Each year I go away with UKS friends for a weekend of scrapping. It's a no frills budget retreat with lots of scrapping room, great company and a few classes and challenges provided by some creative souls. Last year my friend Claire showed us how to make a mini-book based on two tri-fold cards and I got as far as preparing the cardstock base. In less than three weeks I'll be joining my friends again and I thought I had better complete my mini-book before this year's challenges are revealed!
The photos are from a lovely day out at Conkers in the National Forest ... from 2007 (when No.2 Son had longer hair and shorter legs than I did).
By pure fluke, the bright cheery colours in my September Counterfeit kit were a perfect match for the bright green cardstock that I'd folded and scored to make the mini-book pages last October.
There were far too many photos for just one side of the mini-book though ... so I flipped it and covered most of the reverse as well.
The front flap closes with a mini magnet, rather than the ribbon Claire used in her instructions. Unfortunately she doesn't have a blog, so I cannot credit her properly, but there are plenty of tutorials out there for tri-fold cards - just join two together and get folding! Here is a link with a template for the tri-fold card if you fancy a go.
The next stop on the forgery trail is Lesley, but if you get lost along the way, the full blog hop order is published on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog today. Have fun!