Friday, February 14, 2014

Blog Hop ⎪ Mini Love

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Today we are having a cute, informal blog hop showing our love for mini books.  It all started with Sam who made a mini book and decided to get a few girlies from Instagram to join her in making one also for this blog hop.

Here's the list for blog hop:
WaiSam Ho  <— You Are Here!
April Joy Hill <— Go here next!

There was no set theme for the mini's.  Instead, we all worked with a few prompts to get us started.  The three prompts were:

1. Use white card stock as background
2. Use numbers for the inside pages
3. Use a ring to bind the mini album

We are so excited to see everyone's take on making an album in their own style. I made this mini album for my brother using tonnes of Elle's Studio Love You More collection goodies. This is a mini mini album that sized 4' x 6' and with only 2 photos. The rest of the pages is as per prompts - centred around huge numbers with negative die cut. I also made a muslin bag with some stamped heart to make it even cuter ;)

Love You 1


I stamped the hearts from Elle's Studio with different pigment inks - Archival Ink from Ranger, VersaCraft and also Memento Luxe Ink. I even hand washed the bag to see if the ink stay after my vigorous rub and scrub. After the test, I love Archival Ink from Ranger the best ;)

Love You 2

And this is the album just bound with a ring + tied with chevron ribbon.

Love You 3

Every page of the mini is decorated front and back + added machine stitching around the border for some extra texture. I actually die cut 10 pieces of 4x6 white card stock from 1 to 10, added machine stitching around the border, and then back the negative die cut with numbers then glue two pieces of papers back to back. If that makes any sense to you? It is actually quite time consuming as there are total 16 pieces of white card stock to be stitched. 

Love You 4

Totally love how this album turn out! Simple, airy and also in my favourite pastel colour. Tee Hee! 

Love You 5

And here are the close up of the pages: There are so simple right? once all the die-cutting and machine stitching is done, the rest is just layering bits and pieces from Elle's Studio, wood veneers and also ink splatter as much as I could.

Love You 6

I stapler the LOVE wood veneer with my tiny attacher because I was running out of liquid adhesive.

Love You 7

Oh, and BTW!  We will have a mini giveaway from each blog also!  Hop to each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win by Sunday, Feb 16!  Winners will be chosen and announced on Monday, Feb 17!  Easy peasy! :)

Here's my humble giveaway that I pull from my stash - all are my favourite type of embellishments - crystals, metal embellies, chipboard stickers, flowers, wood veneer, brads and buttons. I hope you would like the giveaway and leave comments below. *Internationals are welcomed too! I will bear the shipping, no worries! I am happy to share some love <3 *

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Have fun and now hop over to April Joy's blog!

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Uh-oh! Before you go, I also have a fun announcement for my little shop! I hope you guys love the cork embellishments as much as we do and to say a little thank you for your support we have this special set just for you.

When you purchase at least 3 cork embellishment sets, go a head and add this FLUTTER set to your cart. (we wanted to make this free for you guys but unfortunately Big Cartel is not letting us list with zero price).


 Buy at least 6 cork embellishment sets and get Love Note for $0.01 (Again we wanted to make this free for you guys but unfortunately Big Cartel is not letting us list with zero price)


Disclaimer:
Please note that if you purchase this item without meeting the requirements (purchase of at least 3 cork embellishment sets, excluding this set) we reserve the right to not send you the item, although you've paid $0.01. No refund will be given. Thanks for your understanding.

XoXo

sam-sig

39 comments:

  1. Soooooo talented girl!!! Wooohoioo

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  2. Yay for giveaways and blog hopping. I love it!

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    1. Thanks Shirley! Have you receive my email about your recent purchase? Please check!

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  3. Looks very time consuming but so creative! Love it!

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  4. Awesome giveaway! Love everything��

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  5. Nice details! I love it! (Margaretha74 @ IG)

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  6. Such and awesome idea; love that mini. Thanks for all the amazing inspiration :)

    A super big thanks for offering this giveaway as well! :)

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  7. I always love your embellishments, sooo cute! :)

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  8. Happy to find you! Love the blog, your ideas, the colors (and the giveaway. .. ;) So inspiring! So thanks Madhura, for letting me know! ♡

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    1. You're welcome Margit! It's always fun playing along with fellow snailmailers ;)

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  9. Love this! And how clever to cut out The numbers and put a paper behind. Love love The texture

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  10. How cute! Love your mini album & the stitching! love!!!

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  11. Everyone loves a giveaway especially me

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  12. wow! I was looking for your blog and I´m glad I finally found it...^^

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  13. Love being part of this giveaway, sam. Your embellishment is super yummy...

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    1. congrats Levana! email me at waisam.ho@gmail.com =))

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  14. all ur work are gorgeous...love them all...hope i can win this :)

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  15. Your mini album is so cute! Love the wood veneers too!

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  16. I LOVE mini albums and yours is so beautiful!!! Love your work!
    Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!!!

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  17. love how you embellish everything (:

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  18. What a pretty project! I love its airiness and the details!

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  19. Lovely blog!❤️ Fingers crossed for the giveaway :3

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  20. Uh you are such an inspiration to me, I love the die cut numbers with colored paper on the back!!;);)

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  21. Your mini is awesome and those embellies look yum!

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  22. You may call it simple but the result is fabulous! love the layering and colors.

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  23. What a beautiful tag mini, I love the little bag too!

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  24. Such a pretty little mini! How fun that you only used two photos!!

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  25. Love your mini! :D

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  26. Great projects. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Nice work! U made it look so easy n amazing!

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  28. I love the way you use the staple! Thanks for the chance to win too. Seems easy to do up a mini album for mini events that I wish to remember. May I also ask where did you buy the muslim bag? Many thanks and I am now hopping to the other blog. :)

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  30. I discovered your work on Instagram and I'm in love with it! In fact, I stopped by my local craft store to pick up Valentine's Day items on sale so I can make similar flip books next year. Thanks for the inspiration!

    - JoAnna (www.joannahaugen.com)

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