a 4x6 photo mat. I completed 6 of these pages so the album has a total of 6 5x7 mats and 12 4x6 mats. The mini bag pocket holds a mini journal which I always like to include in my minis.

This is one of three "extra" pages I included. It is a Marion envelope pocket. You can find the tutorial on her YouTube channel APieceofCraftdotcom. However, I don't use envelopes; I make my own pocket from the design paper.

Here is the tag from the pocket. The butterfly is chipboard that I covered with design paper and painted the edges with brown acrylic paint. I distressed the edges with Old Paper DI and stamped the flourishes with Bamboo from CTMH.

Here are some tags that I added. There are nearly 40 tags in the mini. All of them I either created or added design paper to premade cards with one exception. The Graphic 45 tag you see here.
Those are only 5 photos. I have many more. If I can figure out my movie maker program on my computer, I will post them as a video on YT. It would be my first. I hope my friend enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Thanks for the visit and happy scrappin.


  1. This is a test comment for a friend.

  2. Soooo beautiful. The flowers from crape paper are awesome. I know Lisa will love it. I can't wait to see it in person -

  3. gorgeous details in this, really beautiful!

  4. It was a cute stuff and I like it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post. Keep posting.