What do you give the person who has everything? Something handmade and from the heart, that's what! For this special lady, I put together a quick little mini book (it measures about 5" high by 3" wide) that's small in size but huge in the "meaningful" department. Basically, it's an invitation for a girl's day out - because nothing is better than spending quality time with the ones you love.
This mini book is a 4-page album made from some white corrugated paper, Prima flowers, Prima paper, and the usual Maria favorites: pearls, crochet ribbon, and tulle! The corrugated paper came from a pizza box and the Prima paper I used came from one piece of paper that I found while checking out Stacy's Scrap Shack in Lincoln City a few weeks ago. The tulle, twill ribbon, pearls, Tim Holtz Vintage lace die, Distress Stain, Prima flowers, and amazing Distrezz-It-All are all from my Paper Mermaids stash, which will grow even bigger thanks to the amazing gift certificate that my sweet dad-in-law and mom-in-law got me for Christmas! Woo hoo! Now, back to our regular programming ...
Here are the second and third pages:
Fourth and fifth pages:
And the back:
I punched two holes in each page, then bound my book together using twill ribbon. I added some tulle for some added frill.
My mini book is quite small ... it's just a tad bigger than my cellphone.
Did I mention how much I love my Distrezz-It-All? Just look at all the neat texture it creates: