Mini Book Lesson and Harmony Mini Book

Tuesday, 7 July 2020


Hey everyone, welcome to a lesson all about Mini Books! This week at Scrap Academy we are looking at scrapbooking in different formats and I am taking you through the enormous topic of mini books.
I don't make loads of mini books but seem to have made an awful lot over my many years of scrapbooking. I have recently fallen in love with them again so expect to see a few more from me.
The first 40 minutes of this video is a talk about mini books and a look through all the different styles I have ever made. This section is pretty long but there's a lot to look at.

The second part of this video is a process video (skip to 41:41) where I made a brand new and extremely cute mini book using a Paige Evans cut file available from the Silhouette Design Store (simply called 'Mini Album' design ID: 283408). The base of this book is made from one sheet of 12x12 paper and then there are lots of cute interactive bits inside too. The book documents our 'Harmony Week' at school (well, home school!) where the children were set tasks and activities all relating to harmony, celebrating diversity and being inclusive.

I've used the May 2020 Hip Kits to make this mini book and I've added perspextives by Bramble Fox and sequins by Spiegelmom Scraps
Thanks so much for watching along and happy scrapping
Niki xx







Slow Days | Hip Kit Club | Sketch Challenge

Sunday, 5 July 2020




Hey everyone, here is my latest layout for Hip Kit Club and it's my first layout using the AMAZING June kits. I was SOOOO excited for them to arrive! You can find them on the Hip Kit Club website.

So today I am playing along with the weekly challenge which is a sketch. It's actually a traveller's notebook style sketch but I am going to make a 12x12 layout. I have used the exclusive Stamp kit that was available this month to stamp those adorable little houses in different colours. I then fussy cut them out and used them as embellishments.

Head over to the Hip Kit Club Group on Facebook to play along with this week's challenge and there is a process video to watch along with below.

Happy scrapping

Niki xx
@nikiclairecreates
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Killin' It! | Lottie Loves Paper | Simple Stories Kate & Ash

Saturday, 4 July 2020


Hey everyone, I just had to dive right into my new Simple Stories Kate & Ash stash from Lottie Loves Paper!

This is a bit of a crazy layout for me to go with two crazy photos. I have used the 2x2" elements paper which I cut up into squares. I distressed the edges of each square and also machine stitched around each one too. I then stuck them all back onto a white sheet of cardstock. I removed some of the squares to leave white gaps and I also left some white space around my photos (although not much!).

I embellished the white spaces with Kate & Ash Bits & Pieces (ephemera) and also added in some cute Bramble Fox hearts too. It was a fun layout to make and even though it's a little crazy for me I love how it turned out - it's so fun!

Thanks so much for joining me today, happy scrapping and enjoy the video below
Niki xx
@nikiclairecreates
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