My biggest fear when I scrapbook is to spill liquids on my work surface, so for that reason I try not to have any of those on my table. Last week when I sat down with intentions to finish this book, I had a bowl with warm water under the table for my feet (something I saw on Pinterest). My album wasn't glued together yet, and still had an accordion shape. So, as I sewed on one side... the other one slipped off the table... and went right into the water... I had to redo one fourth of the book. Lesson learned. No water in the scrap room! On the table or under it!
The idea of inner pages for this mini book came from Marie-Laure, French scrapper - enlarged photo, flips with smaller pictures and a pocket to hold things. But I had to figure out the way I will put it all together, but I had a formula to work with.
This pocket will hold a note:
I divided this album by months (to give it some flow), adding one 5x7 photo for each spread, four horizontal pictures for inner flips and two vertical 3x4 photos for the pockets:
In the beginning I wanted to have a journaling spot on one of the flips, but then realizing I wouldn't be able to complete it on time, I just replaced it with more pictures.
I cut out words using Silhouette for the pockets to add a little something to them.
When the book was done (and I knew it's finished dimensions, I made a cover with heavy cardboard inside. To bind the book together, I decided to try something new instead of rings. I made all pages separately, but then glued them together with a folded strip of paper. To make sure they stay together, I sewed every page with sewing machine. It's a fun way to make a mini book, but it does take a little longer.
I hope all the work was worth it and I'm glad it's finally done.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very wonderful day!