Friday, March 13, 2015

Details Mini Book {Prepping}

I didn't plan on signing up for another class so quickly after taking On The Grid at Studio Calico, but having become a big fan of mini albums, I signed up for just the first one in a series of four that they will be offering throughout this year.


The class, hosted by Tina Aszmus, is about building a mini book that focuses on the details of your everyday. In part of the material she provides prompts to help you look at your daily life in a different perspective. Her book is an ongoing project, meant to be carried with you and added to as time goes on. For right now, that doesn't appeal to me, so I'll be gathering photos and thoughts from now until the end of the month to complete my book. Since my art journal is something that I'm adding to whenever the mood strikes, I'll incorporate some of the ideas from the class into that as well.


I made my mini book out of thin cardboard that I cut to 6-1/4"x12". I made several score marks at 4-1/2" and 9-3/4" so that once folded there is plenty of space inside. I punched holes at the top and bottom and then used binder rings to hold my pages. I've got 4x6 journaling cards, grid cards, and watercolor paper inside all ready to go. The book is kept closed with a magnet in one of my mini flair and another magnet on the left page inside.


You can still sign up for the class until March 31st and there are class kits available as well. You can find out more here. I didn't purchase the kit, though I had a hard time resisting it. Instead I bought one of the Project Life Add-ons and am really happy with the contents. I added a few items from past kits and will probably add some more things once I begin working on my content. No matter what, I'll be sure to share it with you. Hope you have a great weekend!

15 comments:

  1. The pictures here don't seem to be loading. Or is it just me? In any case...I love how you did your cover. Thanks for the idea! I hope you'll share your book as it progresses. Your work is always so lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know, it's all fixed now. Technology, huh?! :) Thanks for your kind words and I'll definitely be sharing! xo

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  2. Looking forward to seeing the finished mini album! Great job!

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  3. I love how you're putting this together! And that cover is awesome. p.s. - I had a hard time resisting the class kit as well, but I did :)

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  4. I love the album you made! Very cool. Looks like an awesome class. Michelle t

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  5. It is looking beautiful. Love the way you made your cover and thank you for sharing the details.

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  6. will be looking forward to you sharing. Looks fab so far x

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  7. It looks like you make an awesome kit on your own.
    Your book is pretty cool!!!!
    Sounds like a great class as well.

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  8. Elise this is a very lovely book you have started. I can't wait to see the end product.

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  9. I'm loving what I see so far. I can't wait to see where you take this, Elise! :)

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  10. love this mini - the class sounds great and i love how you made your own kit.

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  11. Love the way this mini is starting out - so clever to make a magnetic closure!!

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  12. Love the design of your mini album and am digging your colors!! So classy!!!

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  13. What a cute, fun project! Love it!

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!