I've made another mini book! I'm really getting addicted to these. My head is swimming with ideas for new ones. What I really need to do is finish some of the projects I have left from Scrapfest. I still have three at home to work on. I also have one that will be coming in the mail from TPC Studios. I think I mentioned in a earlier post that TPC was unable to attend Scrapfest because of Hurricane Irene.
Something else on my "to-do" list is to start my Christmas cards earlier than I ususally do. I'm trying to stay focused, but I get side-tracked easily. I've seen some sketches I'd like to try for cards, so I might start there.
This mini is probably one of the easiest I've ever created. I made five pocket pages from cardstock and added five photo mats. For the covers I used cardboard which I love. It's nice to reuse items that would otherwise be tossed. I have an endless supply of cardboard because my Humira shots for my Rheumatoid Arthritis are delivered by FedEx every other week. I had accumulated so much that I had to get rid of some. It was taking up too much space in my craft closet.
There is so much room in this book for photos and journaling. This book is so customizable for birthdays and other events. It would make a very easy gift to make for someone since it only uses three sheets of 12x12 cardstock, cardboard for the covers and cardstock for the photo mats. You can embellish it alot or just leave it simple. I may do some more embellshing to mine when I decide what I'm going to do with my books. I made a second one and inserted a solid green pocket page. That wasn't what I was going to do, but I ruined the paper and couldn't use it. I did a video of that mini and you can see it here.