Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vintage Travel Mini Book

**8/10/12 - In the Spotlight at Sweet Stampin!**

I've had some fun playing this weekend creating a Blockheads DT inspiration project - a mini book for the current Blockheads Technique Challenge - Easy Mini Books hosted by design teammate, Trisha Neal. Come play with us! I promise you'll have just as much fun as I did! ;)


Scroll way down for individual photos of the pages in my Vintage Travel Mini Book.

There are a number of different ways to bind your mini book (I used adhesive) but visit the Blockheads 2 Simple Book Binding techniques page to check out Trisha's tutorial. To take our challenge the traditional way via your blog, create your own project, create a blog post and link back to the Blockheads Technique Challenge - Easy Mini Books blog post by August 21st for a chance to win a $25 Blockheads gift certificate! The winner will be selected by our design team.

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There's another way to take our challenge if you don't have a blog, and that is via our Facebook group! You'll need to join if you're not already a member, then all you need to do is post an image of your project on the group's wall by August 21st. The Facebook winner will get to pick out any 4" x 5" set of Blockheads stamps on cling cushion, and there are some awesome stamps to choose from!

I cut two 12" x 4" panels and scored each in four 3" sections and then 1" inward on one of the long edges. I folded the 1" section upward to create the pockets and then made accordion folds (valley-mountain-valley) to shape the pages of the book. The ends of each panel were later adhered together long-wise to create all the pages. I stamped all the pages prior to putting it together, using several Blockheads stamp sets - Vintage Travel, Backgrounds For All Occasions, Grunge It Up and Backgrounds Borders Full Sheet - for the pages and the tags which are all heavily distressed. Each pocket is decorated with a stamped piece of cardstock or a piece of crocheted lace (one left ivory colored and the other died with walnut ink). I did a little paper piecing on a few of the tags with kraft and two shades of blue cardstock to give a few of them a splash of color and to match the blue postage stamp. I punched holes in the tops of the tags with my Crop-a-dile Big Bite but did not put any ribbon or twine in them. I made the cover out of a re-purposed piece of cardboard from the back of a mat stack. I masked the post card stamp on the front cover and brushed some linen paint on a wide foam applicator across the entire front cover with one swipe, and when that dried, I stamped the background on the front and back.

I'd like to enter my Vintage Travel Mini Book into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Light weight cream cardstock from stash; re-purposed piece of cardboard from back of a mat stack
  • Folk art paint (linen); wide foam applicator
  • JudiKins Eclipse Mask Tape
  • Blockhead stamp sets - Vintage Travel, Backgrounds For All Occasions, Grunge It Up and Backgrounds Borders Full Sheet
  • Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black ink
  • Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
  • VersaMagic Wheat dew drop ink
  • Versamark; bronze embossing powder
  • Tsukineko spray walnut ink
  • 1/8" Blockheads Red Liner Tape
  • Joann's ivory crocheted lace








View of pages with tags in pockets

I'll be creating another mini book this week, so stay tuned! Thanks so much for stopping by - see you next time!
Hugs,
Leslie

16 comments:

Christina said...

Love the mini album and what a neat to store all the special things that have been collected on a holiday. Cool project to give as a gift xx

Linda said...

Wow Leslie this is just a treasure!!!!! Wow so much work went into this!!!!!! Absolutely well worth it and you really did an excellent job on this!!!!! Wow!!!!

Jessica said...

Very cool!

seaslay said...

Really excellent. I liked the restrained color palette and the use of the stamps. Great job!

Florence Turnour said...

Very cute!

Mian said...

Love the mini album! Well done!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Simply Create Too.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Mian
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

Wedgie said...

Wow! Fantastic project!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Bea und Doreen said...

wow - simply stunning. Love it
Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
Doreen xx

marion said...

Such a gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at NMWC and good luck. I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and I will see you back soon. HUgs, Marion

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

So glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your vintage travel book is so pretty--can't wait to see the one you're working on now!


Diane
Simply Create Too Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

SuzanneK said...

Awesome project, so creative and practical at the same time. Thanks for playing along with our first challenge at NMW Challenges, I do hope you come back for a next challenge, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

SuzanneK said...

Awesome project, so creative and practical at the same time. Thanks for playing along with our first challenge at NMW Challenges, I do hope you come back for a next challenge, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

mixamatoasties said...

Awesome project! Love it.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

trisha too said...

SO nice, Leslie, what a fun little book!

:)

trisha too said...

SO nice, Leslie, what a fun little book!

:)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Fabulous liitle book Leslie! Love all details!