The summer minibook came about when I was trying to think of a new shop item that I, personally, would be interested in using. I love the idea of collecting an entire season through photos, ephemera and text. In the past I have found that having a pre-made book dedicated just to collecting keeps me motivated throughout the project.
I chose a summertime color scheme and pulled together a fun mix of solid and patterned papers. The covers of the album are chipboard and the front has been stamped and heat embossed in white with a rubber stamp I designed just for these albums.
I started my book on May 10th and am at the moment going strong (it is currently not even late May when I write this). I plan on following through on this book until the end of August. I have been blogging my progress with of tips and video tutorials but I wanted to create a round up of everything - and that's just what this page is. I don't think it is ever too late to start this project and I hope you'll consider buying a book a joining in. (Or just joining in.)
I will be updating this page every week or so with more photos and video links. You can click any image to see it in more detail.
As I am filling up my own summer minibook, I will be filming "how-to" videos to help you get the most out of your own version of the book. I will be using the papers from the book and usually pretty basic craft tools. The links below are shortcuts to the posts that include video tutorials.
- getting started & the first few pages
- creating a photo grid with clear packaging
- adding text to your album
- using the scalloped circle card
- creating a digital photo grid
- real time progress on pages 10-13
- using envelopes in minibooks
- update #8 walk-through
- printing a contact sheet with iPhoto
Interested in just a stamped and embossed chipboard cover? Purchase a non-holepunched version below for $5 including shipping. Cover will ship to your paypal address so please verify it's correct.