What a Scrappy Life


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

More Holiday Minibooks

I have definitely been on a roll producing mini books for others who are going on holiday.  I have just finish putting these together for my friends children, who are going to Florida for a few weeks.

Apologies for the quality of the photos has I took them on my phone.

I started the albums using Simply Stories - Urban Traveller, so the base pages have this collection, but fortunately I only used small strips and then I came across a new collection called ' All Aboard' by Papermania - great value as well as great quality.   I got mine from my local stationery shop and the 12 x 12 paper collection was only £7.95 - which is a bargain.  I mainly used the tags, die cuts, journalling cards, and it all co-ordinated nicely.

This is the collection I got.

They even had matching washi tape (like I need more - lol x)

And here are the finished books which I did at 8 inches by 6 inches..  I'd designed the Florida title myself and cut with my cameo.

I got an A3 plastic sheet that I cut down to use as the cover for the albums.  The sheet cost £3.00 - so using this size of album I can cover 3, with a strip left over.  I adhered the title and map to the back of the plastic cover, mainly to stop it be coming upstruck.

So these are a few of the pages.

I added several envelopes that I stamped so that they could include any memorabilia that they might pick up along the way.

Then using the tags and journalling spots from the collection I added several to the album.

Then to give it some added interest I made this card, that houses a tag ...

but also pulls out to either add a photograph or some journalling.

and another one that is more for journalling or smaller photos.

 I also did a little plastic envelope with additional journalling cards, fancy paperclips and a multi-coloured pen.

I did 2 albums, one for a boy and one for a girl who are both teenagers.  They both loved them, and their mum said that they will be ideal because they don't have to be writing loads down, just jot notes - yah !! she 'get's it'.  It was good to know that they will use them and both went away saying what they can business cards etc to the envelopes when they go on their holidays.

I'm looking forward to seeing them completely or partially completed when they get back home.


Katherine (sutty) said...

Super album Jackie - what a lovely gift.

Tamika said...

Thats so neat!!