15 July, 2015

Gather Your Dreams mini book from Meg

Hello Bloggers

I finally finished this book. It sat on my project table while I had thoracic surgery;  it sat again patiently while I semi recovered; the book itself wondered if it would ever get finished.  
But I had to - other projects to start & complete. Like Christmas papers, a Christmas mini book in traditional reds & greens, a Victorian Christmas mini book, lacy Victorian ornaments, some new Australiana papers, new mini papers with ephemera project & more....

I used the 3 pale lavender papers on the cover, back & spine matted in a deeper lavender cardstock.  The cover was kept fairly plain with lilac velvet violas & leaves & some pearl sprays on the front.  No decoration was done on the back cover or spine but both were matted to match.

 Then the 2 green pages were used. The inside cover has a pocket with ephemera, and its opposite page embellished with a simple transparent butterfly with its wings lifted.

 Pages 3 & 4 were chosen to go together - page 3 has a brass bee with its wings lifted, a beaded pin, ribbon & paper flowers. Words were also added. Page 4 has a transparent butterfly

Page 5 uses the French writing paper with an envelope pocket to hide secret dreams. Page 6 has a beautiful Vintage lady, double matted & embellished with brass corners.

Pages 7 & 8 use the gorgeous pink papers with paper flowers, travel charms & Journey to France Rubber Stamp Collection - the theme being Dreaming of travel to Paris & France.

Page 9 is left as it is.

Page 10 is a lift out with the ribbon pull on the side & uses the 5 blue/green papers.   

The inside of the pullout is embellished with paper flowers & leaves, has room for listing your dreams on the one page & also on the tags in the bottom pocket

Opposite the back of the pull out is a cabinet card ephemera made into a small folder & embellished inside with some of the ephemera in the pack.

Over the page, I have used a page from an old French book, tucked into a mini 

square lace doily with ephemera. Wanted a little bit of very vintage here; also as a break before the last pullout  of the book.

This pullout, with the ribbon  tab, uses the 4 Mulberry papers.

Inside the pullout - on one side there is a round doily pocket with ephemera tucked in & embellished with a musical charm

The other side has a pocket down the side with tags to use for your dreams.

This  is the back of the pullout - the 2 pages allow plenty of space to list dreams.  The 2nd page is the inside back cover or the book

Hope this gives you some more ideas on how to use the Gather Your Dreams mini book kit which is available as a printed product or you can download & print it yourself.

patterned pages in book kit  4.75 x 7.5"
cardstock for pages  5 x 7.75"
cover - cardstock & cardboard  5.25 x 8"
(matt - 5x7.75")

I use the Stack the Deck method: flaps 7.75" & spine 2.5"

Bye for now

From Meg's Garden:


  1. Oh my!! This is totally stunning Meg. Love all the pretty pockets and the gorgeous little tags .. perfect for journaling!! A beautiful book to keep your dreams in!! xx

  2. Gorgeous Meg,I love the combo of the papers,a lovely keepsake,hope you are feeling a bit better by now

  3. This is just stunning Meg, I don't think it minded waiting a bit to be finished. Such a beautiful way to 'Gather Your Dreams'!

  4. Love you mini book so much Meg. Great to journal your memories. xxx