I don't know why, but mini books tend to scare me! I attempted to start one at the beginning of the year, and it is still not a mini book - and I wonder if it ever will be!! :) However, today on the 365 card blog, the challenge (Day 54) was to make something out of recycled elements and add it to your card. Well, the only thing I could think of was making a mini book out of recycled chipboard, or CD's, or something along those lines, but how to add it to my card was a mystery. Then I decided I would use old CD's and MAKE a card from them - sort of like a mini book. I had the color scheme all planned out - sometimes that is part of the problem in getting started with our crafting, you know what I mean?
Well, the front came together rather quickly. I decided to do a birthday 'card' because we have LOTS of birthdays coming up in May.
Then I remembered, oh yeah - now I have to do the back - well, I continued with a similar color scheme and made more of a 'page' to either add a photo, or write a sweet note to the recipient. For this one, I will probably add a picture of the recipient.
Now, I used my Bind-it-all to make the 'book' - but I punched everything AFTER the cardstock was on both sides of the CD - and, as you can see, it is a little off kilter! SEE, this is why mini books scare me!! However, I am learning and this project was a fun one to learn with, as I know the recipient will be thrilled with it and won't care that it was a little off, she will still think it's cool!!