Piradee here today to share a fun and super easy mini album/journaling booklet that you can put together in a flash (uhmmmm, I think I might be making a few more of these as Christmas presents too). All you'll need is some pattern papers (I'm absolutely loving the design of the Acorn Avenue Peanut Deli pattern paper), some thread and a needle.
The great thing about these mini's/booklets is that you can pretty much use anything as pages and the more variation you have, the more interesting they turn out. Also, working with pages of different widths and lengths creates a clear contrast that is notably fun to explore. For example, inside mine, I used various patterned papers and embellishments from the Acorn Avenue collection along with some vellum, doilies and envelopes. To dress them up, I added a detail or two, including the cover which is adorned with a border along the bottom meant to hide the pages beneath it.
Lately, I've been addicted to using vellum on my projects. I just love the semi-transparent look and also, it's numerous layering applications - When scattered and layered across a page, vellum creates the illusion of depth and intrigue.
To expand upon the album's eclectic feel, I stapled a mini tab to each page. This small touch introduces more color and pattern to the overall design.
So, are you interested in making one? All you'll need to get started is a few pattern papers, vellum, doilies, and/or envelopes. You might want a couple of additionals as well. The details are entirely up to you :)
Sew everything together with either thread or twine. First, stack your pages and then punch up to five holes along the binding. In doing this, make sure that each page is accounted for. Starting from the middle hole, sew all the pages together while leaving enough thread behind to tie the ends.
I've got a little surprise for you Silhouette users. In creating the mini booklet, I also produced a die-cut file from my handwriting for the title, "Thankful", that you can download HERE. Hope you like it!
Thank-you so much for hanging out with us today! Have a great week!