Austin Mini Book | Quick & Easy Scrapbooking

By Holly - 7/03/2015 07:33:00 PM

For the first time in a long time, I went scrapbook shopping. With so many new and gorgeous products coming out - I just couldn't resist. I visited two of my favorite online stores, Elle's Studio and Paper Issues. I've been on Design Teams for both stores before, and was always impressed with Elle and Cassie, their respective owners. Customer service and shipping is second to none! I would highly recommend both stores.

Elle's Studio has monthly kits that launch on the 10th of every month. I just had to have June's kit, and I added some wood veneers and labels to my order. 

Paper Issues always has the latest and greatest and I've been waiting for October Afternoon's new Summertime line to become available. I scooped up the pieces I wanted, as well as several other items. Cassie almost always has discount codes available, check the store front page or the design team member blogs!

Now, for the mini book! It took me about an hour total, which is very fast for me. I pulled some coordinating papers together, thickers, stamps, stickers and washi tape. I also used a whole package of these awesome foodie themed wood veneer.

All the pages are around 4"x 6", the photos are about 3.5"x 3.5". I printed them at home and trimmed them up quickly. Instead of worrying about every page being just right, I tried to accept the sentiment, " done is better than perfect." You know what, I love it! This project was low stress, high reward. Now it is hanging nicely above my desk and makes me smile every time I see it. 

I like mini-books because they are perfect for small hands. Zoe has already looked through this a handful of times, and I love the comments she makes each time she looks at it.

You can see some of my other mini book posts here:

Holly & Co.

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