Our Paradise by Anya Lunchenko!

Our Paradise by Anya Lunchenko!

Hello everyone! Are you enjoying this warmer weather? We absolutely love it! Doesn't this kind of weather makes you think about past vacations or the ones you are planning to take this year? Anya here today and I am really excited to share with you a mini book I created using the gorgeous Simple Vintage Coastal collection. I used this fabulous little book to record one of our vacation trips to Myrtle Beach.

As soon as I saw those round chipboard Layered Frames I new I would be doing a mini album with a shaker on the cover. I filled the shaker with tiny white sequins and decorated the cover with additional stickers, chipboard, brads and enamel dots. 

When it comes to decorating the page spreads I like to pick a main color and stick to that color palette. Also, my favorite part in decorating mini books is adding as many 3x4, 4x4 and 4x6 elements as possible. They perfectly coordinate with patterned papers and provide a great decorative piece to any page. I always adhere them to a folded piece of white cardstock first, which adds them a nice border and provides additional space for photos.

By spreading pages apart about 1/4” every double page, it gives me room to add more layers and lets me use bulkier items like chipboard and brads for decoration. This is what I like the most about handmade mini books – you decide how big or small, skinny or wide it will be. My mini book measures about 5x7” and has a 1.5” binder; it includes 12 full pages and a lot of flips and pockets.

Thank you for visiting Simple Stories blog and stop by again soon for more inspiration!