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summer 2010 documented {hybrid}

Sat September 04 2010

first hybrid/mini-book = awesome!

i used just a few things to make this:

Elle’s Studio Summer 2010 Documented hybrid project digital download from

Some embellies from Evalicious

Some washi tape from Happy Tape

a page from one of my Moleskine Cahiers

and, of course, a Sharpie.

i printed the little mini photos on my Canon printer at home, resized to 2×3 so i could print four photos on a 4×6 photo paper. the tags are just printed on some white cover stock paper that i already had, and cut out by hand.

i backed each tag with some vintage/found papers i already have, and/or related ephemera – maps, a snippet of the dog’s kibble bag, a summer guide for our area etc.

the Elle’s Studio PDF includes a little envelope. after some thought, i decided NOT to put more photos in there, but instead made a little instant book out of a sheet of paper from my moleskine cahier, and dedicated a two-page spread in the little book to each person in the family, so they could record in their own words and in their own hand, a summer memory.  i gave myself the last half-page, because really, the whole album is mine 😉 i think it will be really special dow the road to see how each of the kids were writing and expressing themselves, and what they valued at the time, in their own words.  and including the handwriting of mom and dad will be a nice keeper too. this was so fun and easy to make the now my eight year old Bug is making her own using the Elle’s Studio PDFs, just like mom!

there’s is video tutorial on Elle’s Studio blog about how to put together a mini book with the Summer 2010 Documented  – check it out {HERE}

i am in love with Esther K Smith’s books about book-making, and found this video showing some of the fun:

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sun September 05 2010 9:21 am

    This is beautiful. I have yet to attempt a real hybrid project. You are an inspiration. Thanks!

  2. Tue September 14 2010 2:18 pm

    This is amazing. You have such a gift for pulling things together, it’s incredible. Great job!

    • 2girlsandapoodle permalink*
      Tue September 14 2010 10:59 pm

      aw, thanks! 😀

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