Clipboard Mini Album by Ruth09:00
Hi it's Ruth here on Release morning with a great project for using up all your odds and ends and leftover peices of patterned paper. This month I used everything that was left from my july kits, I literally only have alphabet stickers and a few brads etc left, but have used up the paper from my Main and Pocket Life kits and almost all the embellishments from both those and the embellishment kit in this fun and bright mini album for my niece.
I love to use mini albums as a quick and celebratory look at a recent happy event, since that is when I have a million photos in a short time span. This time it was for a fourth birthday party, with all the usual trappings of presents, cake and games.
I used an inexpensive clipboard from Daiso (a discount store that recently opened in a nearby shopping centre, but any clipboard would work fine). This one caught my eye because it was aqua and the orientation was horizontal instead of vertical, but I was planning on using a regulation masonite vertical one from officeworks before I found this beauty, and it would have worked great too. Lots of places have great clipboard for sale if you would something a bit pretty, like these cuties from typo.
Here is the final page with the clipboard behind, it is actually just a little bit longer than the clipboard and peeks out underneath the other layers when the book is all together.
One final picture with all the pages showing so you can see them all at once. The nice thing about a mini album is that each page is part of a bigger picture, one piece of the whole book.
I'm giving the book to my neice on monday, I'm sure it won't stay looking quite so uncreased and pristine for long, but I wouldnt have it any other way, as a gift that is loved is way more awesome than one that is kept in perfect condition but never enjoyed! Hope you feel inspired to make something with your kit scraps too and share it with us.
Dont forget that tonight is release night and the August kits are A-Mazing!