Hi everyone! I can't believe January is already over, this month went way too fast. I have another Sizzix tutorial for you today, a little mini book.
I love making mini books, and picking topics for them. This little book measures 3.2 x 4.6 in, and contains a surprising amount of photos and text (I added most of the journaling after taking the photos). When I was thinking of what to do, I found a bunch of photos I had taken (and already developed) of Anton at his old school, and thought that would be a great topic for a mini book. The photos were a part of me documenting details everyday during a week, inspired by Ali Edwards' Week In The Life - which also reminds me that I haven't shared the album I made with those photos yet. I'll try to get to that soon.
I used these two new die sets by Lynda Kanase to make my book: Mini Album and Photo Frame & Words. The sets include lots of great words and details, as you will see below. You can see all Lynda's dies here.
Die cut three cover pages using Tim Holtz Mixed Media Heavystock paper. Use this sandwich: Multipurpose Platform Tab 2, Cutting Pad, paper, die facing down, second Cutting Pad.
Die cut another six pages from patterned paper. I used these great Basics papers by Simple Stories, which combine two of my favourite patterns, ledger and wood-grain. You need two pages for each Heavystock cover page. The book consists of three signatures.
Smear Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and Ground Espresso on a craft sheet. Mist with water and press the Heavystock papers into the ink (both sides), as well as the ledger sides of the patterned papers.
When dry, stamp with the ledger stamp from Tim Holtz's School Desk set, as well as the alphabet stamp from the same set. I also used a Tim Holtz star stamp, and bunch of sentiment stamps from Darkroom Door.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it inspired you to make a mini book.
Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!!