Mini Books!!

Make it your own! Think outside of the box…Create a baby book, a custom journal, an array of wedding pictures or of a special event! Come on, you can do it!! Mini books are another way of creating something based on your personal choices of a special moment…or just for the fun of it.

The hardest part of creating a mini book is all the choices you have, choices are really unlimited…Color of paper, choice of embellishments, how many pages, your subject, the way you want to put it all together. First step…first start by picking your subject. Mine would be every easy, Emerson

In some of our newsletters, I’ve asked our designers to create a couple of mini books using items you normally would think to use. And of course, Ann & Susan being as creative as they are, came up with some pretty cool books!  It’s amazing what you can do with stencils, when you think outside of the box!



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This mini book used – Build a Banner Template to create the shape….VERY CUTE!! Love the colors of the paper 🙂


We also carry a Mixed media kit, from our friends at Prima.  It’s another fun way of creating your own little book!(see what Susan came up with)


The album includes 6 double-sided printed cardstock sheets, 4 plain cardstock sheets, 4 plastic sleeves, 4 plain canvas sheets, 4 sheets of resist canvas, and 2 cardstock tags. You’ll also get kraft paper clocks and tickets, pretty brads, and chipboard elements to use to decorate the pages of your album. The cover and rings complete the album. Spritz the resist canvas for shimmery pages. You can stamp on the plain canvas sheets – the possibilities are unlimited! Use it for a special photo album that chronicles an event.

Some other little embellishments that might help you get started…

Words of Life Passwords – You’ll get 150 lightweight cardstock pieces that can be distressed, antiqued, colored, stamped over—your choice! Or simply glue them in place as is. The sentiments are perfect for many different events and occasions.

Pretty Canvas Brads!! 28 brads will add style to any project! You’ll love the pretty colors and clever design, one of my favorites!

Bright Monograms – Here are 259 oversized letters, numbers and thinga-ma-jigs, perfect for stylish scrapbook pages to start your journaling or anything to add fun to your projects!  Mix and match your fonts and letter sizes for maximum impact!

If you really put some thought into it…just about anything can be a fun embellishment. You can even use the embellishment as your focal point, such as a pair of tickets to an concert, Graduation tickets, a wedding invite, a napkin from your first date, a pressed rose…the list goes on and on…

Or on the flip side – just wing it! Because after all it can’t be wrong…when it’s yours.


Just remember –  “It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.” — Edward de Bono



On Another Note – I want to wish Ann Bernklau and her hubby to be, Felix best wishes on their wedding day. June 9th, 2012

In the next few weeks, I’ll be posting some of the fun projects that Ann created for her special day! I’m sure she will be beautiful, just like all her projects that she creates for Paper Wishes.  I couldn’t resist and gave you a little sneak peak of the invites Ann created…

Thanks for reading my little blog

~ Cristina

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6 Responses to “Mini Books!!”

  1. nadine says:

    Congrats have a great

  2. Julia Bickle says:

    Love your projects, Cristina! Please give Ann & Felix my best wishes as they begin their new life together!

  3. Sharon says:

    Thank you for the tips and instructions. I have been so busy buying stuff to make my minis I have failed to get started. I have never made one before so I have been looking for some tips to encourage me to get started.

  4. Alice says:

    Congrats to Ann and hubby to be. May your special day be as beautiful as the projects you create. Love your videos with Mrs. Paulette. Thanks for sharing the great news Cristina.

  5. Lynn G. says:

    Wishing Ann and Felix a wonderful Wedding Day…I am looking forward to seeing Ann’s creations for her special day.

  6. Martha says:

    I would like to wish Ann and her husband to be a beautiful life together!! She is such a sweetie, and I just love watching Ann and Paulette’s videos!! I have been able to create my little heart out with their help(and all the fine people that share their talents on the videos)!! I also must also mention that Paper Wishes is tops with me!!

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