I was going through some files on my computer and found a huge stash of project photos that I have never blogged. I’ve been terrible about blogging lately, I just can’t seem to figure out how to balance drawing, blogging, and making new projects. I need to get these projects blogged because they are super cute and I want you to see them!
First up, one of my most favorite mini tag books ever, I Love This Moment.
The Mini Tag Book is one of my most favorite dies. I adore making little books for little snap shots. This die makes making mini books fast and easy. (See how to assemble it here: Mini Tag Book Assembly.) Seriously, the hardest part of making this mini is picking out your papers and embellishments!
For this book, I use a heavy weight double-sided pattern paper from Echo Park. I added machine stitching around the edges.
I discovered that the tabs from the Tab Set 1 and 2 make great embellishments for the spine of the book. I added to fold lines to match spine of the book and punched holes to match the ones in the spine.
I die cut a round tab from a scrap of vintage quilt. I cut it in half so that I had just a circle. I layered on a Posie Parts flower die cut from wool felt and a quilt heart cut with the heart from the Get Well stamp & die set.
I planned to add photos of random moments that I love so I came up with the title, “I love this moment”. I used a black pen to hand write the title. I added grey shadows to the letters to make the look less flat.
For the inside pages, you can use pattern paper, vellum, mulberry paper, or my favorite for pages- Therm O Web’s Mixed Media Sheets (linked below in supplies). It looks sheer like vellum, is slightly textured like mulberry paper, but is super strong. It is so durable and won’t break at the crease. It comes in white and can be colored with inks and paints.
I filled this book with small random iPhone photos. I used more of the Tabs 1 & 2 to add little title/journal blocks with the photos.
With these little books, I really try to follow a “less is more” philosophy. I keep the pages inside simple so that the photos and words get to shine. I generally stick with a photo and a mat of scrap coordinating pattern paper and a tab or simple journal box. Placing any journaling on a tab or journal block really helps give it emphasis.
And how fun is this? My Tabbed Mini Envelope fits inside the Mini Tag Book!
This little mini is so sweet and simple and quick! I love how it lets my little mini memories shine. Wouldn’t it make a fun little gift to give to someone special?