Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Carta Bella Mini Book ~ By Louise

Hello ... Louise here again!!

Last week I shared some projects with you using the Carta Bella Beach Boardwalk Collection Kit. Today I want to show you a small mini book, created to sit between the 12x12 layouts in my holiday album.

I didn't really have a plan for this book. I just jumped straight in!!
The patterned papers I picked out of the collection Kit were very busy patterns so I made a decision not to use any Mister Huey Mists. My fingers and my dining room table were pleased with this decision!

I started with the back page cutting it roughly to 7"x8"

Then I made a large tag, cut roughly 7" x 5.5"

The top of the tag was scored so it could be lifted up to reveal the page underneath (See below)

Before cutting any more pages I worked out what photos I wanted to use....ideally I should have done this first.... sometimes though I like it when I have no plan to see what I end up with. Once the photos had been selected I added the circle page (10 x 5.5"), cutting off the overlap and scoring along the edge so that it folded over nicely.

The front flap was cut to 7 x 4" and the edge scored along so that again it folded over nicely too.

The pages are all held together with stitching. My machine did find it a little tough to go through the papers as they are a thick/good quality paper but we got there in the end.

I have used photos and titles in this book to tell the story. Let me see if I can show you what I mean.

The underneath of the tag has a pocket holding journaling cards which my three boys used to record what they liked/thought about the water park. The arrow pointing down links the tag page to the back page...

...which reads "Riding the Waves @ " with an arrow pointing to the inside of the circle page.

The inside of the circle page holds a photo of the Water Park name. Blizzard Beach. So hopefully you can see that when the pages are opened out it reads "Riding the Waves at Blizzard Beach"

The inside of the opening flap for this book holds a title to accompany the first photo on the tag page. When my son was little I used to read to him the "Harry and my Bucketful of Dinosaurs" Books. Mainly because they had his name on them but also because he loved them. When I saw this photo of him with his bucketful of ice-cream I had my title!

Here's my completed book all folded up.
I will be punching some holes along the left hand side so that it sits in my holiday album between the 12x12 layouts.

I like how this little book turned out and may well make a similar one for another of the parks we visited. If this inspires you to make your own please link up in the comments so we can come see.

Many thanks once again to Sarah for letting me have the pleasure of working with the wonderful Carta Bella Boardwalk Collection Kit.

All elements except the wood veneers hearts, arrows and camera and some of the alphas are from the Collection Kit.

I still have some more 12x12 layouts to share with you from this collection kit and will be back very soon to share them with you.


scrappyjacky said...

What a great addition to the main album.....love it.

Nathalie said...

I love the interactive pieces, very non traditional format!

Lisa-Jane said...

I love what you've done with this mini! It makes all the pictures so intriguing.

Missus Wookie said...

What a cool idea to combine the 12x12 layout, the interactive mini and the pocket pages. Adds such interest to the experience of reading the album.

Jennifer Grace said...

I thought I'd commented here before but apparently not - I love this book to add to the holiday album! It's so much fun with all the different shaped pages flipping out in different directions - I shall definitely be scraplifting it at some point. x