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Hello Simple Stories friends! Anya here today and I am happy to share a tiny mini book I created with the “Dad Life” collection. This mini book measures about 4.5x5” but has enough space for up to fifteen 3x4” photos and some space for journaling.

Each of the pages in this album are made like pockets with an opening at the top that can hold additional noted, letters, or journaling. I filled the pockets with tags at the moment, that can be used to write those special messages to dad.

I decorated each page spread with patterned paper, journaling cards and stickers, using pop dots for some of them for dimension.

This tiny little book can be used to hold some of your favorite moments about your father or it can be given as a little gift for someone else to fill it with their own memories: all they need to do is print some photos, adhere them to the photo spots and write a few notes!

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Good morning everyone! The time of vacations and traveling has arrived and one of my favorite ways to document those memories are by creating a mini book. Anya here today and I would like to share with you an album I created using the Simple Vintage Traveler collection.

For this mini book I used some heavy weight cardstock, faux leather and patterned paper to make an album cover, and white cardstock for the pages, which were sewn to the binding piece and then glued inside the cover. It may sound a little complicated, but once you make one you get the hang of it.

I really enjoyed the soft color pallete in the Simple Vintage Traveler's collection! I used the patterned paper to cover all the pages and then decorated them with chipboard frames, stickers and ephemera pieces.

One of my favorite ways to add photos to these mini albums is by including a folded piece of white cardstock, which I like to cover with one of the journaling cards from the collection. By gluing this piece down, it creates two spots for photos when you flip it open.

Also, I made a few long pockets, which can hold extra pictures and ephemera. These additions make the album more fun to look through and these pockets can hold larger pieces.

I hope this inspired you to document your next trip in the album you make from scratch. It gives you total freedom by choosing your own custom size, color of the cover and the number of pages inside!

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Hello everyone! Anya here today and I would like to share a set of cards I created using the beautiful summer collection called “Sunshine and Blue Skies”. I absolutely adore the color scheme in this line! Makes me want to pack and go on a mini vacation somewhere.

I love making cards in sets of three or four. It also seems like a great time saver, especially if you try to keep a somewhat similar design on all of them. To create these cards I started with a white card base that measures 4.25x6.25.

Next, I covered the front panel of each card with a 4x6 piece of patterned paper or a combination of two pieces of paper, and added a piece of white cardstock on top, which gave me a perfect spot for decorations.

Finally, I created clusters of embellishments using some ephemera, chipboard pieces, stickers, fussy cut elements and enamel dots. Most of these pieces were added with foam adhesive for dimension.

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