This mini is from Kathy Orta's new Minutes to Memories tutorial. It is a very fast project using a sewn in binding and pocket pages combined with large envelopes. I was able to construct the base album in one evening.
I used Simple Stories "Take a Hike" paper collection and Snap Pages. The large envelopes are from the BoBunny MiscMe collection. The cover looks pretty plain at this point because I will be adding a large picture of the family around the camp fire and probably some twigs and other woodsie embellishments. Yes, that is burlap on the spine.
The inside front cover has a very nice angle pocket for extra tags or memorabilia.
I never realized how quick a pocket page (or project life) style was put together. Just cut the pretty paper and pictures to size and slip them in the pockets - no glueing!
As I add pictures I will remove some of the decorative papers from the pockets. I will also add lots of stickers and surface embellishments to complement the photo subject.
In Kathy's original tutorial she uses a "signature" binding, making one signature to hold the pages. I decided I wanted more pages so I made three signatures and sewed them directly to the spine.
This is such a great, easy scrapbook to make using just pocket pages and large envelopes. I can't wait to get my photos organized and into this book!
Have a wonderful scrappy day!