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Friday, 12 June 2015

Skinny Mini @ Dies to Die for

Hi everyone! I really should have posted this last Friday, but after coming back from holiday with a nasty cold virus I just lost all my mojo at the start of last week. Felt much better at the weekend so I whipped up this.

This was such a fun little project, I found the inspiration for this from Ginger at My Sisters Scrapper and she linked to a tutorial she followed from Papercrafter 45 and that's what I mostly followed to make this, (I've included the link for you).  However the original mini measured 8.5 inches long and I really wanted to use up some of my 6 x 6 papers, so I adjusted the length. So I guess it's a short skinny mini :)

One thing I really loved about this project is that it doesn't use chipboard. I like chipboard but I hate wrapping it, plus not everyone has chipboard to hand or wants to buy it just to try a project, so this is a nice one to try because you can just use the kind of stuff you use on your cards.

Anyway, this is what it turned out like.

It's really difficult to photograph these, so I made a short video to show you the pages a little better.

I used Miss Teagen Sue from Bazill Basics. I've had this collection for a while and I've made a couple of cards with it so I really wanted to use it up. This project was perfect for that as it doesn't take as much as a regular mini album.  I was a little short on pages though, so I did supplement with half a 12 x 12 page of Bo Bunny Double Dot paper, but as I say I had already made 2 cards with the pack previously.

If you wanted to you could make this mini with A4 card, but you would need to cut the measurements for the width down by a smidge, (a bit more complicated then cutting the length down due to all the folds and the scoring) but I used A3 card so was able to do the full width.

I edged everything with Walnut Stain distress ink.

The tutorial for this mini can be found here

and the original inspiration from My Sister's Scrapper can be found here

That's all from me today but I'll be back on Sunday with another make to share with you. Enjoy the sunshine! :) xx


  1. Gorgeous Linda love the idea and thank you for the link have a lovely weekend
    Dianne xx :)

  2. Oi, oi! This is completely fab. You have such a wonderful eye for colours and matching papers and embellies. Go You. Have a fabby weekend x

  3. Another great video Linda and a fabulous mini album using some lovely pretty papers. These are so much fun to make.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. This is simply beautiful ! I think I may need those papers too, love them.

  5. This is gorgeous Linda, such a fabulous design and wonderful detailing.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Sue xx

  6. Linda, this is very nice... Love the papers. :)

  7. Wow!!! Totally stunning make Linda. Thanks for the tut.
    I hope you feel better soon.
    Have a lovely weekend. xx

  8. WOW, I love this!! What a fabulous design and such beautiful details. Thank you for sharing the tutoria.
    Hope you are feeling better now.
    Gina xx

  9. Hi Linda! Here I am, have found a bit of time and wanted to comment on all the posts I've missed from you lately :) Well... This short version of the skinny mini is adorable, I saw the video at Ginger's channel, but still didn't have a chance to try it out. You are definitely inspiring me to make one too. Like the way you've embellished the cover. Just great!!



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