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There are three responses to a piece of design — yes, no, and WOW! WOW is the one to aim for.

SEASIDE INSPIRATION

Mini albums are a great way to store memories without being overwhelming.  I created my mini book from scratch just using some chipboard, 12×12 cardstcok and the gorgeous Summer at the Seaside collection from Scrapcake.

I do like a little texture on my pages, so I teamed up the lovely Tropics by the Pool flowers with some leaves and shells.   I inked the background over a compass mask. The lighthouse was cut out of  Calm Sea  paper which is inked at the edges. Finally, I topped it all off with lots of glitter.
 

To keep the album simple, I trimmed my cardstock to 12″x6″  before folding over at 4″ to make the pages 8″x6″. The extra fold was then made into pockets and flaps.

 
The flaps add a fun twist to the book.  I adorned this page with the tiny bathing costumes on a washing line (well who can resist)?
 
All the pages are decorated simply with the flowers doing all the work.
 
 

I added some white paste (snow writer) and glitter for extra sparkle to these gorgeousTropics flowers (Whitsunday).

 

So the next time you have an occasion to scrap, why not try making a mini-album of your own?

Thanks for stopping by.

Morag x