mixed paper book

8.22.2009

I need another mini album around here like I need another hole in my head...but I am sincerely and simply addicted to them. So...one needs to make up needs for another book. Which for us list makers really isn't that hard. I was truly inspired by Elise Blaha and her mixed paper books. And being one to try and make something before I would ever think to go and buy it, I did just that...made my own. And I am soooooo loving this book.

And it truly is just what the title says, mixed paper and things I literally had on hand.

I used fabric to cover the front and the front inside. Using a chipboard piece, mine here is about 8x6, I painted it in Mod-Podge and then smoothed the fabric out on top. The edges were then pinked with my pinking sheers. The crop a dile was used for the holes, and then an addition of my go to book rings. A little label is still sitting there waiting for a title.....

Here's what the rest of it looks like:

I am using this one for a daily book of photos and journaling as we begin a new year of school. Only a few pages are completed. I am just adding to it as I go basically.









O.K...now it's your turn...grab those scraps hanging around your creative space and have fun.

21 comments:

  1. Jamie, I love it!! Those colors are just the ticket for a mini album and your die cut journal spots are a perfect accent.

    Gonna have to try covering with fabric. Modge Podge and me don't get along too well with paper, but fabric just might be the way to go. CUTE!!

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  2. oh Jamie - I can't believe you are inspiring me to make a mini! This is fantastic. I love that you did it jsut with what you had on hand. What a great way to document the start of the school year. Great choices and your color scheme is so perfect. Hope the weather brightens up and Math becomes less of a challenge!

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  3. That's a great mini book! Thanks for all the pictures of the inside. I really like the look of your blog too :)

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  4. WOW Jamie, I love it!!!! You make it look so easy! I so want to make one too!!! I am sure you have seen the fabulous Escape journal from evalicious (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29657936) ... yours reminded me of it :) Great color choices too!
    One question for you: did you use an old typewriter for your journaling or is that a font from the computer?

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  5. Thank you Jamie! I already downloaded it ;)

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  6. okay Jamie! i am inspired! you are so amazing with the minis... i am going to try my own :)
    my son is stuggling with Math this year (every year)- i hope he will learn to love it! i am going to give it my all to be fun creative and patient with him as i teach him!
    thank you again for your inspiration!

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  7. Very awesome! I'm always intrigued by these types of books but never get around to making one...you've inspired me!

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  8. Could you BE any MORE creative? I mean, really...

    You're killin' me here. That fabric cover is LOVELY!! So inspiring!!

    I sure hope that someday, we will scrap together in real life. Wouldn't that be FUN?

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  9. Oh Jamie, one word: GORGEOUS! This is precisely the type of albums I love the most! I've been wanting to make one or 10! for a while! Yours is absolutely Fab. and I hope you'll show us some more as you fill it up?!

    xox

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  10. Oh Jamie I love this! You are so inspiring - I hope to get some creating time today, especially since seeing this!

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  11. Jamie, this is gorgeous!!! I love doing mini's, too. I have big baskets full of them and honestly, my kids look at those often and rarely look through my big albums, so I like having tons lying around.

    Ali Edwards does this for her December Daily album and I do that, too. I think it's the best concept out there.

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  12. Girl you rock the mini. Each one seems to top the next. I need to get this type of mojo for myself. So many minis waiting for me to do something with them. You are kicking my butt into gear!

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  13. So, in truth, I hate mini-albums. I know weirdo :-P

    But I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!

    It almost has me wanting to make one.

    Gorgeous use of texture, colors, your pages are well balanced - I really, really like it. You rock.

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  14. love this book love the fabric cover! goodness knows i have TONS of scraps to do this too!thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. That is awesome and gorgeous! Great job.

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  16. I love this- very cute!! What a great idea too- use up the stash... wow, and I have so much of that! Thanks for the inspiration!

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