I know I said I’d be back with my word for 2012, but there’s been a change of plan. Today I’m going to show you a little mini-book I’ve made, as an example for the first S J Crafts blog challenge, which went live yesterday:
If you enter the challenge you’ll be in with a chance to win a £10 gift voucher for the S J Crafts online shop. The theme is ‘happy’ and the added extra is to ‘use a punch’. The closing date is the 15th of February. See all the details on the shop blog here, along with the rest of the DT’s examples.
I was inspired to make a very-mini mini-book, credit card sized, so that I can carry it around in my purse and look at it every time I want to be cheered up!
To make it I cut 3 rectangles from My Mind’s Eye ‘Rosy’ 6×6 papers, the rectangles measured the width x twice the height of a credit card (aprox 3⅜ x 4¼” – credit card was approx 2⅛” tall). I folded the rectangles in half, and whilst folded, I rounded the corners with a woodware corner rounder punch.
I put glue-stick all over the back of my centre rectangle, and then stuck half of the other two rectangles to it, so they were overlapping, and formed a simple accordion-style book:
I love it, it makes me smile whenever I open it, and it was so quick and easy to make. Also, because I now carry it around in my purse, it will come in handy next time I’m out and someone asks me what ‘scrapbooking’ is – I don’t think anyone really understands until you show them an example!
Don’t forget to check out the challenge and maybe have a go at entering. It doesn’t have to be a mini-book, it can be any kind of layout, card, or other papercraft project. What does the word ‘happy’ mean to you?
Bye for now! x