Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Millie's Garden Flip Mini Album

Hello everyone.  Well the weather down here has turned from the beautiful glorious Autumn days to wet, cold and miserable.  It has been this way for more than a week now.....and the view from my craft room went from this

to this.........

It may not look it, but it is very bleak and cold.  Just perfect for hibernating in my scrap room and creating.
So whilst it has done nothing but rain for the last week and I half.....I have done nothing but scrap, scrap, scrap!!  Oh and a bit of sleeping here and there.....some housework and the a bit of time chatting!! No better make that a lot of time chatting hey Faith and Caroline!!

This mini is a flip mini, made to open vertically.  The papers I have used for this are produced by Grant Archival .  You can find them at Grant Studio Design  and at facebook Grant Studios.  This paper is from Grace Taylor's collection "Millies Garden".... I just loved them!!  I have tried to use them up as much as possible by making tags, flowers and pockets from it all.  I have embellished with a few stickers, Journalling cards and note cards..... So here are the pics....sorry about there being so many, not the easiest mini album to photograph !!

Also have you heard?  Scrap It Girl is having a mini album challenge!! Wooo hooo do you know how rare it is to find challenges like this?  So I have entered this into it.  Please go check her out .... Kimberley has an awesome blog and great monthly challenges.   For the whole month of August she is having a mini album awesome is that?? ...please be sure to check her blog out!! You can find the Challenge here:

Front flap or "cover"
Close up on felt flower

All stretched out

Banner made from scraps

Glossy accents on some of the finer details

Inside front flap

This is mini was divided up into three main sections.  The first section is the pictured above with a pocket and two double sided photo mats.  Then the middle or second section pictured below has a "mini" version of a gatefold or gatefold pages.  These pages have lots of place to put photo's and journalling


  Then the third section of the flip out mini house a small booklet which I have bound with my zutter 
and attached to the back of the last flap with a piece of 
cardstock 1 1/2 inches wide and covered with paper so that it blends in.  
Each tab or page in this booklet has more photo mats and journalling spots.

I have a youtube vid up  that explains and shows this so much better than what I can with photographs here.  Please go check it out, leave a comment or even become a subbie. You can find me at

Thanks again for stopping by.  I really do appreciate you taking the time to read!

                                                           ✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿


  1. Well my friend, have watched video & left my thoughts. A MAY ZING!! So creative!!
    Bless you for shout out (you chat with someone else too? How very rude! Lol)
    Your weather is just like ours right now, so miserable :(
    Meant to say before, love design at top of your blog & on YouTube. You need to teach me, please?
    Brilliant to see you being so into your crafting. Take care. Spk sn with crafty bubbles... Caroline :)))

  2. Gorgeous! I am so checking out that video when I get home. Such a fantastic creation. :D

  3. Absolutely beautiful
    Im going to check out your video later
    Love the color choices

  4. Beautiful mini album Kimi. I'm off to watch the YouTube version I want to see how you incorporated the Zutter bound mini in the mini, if that makes sense. TFS. Patti ~ A Soul's Heartbeat, blogspot

  5. THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! OMG!!! Love it, Den Sister!!!

  6. Hi

    I'm a brand new memner of the google group Cardmaking Heaven and saw your post there.

    Love all the pages in your mini album - I like looking at the hidey places for tags and journalling etc - and you've provided plenty. Really colourful and love all of your paper choices and embellishments.


    Paula x x x

  7. oops - member even!!

    Paula x x x

  8. Hey there! Thanks for linking up such an awesome project! Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project for us to see!

    Have a great week,

  9. That's so awesome!! How fun. You've inspired me to start another mini! TFS

  10. Another stunning beauty. So inspiring and sweet. Thanks for joining us at Scrap It Girl with this beautiful entry.

  11. My oh My have you been busy! Love this album....very pretty! Thanks for linking it up over at Scrap It Girl this month!

  12. WOW--another one! Thanks for taking the Scrap it Girl challenge X3!

  13. Love it! You must love the mini challenge.. lol Thanks for playing along and submitting so many cute books.. love all 3~