Unfortunately, after cutting more than 10 sets and covering the chip board with patterned papers, my friend said her daughter wasn't fond with the idea. She said it was too much work for us and besides people she knows who will get invited to the wedding shower or the wedding are not scrapbookers. But we have plenty of time if we started now (the wedding won't be till Fall of 2012) and besides people don't have to be scrapbookers to own a hand-made mini album. Oh well, so we stopped production, but here is the sample I started:
This is the "almost-finished" mini album sample I made. 4 chipboard pages
including the front and back covers.
The second page is made out of an envelope I covered with patterned paper with
a tag insert (see below)
The tag, which would also be used as a photo mat is shown here. I used
one of Marth Stewart's punchers for the top edge.
Back side of the envelope pocket showing the back top edge of the tag/photo
mat insert. I just love that punch!
I placed a trifold on the 3rd page. The flap is held down by the blue flower.
Flowers are by Prima; the leaves are punched using Martha Stewart's leaf puncher.
This is the inner section of the tri-fold. both may be used to hold 2 more photos
or one photo at the top and journaling at the bottom.
This is the second envelope pocket with the tag or photomat
pulled out (see below)
This is the back part of the second envelope pocket.
The bottom portion is also edged using another Martha Stewart
I plan to bind the mini with 3 key rings and tie pieces of bows and lace on each ring on the spine of the mini. That would be soooo cute!