21 January, 2016

A Mini Book using Chantilly Cream papercraft pack

Hello Bloggers

The Chantilly Cream Papercraft pack is a great way to do a mini book kit.
Cut up the papers & ephemera;  then decide on your distress ink, cardstock & tape or glues.

I chose Bazzill Vanilla cardstock, Antique Linen distress ink plus an accordion Book Kit.  The advantages of using the accordion book kit are:
there are 6 accordioned heavy weight papers &
extra heavy 2 covers - no cutting of cardstock, no attaching of papers & then deciding on how to bind them.
There are also disadvantages of this method:
limited to pages that are 12.5cm square & covers 13cm square - your mini book can only be this size.

The Cover of the Book: is covered with Vanilla cardstock & embellished with 3 of the ephemera in the papercrafter pack mounted on cardstock.  The butterfly was chosen because of its colour to highight;  a vintage trinket handle & a mini bottle with a piece of vintage paper inside  were used. A coffee/cream ribbon ties the book closed.

Page 1:  Since the papercrafter pack papers are 13.5 cm square they all need to be cut down.  The strips in the pack & also some of the cut pieces were used on each of the pages of the mini book to create either pockets or bands to hold the ephemera.  Instead of using ephemera you could use photos or you could also use the photos on the back of the cardstock backed ephemera. This page has a pocket to hold the ephemera

Page 2:  has a corner strip with a vintage trinket as decoration holding the 2 pieces of ephemera backed with cardstock

Page 3: The tag is foam mounted & a cut off piece of paper used as  band for the ephemera

Page 4:  Has a strip from the pack of matching paper as a belly band with a vintage trinket

Page 5:  Two pieces of ephemera tucked into a strip on the corner with a foam mounted tag word.

Page 6: has a side pocket with a foam mounted tag

Back cover: is kept simple. Covered with cardstock & a pieces of ephemera

You could also do the other side of the accordion pages - these were done on 1 side only & use it standing open or tied with ribbon (as above)

Chantilly Cream Papercraft Pack - there are 6 papers 8.5x11" in the pack
 - 3 are backgrounds with strips, the other 3 are ephemera

Hope you enjoyed this little book - the ephemera in the pack also include some in a shabby chic style so you can make the book in several different styles


PS - the Papercrafter packs are also available in digital downloads & there are several different ones


  1. A gorgeous book,lots of yummy trinkets

  2. A really beautiful book!! Love your use of all the ephemera and always love your little bottles!! Absolutely stunning Meg!! xx

  3. Love your little accordion book Meg ...love these delicate cream papers .. hugz

  4. Wow what gorgeous colors and wonderful book design.

    Hugs Diane

  5. So incredibly elegant Margaret. Jenny x

  6. Oh Meg this is just adorable and I love how you have used the colours so well for this design :)

  7. A lover of all things Paris, this is just beautiful. I love the vintage trinkets you have used

  8. Love your book so much and all the embellishments are perfect. xxx