Snapfish delivered the pictures I'd ordered on Monday. Tuesday I created this little I ♥ SF mini book to add to our basket of mini scrapbooks. I've mentioned before I am not a big scrapbooker, I like things with a start and a finish, and a mini book does just that. Whether it's a day trip somewhere or a week long trip, for me a mini book is a way to document the event. And in such a way to make them accessible to anyone who is sitting in the living room. I have a little basket of mini books - all styles, not limited to chipboard covered books like this one, and they make great conversation starters and a way to remember the little things we've done as a family.
This measures 4.5" x 7" and was bound together with the Bind it All and 1-1/4" O ring. Inside pages are black and white cardstock cut to 4.25" x 6.75". There are approx. 50 photos (standard 4 x 6 pics) in this book; the front page has a bit of journaling, and the tickets to our bus tour in the back. A few strategically placed identifiers keeps the book simple and finished in just about 2 hours.
The cover is a play on the Tony Bennent song "I left my heart in San Francisco" and the title mimics the sweatshirt Morgan got while we were at Fisherman's' Wharf. Cuttlebug Red Tag Alpha, Hearts die, and a Nestabilities Scalloped Square die were used to create the book title. All die shapes were cut from a chipboard coaster and covered with die cut paper. A strip of red, 4 black mini brads, and ribbons on the binding finish off the front.
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