Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DIY: Mini MiniBooks

I have a ton of paper scraps laying around (yes, I have a paper problem ;)) from various projects. I also have a ton of Project Life cards that I've collected over time (at this point, I do not do Project Life - I reallllly want to try it come January 1. I love the idea of it. Love it). So what better to do than put them into a little album?! I made these up over the course of 36 hours and love them. I put these in my shop, but plan on making a few more for family and friends for Christmas. Perfect to throw in your purse or bag and jot a note or thought.

Any types of paper would do - old junk mail envelopes deconstructed and cut down, card stock or scrapbooking paper (if you have a local craft store, you would only need a few sheets -- you can get 12 pages out of one 12"x12" piece of scrapbooking paper. Use some chipboard (or cut down a cereal box :)), and finish off with binder rings (available at office supply stores - or I have some available in my shop here), or use ribbon! Voila! A cute little book that's fun to jot in :)


  1. cheryl porter chumbleyNovember 13, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    oh Ashley! these are darling - of course i especially love the confetti cover. my sister-in-law used her bind-it-all and made one with a vintage playing card cover for me. too cute!
    have a great day! cheryl

  2. I awed! >< these are so cute n pretty !

  3. Awesome idea! I think I might do one with my ATC-die... ;)
    Happy creative week to U!


  4. I sooo want to join project life. I am even thinking of asking my bf to gift it to me for Christmas.
    Cute project though.

  5. I love making books from my scraps too - I print 4x6 photo collages and cut out the little pictures to put inside so I have tiny little photo albums/scrapbooks. I love the ones you show here - so pretty!

  6. I love these! Awesome ideas, Ashley! So cute and easy to do. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful idea. :)