Happy Words minibook

This month Leo has a theme of collecting and recently I have been collecting inspirational quotes which I wanted to have all in one place so I decided to make a minibook. I was thinking of the expression "thinking outside the box" but I decided to change it around and think of the box itself - the box my kit arrived in!

I started my mini book by cutting out 6" x 4" rectangles from the box and tearing off the top layers of card. I love the effect this has. I covered both sides of each piece with gesso. I used gesso rather than acrylic paint as it only requires one layer.

I started layering up my pages using the lovely bits and pieces in the kit with the addition of a couple of border punches and an ink pad to colour the edges of the quotes.

I used one of the glassine envelopes here to write out a story I read recently and I wrote out the title on the page. I used the gorgeous Studio Calico butterfly rub-ons throughout the book as it helps the individual pages come together as a coordinated whole design.

I used another piece of glassine envelope here and the twine from the parcel too.

The tissue paper that the kit was wrapped up in was used on this page to make a rosette with a torn paper heart in the centre.

I'll be back soon with my final project for this month using the Lite kit "Rocky Road"
Happy Crafting


  1. Isnt that just the dinkiest - now I know where I can put all the little quotes and sayings I have been collecting :)