Friday, January 13, 2012

Mini Book: Hilton Head 2011

I finished my Hilton Head Mini Book the other day, and was super happy with how it turned out. It was nice to make a book bound with this wire binding instead of my traditional binder rings. It made it a lot less flexible as far as switching pages around, but I was ok with that. 

The book is 5.5"x5" and the photos are 4"x4". I had them printed here, which sadly, is no longer in business. On the lookout for a new place to print square photographs. (*Sidenote: I usually print my own photos, but if I am not in a hurry for them, I send them off.)

I used a lot of different papers for the inside pages, including security envelopes I opened up and cut to 5.5"x5", ledger pages, scrapbooking pages, and other scraps leftover from other projects. I used kraft cardstock and white cardstock for the pages opposite the photos.

I wanted the book to be simple, and didn't want to put a whole ton of journaling in. So I just kind of labeled what each picture was, using stamp borders, washi tape, written lines, or glued down baker's twine. 

Not all pages are shown, as I used the same techniques throughout the book, but you get the idea with the pictures below.

13 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of it. Nice job =)

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  2. I love the waves on the cover!

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  3. be careful, you'll be looking for projects just to use your BIA!

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  4. I love this book. It's such a delight to look at. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I Love the colors!!! So pretty.
    I'm artistic but not as crafty so I love your little site. I too have decided to finally to a
    GIVEAWAY too, but of my art! If you want to stop by my lil blog.

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  6. Here are two sources for having square prints made. I am including both as each vendor offers different size choices.

    http://www.persnicketyprints.com/

    http://colorincprolab.com/services.php
    (click on album prints for price list and sizes)

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  7. i LOVE this size of album. yours is gorgeous, great job. thanks for sharing with us, xoxoxo

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  8. I love this mini, very nice indeed!!!!

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  9. I love this album. Thanks for sharing. It helps me see that I don't always have to have a large elaborate photo album for it to look beautiful.

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  10. Beautiful, simple yet elegant! Excellent job! Sometimes the mini books can be just as time consuming as the regular 12x12 but anytime you're capturing family moments, the time is worth it, right? Thanks so much for sharing!

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