Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Inspired by Home!

Today's inspiration is by Giselle - she has created this stunning mini book inspired by and featuring her home. The mini book features the things that make home for Giselle.
Although every mini book is different and only meant to be an inspiration rather than a class. Giselle has however explained in brief how she has created it!

Materials list:
Paper: KI Memories, Jack & Abby
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp
Acrylic & Felt flowers: American Crafts
Epoxy Stickers: KI Memories, Jack & Abby
Ribbons: American Crafts
Brads: Making Memories
Mini Book: Maya Road
Rub-Ons: American Crafts
Cut all photos to 3" square

To create:
Remove the book rings so that all the pages are separated.
Cover each page of the chipboard book with a selection of plain cardstock & patterned papers.
Sandpaper the edges to remove any overhanging pieces of paper or cardstock
Ink the edges of the pages in colours to match your papers
Adhere the photos, one to each page, and embellish with appropriate stickers, rub-ons & flowers etc
Cut words from the Jack & Abby 'Word' paper, ink the edges and add to the pages where required
Fold small strips of ribbon in half and attach beneath the photos on some pages, allowing them to peek out from the page edges
Attach strips of ribbon to the tops of some pages with felt flowers and brads
Hand write any journaling alongside the photos
Reassemble the pages in the correct order and add the book rings


MandyKay said...

That is inspiration indeed, a lovely keepsake to have.
I like the inking and wobbly letters on the front cover.

Hilary said...

What a great idea - think I need to do something similar. A lovely way to document your home as it is now, and beautifully done too :)

socialbutterfly said...

totally cute!! i'm in LOVE!!! :))

Jessica said...

awesome! i've been wanting to do one of these. yours is so cute!!


super cute book!

Kirs x

fizzkitten said...

scrummy - i especially like the tilted photos :)

Relly x

Rae said...

So fab giselle! I bought one of these cute little albums back when we were moving house but havent touched it yet. thanks for the inspiration ;-)

Mireille said...

totally fabulous girl!
This rocks!

Kim Watson { KJ-Starre} said...

Great inspiration...such a fun project. Well done! & thanks for posting it.