Thursday, 23 July 2020

* AALL & Create: Memories Mini Book


Today I am Guest DT for AALL & Create and my project is a mini book for keeping special memories safe.

My book is created from 300 gsm cardstock with an accordion spine and four pages attached. Each page is made from two pieces of card glued back to back, along three edges, leaving a tuck spot for the double sided tags which can be used for secret journalling. The back of each page is image free for photos or extra journalling.
The pages are A6 in size.


Step by step:
1. PaperArtsy Freso paints in Mermaid, Caramel and Chocolate Pudding, were brayered onto white card.
2. The images (Camera, Feather, scroll and suitcase) from stamp set #321 Enjoy The Journey were stamped and fussy cut.
3. A black marker was run along all the cut edges to give a neat finish.

4. The stencil, #94 Sundew, was brayered with Heavy Cream Fresco paint, spritzed with water and stamped onto the painted card.
5. The images were stamped onto the A6 page ready to be decoupaged.
6. The feather was cut and shaped by rolling it around a paintbrush handle, the cut edges were feathered slightly.

7.  Before decoupaging any images the background was stamped with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide and #364 Intersecting Circles Stamp. Random sections of #336 Bold Alphas were stamped with Vintage Photo. Blue paint splatters (Mermaid) were added to the backgrounds.
8. The beautiful flowers from #324 Blooming Beauty were stamped onto smooth white card and fussy cut to be used as embellishments.  Several die cuts were prepared using die #14 Cells.
9. The #350 Splattered Numbers stamp was heat embossed onto black card, also to be used as embellishments.

10. Each page was assembled using glue and foam tape for dimension. White paint splatters were added.
11. Stamps #354 Bunny and Bunnies and #360 Wish were coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut.
12. The cutie girls were added on hessian ric-rac trim to ground them and words from stamp set #321 Enjoy the Journey were stamped, trimmed, inked in black and adhered to each page.

Here are the four pages:

 As you can see, each double page has a tag tucked in between for secret journalling or photos.

The reverse of each page is coloured with paints, stamped and stencilled, but left with out images, so that photos or journalling can be added.

The dies are perfect for cutting into small sections. The waste from the dies is used too. Both above and below, the white numbers are the negative spaces left by the die.

The spine of the book is an accordion fold and the pages are attached.

Close ups of all the girls:

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Fab n Funky #491 Use Real Stamps  29/07 TOP 3
613 Avenue Create  #235 AG 31/07 WINNER
Love to Craft #48 AG 31/07
Love to Scrap #135 AG 31/07
Mix it Up #39 Technique (mini book making) 31/07
Mini Album Makers July 01/08



  1. Oh Carole this is absolutely stunning. They must be thrilled to have you as a guest designer. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wonderful Carole and I LOVE your step by step pictures and being able to see it all coming together, fantastic colours and cute images and so many great details..fabulous project..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. The Memories Mini Book that you have made is amazing. So much thought and attention to detail has gone into creating this. The backgrounds are beautifully decorated and the images are so cute and stand out from the background on each page. Such a lovely idea to show in photographs the process on how you have created this and also describing what products you have used from AALL & Create

  4. this is gorgeous Carole great colours

    gr karin

  5. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE your combination of 'realistic' and cute and quirky stamps to create this wonderful little album.
    Thank you for playing along at Fab'n' Funky this week.

  6. Absolutely stunning mini album love all the fabulous pages and little colourful images.
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  7. Fabulous ! Great mini book Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  8. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining with ust at Fab’n’Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

  9. This is amazing. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  10. Outstanding! Thanks for the step by step! I plan to give this a try next week! We are always delighted when you visit us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  11. Congratulations! You were selected as a TOP ROCKER for the week of July 25-31, 2020 at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for your inspiring submission to our challenge. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! ~~~The 613 Design Team.

  12. Congratulations! You were selected as a WINNER for Month of July 2020 at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for accepting and responding so beautifully to our challenge. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! ~~~Chana Malkah, Owner


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