Hello! Katie here to show you this adorable little mini book I made at the weekend using the Succulents collection. It’s got a cute shaker pocket at the front and documents my love of houseplants – I know I’m not the only one who’s a bit obsessed! It’s always good to document the little things that usually get missed from our bigger memory keeping projects. The pages give a lovely waterfall effect so you can see a little section of the page behind.
Cut your covers, pages and spine using the Succulents Paper Pad. This tutorial gives you eight inner pages (front and back) to work with but if you’d like a thicker book, then you’ll need to make the spine longer and add more folds.
Punch a hole through your front and back covers. Thread your ribbon through the front and back cover pieces and tape down (This will be covered by the inner front and back cover. If you’re not making a cover with a shaker pocket, skip to step 4).
Cut a shape out of your front cover piece. Use your netting to cover the area and either sew or tape the netting down. Create a small pocket from the plastic packaging and fill with your sequins and beads, sealing well with sellotape.
Glue the spine to the back of both your cover pieces, and then glue the inner covers on top, sandwiching your spine and ribbon end in the middle.
Use double sided tape to glue your pages onto the folded parts of the spine. Make sure that the widest page sits at the back of the book, with the shortest at the front. The first smaller page will sit just next to the front cover (see photos 5 and 5A for placement)
Time for the fun part – decoration! I added little letter stickers for my front cover, as well as using some inside to label the plants. For the pages, I printed my photos at 1.5” square and used a mix of stamping, pieces from the Succulents Ephemera pack and Succulent stickers to embellish around them.
I loved making this mini book, it was a lot of fun and the theme was perfect! I know it’s not a conventional thing to document but why not, eh?! I know I’ll appreciate looking back at this in the future – plus it’s a great way to track the plants progress and see how much it’s grown! If you make one inspired by this, or use the tutorial to make your own mini book documenting something else, we’d love to see it! You can tag myself and Sticker Kitten on Instagram. Happy crafting!