Hey ya'll! Amanda here to share my first October Afternoon project as the guest designer for August. One of my favorite things about October Afternoon is always their fun patterned paper. I decided to pull together a minibook of our July road trip to the Smoky Mountains, focusing on all of the fun patterns in the Summertime and Treasure Map collections.
I've been really loving Instax pictures lately, but I will confess that none of these are really Instax pictures. I simply put pictures (iPhone and Nikon picture) into an Instax template and printed them out. I like using these for a minibook because of the consistency of sizes, and also I can make a small-sized minibook with them. This book is 4x6 in size. I used Silhouette canvas to print the cover, and simply trimmed it using my paper cutter. I added a small embroidery thread embellishment to the corner, but otherwise kept the cover simple.
I chose pictures that focused on our outdoor adventures during this trip, including an impromptu swim in a creek near Cade's Cove, mini golf, and other exploring.
I love the Sew Fun Banners in the Treasure Map collection, so I used a few of them here to embellish this photo of my mother and oldest son playing mini-golf.
I really enjoy mixing and matching the papers in the October Afternoon collections. The colors really work well together.
I am a sucker for a photobooth, and I almost always make the boys take pictures when I come across one. This strip cracks me up because my youngest son was so animated. I also had to trim one image off the bottom of the strip in order for it to fit.
I love the dimension that tabs add to a layout, so I chose to punch several tabs to use in this book so that the tabs would peek out of the side (and one out of the bottom) of the book. I love that it adds some color to the book when it's closed.