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Engagement Mini Book

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Hi all, I hope you enjoyed Rachael’s class, great to see how she does it isn’t it?
So now from one Rachael to another Rachel (notice the difference)
I dont know about you but sometimes you have a day out or event where you end up with tons of gorgeous photos but you have no chance of scrapping them all. This is what happened with the gorgeous photo shoot my future Sister in Law did for us when we got engaged in March.
So I thought I know what I will do, a mini book, I used to love mini books but havent made one for a very long time so thought it was about time i did.
I loved all the photos, so first thing i did was reduce them in size using Picasa and made them black and white so they would go with any paper.
I chose quite a random selection of papers from different manufactures but all with the some kind of colour, Red, Blue, Yellow and Black.
(Sorry not the greatest photo there)
I used bit from
Circa 1934, – Cosmo
5 & Dime– October Afternoon
This and That– Lily Bee
I used embellishments from
I didn’t really have a size in mind for this but had thought no bigger than 8×8, and the others were just quite randomly cut. I wanted to show you how with just a few different pieces of papers and cute stickers you can make a book in a couple of hours.
So this is what I came up with

My first couple of pages probably took the longest simply because by the time i had done a couple I had loads of little off cuts and just used them, by restricting your supply it makes it much easier to scrap quickly, and i am all about scrapping quickly.

Take this page for example


Its that size as that was a off cut from a previous cut out, i had a few bits already cut from a different page and just kind of stuck them down.

then i added a bit more
and then a few stickers
Ta Da!
I applied this principle to the rest of my pages and found I got quicker and quicker.

The stickers i used a really nice and cheap way of adding a little extra to the page, I’m crazy about the Sassafras stickers.
I finished off the mini book by doing a 8×8 page and then just layering all the bits I had left over, I still have loads of paper left for a good few 12×12 pages.

I thought about how to tie it all together, i had planned to use a book ring but to be honest i couldnt find one anywhere, so I used a tie that had 2 cardboard people on.

So there you go by limiting your supplies and using your off cuts you can create a bit mini book in a very short time.

I hope you have enjoyed the post, let me know what you think, and if it has inspired you to make a mini book, then do share the link and I will have a little look at your blog/gallery.

Check back in a couple of days for some more exciting times on the Sarah’s Cards all singing all dancing blog.
Thanks Rachel x

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