Crafternoon by Hazel and Ruby is about learning and making a really great DIY craft project in an afternoon! Just add photos and a few heartfelt sentiments to create this Mini Keepsake Book.
This mini book is great for a gift idea or as a simple project to keep those memorable moments. I created this Mini Keepsake Album for my niece, Tamzyn as a memento of her recent 21st birthday party. I left space for her to journal and document the memorable occasion. The Mini Keepsake Book kit includes the Crafternoon recipe (instructions), album pages, covers, photo protectors, die-cuts, ring and a charm. I added a few extras: ledger washi tape, ribbon, sequins, rhinestone, button, gem clip and die-cut words left over from another project.
Once you have gathered the photos, using the chipboard covers, cardstock pages and die-cuts, lay out the pages in the order you would like them to appear. Add photos, die-cuts and other embellishments. Remember to add notes and memories to the photos and pages. Once you have completed the pages, simply add them to the gold ring binder and finish off as desired. On the front chipboard cover, add three different ribbons to the gold ring included in the kit. Add a thin strip of pink ribbon around the front cover as well as a button, sequin and rhinestone.
Here are close-up images of the pages in the Mini Keepsake Book:
Add washi tape, ribbon and small gold rhinestones to the left page.
Just add die-cut stars, scallop piece and rhinestones.
Cut pieces of paper the same size as the photos and adhere onto the back of the photos. Insert photo blocks into the photo protector page pockets.
Add die-cut pieces, thin ribbon bow, button and a rhinestone to right-hand page.
Insert 4 x 4” photos back-to back into photo protector page pocket.
Add trimmed scallop strip die-cuts to right-hand page. Adhere typed words onto page. This page I left blank so that my niece could add her own memories of the birthday party.
Adhered photos to left-hand page. The punched photo is adhered to a slightly larger punched paper circle and adhered onto the page. Die-cut flowers and gold sequins were added to finish.
Add die-cut elements to left-hand page and photos to a photo protector pocket page.
Add a gem clip to top edge of right-hand page. Add a trimmed scallop die-cut strip, camera and heart die-cut to the right-hand page. I used a gold foil die-cut word left over from a previous project to add to the page. Additional journaling or photo can be added.
Add punched circle photos and die-cut elements to left-hand side. I added another left-over die-cut word ‘love’ and a bird die-cut included in the kit to the back chipboard layer. A photo or journaling can also be added to this page.
Enjoy creating a simple Mini Keepsake Book in a crafternoon!