This is a really simple mini book; it has no fancy hinged binding, no fancy 3 way flaps or anything else that is complicated - it is EASY!!!
I used the Correspondence Mini Pack - the papers are 145mm square so they work really well with the 6" cream cardstock pages. The cover was cream 6x6" cardstock with a piece of black cardstock with 2 pieces of the collection which were distressed & torn. Vintage photo distress ink was used throughout the mini book. A vintage trinket knob completed the cover
|Inside front cover & facing page|
The inside cover used the back of the cover as its page; a torn piece down the centre & pieces from Vintage Parisian Postcards #3376 added. The facing page was some vintage writing with a trinket/. This facing page is actually the back of the next page.
|Inside page 1 & facing page|
Page 1 was 11" wide & folded at 5" to create an additional page - a pocket with tags - Vintage Parisian Postcards were used on both pages
Page 3 & facing: pockets were created, the pages were distressed & torn & tags inserted & more vintage trinkets. Love the way the trinkets add texture & interest but do not stand out.
|Page 4 is a double page|
Page 4 is made by adding an extra piece 5 1/4" to each side so that it opens up on each side. This pic shows the 2 flaps closed
|Open flap 1 to see the inside|
I did use some of the ephemera from Correspondence Collection - cut & create P6406 & from The French Cinema#1038
|Inside flap 2|
More postcards, a tiny key chain with a tag & another pocket
|page 4 & inside back cover|
Another pocket with tags; a vintage lady mounted on foam with a secret roll of writing tied with a bow - love these little packets & of course, another trinket. I think the trinkets were just into the store when I made this book - hence my use of them throughout.
|back cover with a postcard & trinket|
Each of the pages was glued to the previous age or used the back of the previous page as its page. The pages were completed & the ribbon attached before adding the front & back covers.
This style of mini book could be used for any occasion. Instead of featuring Vintage French Postcards & ephemera you could use photos, instagrams, a holiday, a birthday or anniversary party - make sure you collect all the tickets, invites & all the fun 'stuff' so that when you go to make your book that you can add all of these little personal touches.
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