Sparkle City Week!


Hey all, Terhi here! I remember going to my very first craft event and how I fell in love with mini book when I saw one the first time. It was a very small scrapbooking event close to where I live in Finland and I had no idea what would happen in event like that. During the day, in addition to crafting, shopping and talking, we had an opportunity to vote the best scrapbooking project for that year, and all the nominees were there on display. That’s when I saw The Mini Book!

It was very small, very layered, very cute and neat and it has pretty tassels hanging around the metal ring keeping it together. It was a life changer. I learned important lesson that. scrapbooking doesn’t have to be in any specific form and there is no “standard size” at all. Only thing matters is is your memories you’ll capture and it pleases your eye.

Sparkle_City_MB-2For me mini books are something that has to be very layered, puffy, and in the happiest possible colors! Sparkle City makes that easy.


The process of creating this mini book was quite simple. First, I cut out the pages and spread them on my worktable so that I could see them all. Then I limited the number of my photos to fit inside the book, and to be honest this is always a challenge as I’d like to add every photo inside.


Once I had the basics, the page and a photo to go with it, I started building each page with similar elements but not by repeating the same design. Each page got some paper layers, then the photo, and couple of embellishments.

Last I took care of the cover, which also had same elements but title instead of photo. And of course, everything comes together with a metal ring. Sparkle_City_MB-5To make the book more detailed, I cut out some pages using the Sparkle City vellum and left them hanging by themselves between pages.

Another fun detail is the braids with Sparkle City washi tape and foam stickers in the end.

Sparkle_City_MB-6Hope this inspires you so much that you’ll create your own mini book using this sweet and sparkling collection!

Terhi xx


Products used: Sparkle City collection: Patterned Paper Pad (351974), Ephemera (351333), Sticker and washi book (351332), Thickers (351328), Chipboard Stickers (351331), 12×12 Vellum (351326). Sticky Thumb Dots (340272), Sticky Thumb Runner (342039).