Sunday, 22 June 2014

Scrapabilly Shares June kit part 1

I'm late - again - with posting my Scrapabilly June kit shares :-(

And I was all ready to post right there at the beginning of the month - where does the time go?

Anyway, let me show you this month's fun kit which is perfect for capturing a slice of modern life! All forms of social media, internet and our love for our phones can be recorded using this kit full of Jillibean Soup's Spicy Social Soup. But I have to admit to particularly loving both sides of the papers and the B sides could certainly be used for any topic. 

Papers, cardstock, a full set of die cuts, word stickers, twine, labels, chipboard and rings suitable for a mini-book, mini-bags, buttons and brads all topped off with a stunning brush script alpha. It was hard to know where to start.

Now, you all know that I'm not a big mini-album maker but I challenged myself to make one for this kit using the chipboard in a creative way. I was inspired by a mini-album I'd made some time ago with a kit by Cleo Jarvis who's known for her detailed folding techniques. You can see my original circular album (here). I decided just to go for a three fold-out page square book to record a whole month of Instagram.

I had a lot of fun just piling things up on top of the front cover.
I painted the chipboard in a cream colour before covering it with paper to match the inside pages. 

I left some space between the pages for some journalling cards to be tucked in there. I added the red twill to tie the book closed and to serve as tabs on my story cards

It takes a little brain power to work out the orientation for the papers and how to position the photos - especially when they go over the edge of a fold but with a little time and thought before the glue came out, I didn't make too many mistakes :-)

You can see that I only decorated the one side of the book and left the other side as simple cardstock. But I still managed to fit over 30 photos and labels. So imagine how much more could be squeezed into this space if you decided to use both sides!

I simply copy/pasted the captions I had written in IG for each of my photos. 

I organised and stuck down all the photos first and then printed out my journalling very small, cut it into strips and just fitted it in where I could.

I'm not saying that I'm a mini-book convert but this was a lot of fun to make and lovely to just look through to see the type of images I'm capturing across the month. And it reminds me that I have to get back on the treadmill!

Join me again tomorrow to see the layouts and cards I made to complete this fun kit.

Don't forget to check out the Scrapabilly site to see all the team's creations in the June gallery (here). You can also find links to Ilonka, Nadine, Maria and Silke's blogs in the right hand side bar. You don't want to miss out on their amazing projects. Make sure you say hi to them!


  1. That's such a clever idea and how lovely to keep these little fun photos in

  2. That's an intense "little" project. Very cool looking.

  3. Gorgeous kit and that book is just amazing! I am not a mini book fan but this one could make it's way onto my workspace!

  4. That's a beautiful little book - it really caught my eye when I opened your Feedly page! Doesn't it hold a lot?


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