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4x8 MiniBook : I Love You Today Because (Includes Free Download + Video Tutorial)

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Yesterday I introduced you to a new minibook I had in progress. Here's a look at the finished project and a quick video tutorial on working with these mini line stack word art pieces (supplies are listed at the bottom of the post):

Inside cover :

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Throughout this minibook I used some of my mini line stack products from Designer Digitals.

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Here's a short video that will show you how to place a variety of .png files on one canvas for easy printing. Click through to Vimeo to view larger :

Ali Edwards' Mini Line Stacks Tutorial from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

Ali Edwards' Mini Line Stacks Tutorial from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

Intro photo :

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Section One :

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The embellishments I used next to each printed element were from a collection of miscellaneous products that had lost their original packaging. This is a great project for giving products like that a home.

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For the page opposite each photo I created a series of journaling strips that talk about each person.

Here's a look at the page when it was first printed:

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FREE DOWNLOAD : You can download the journal strips here (8.5x11): AEdwards_ILoveYouTodayBecauseJournalStrips

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I completed each sentence and then used my trimmer to cut out strips.

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Section Two:

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Love any chance I can get to incorporate some of his writing. This one I
scanned in and printed on the same cream cardstock I used for the word
art.

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Section Three :

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Section Four :

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Section Five :

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Last Page :

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SUPPLIES:

Pink Paislee 4x8 Natural Artisan Canvas Album :  Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
Jenni Bowlin Large Rub On Butterfly : Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
Ali Edwards Mini Line Stacks : Life | You | Memory | Love | Baby
Basic Grey Fabric Brad : Two Peas | Scrapbook.com
Hamby Transparency : Mod Circles | Grandma's Wallpaper/Cream Pattern | White Butterfly
American Crafts Chipboard Letters Plain
Pattern Papers: American Crafts Adobe Crestview Court (yellow dots) : Two Peas; October Afternoon Sunday Dishes (grey dots) : Two Peas; other specialty paper from Paper Source
7gypsies Naked Color Mini Label Stickets : Two Peas | Scrapbook.com

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143 thoughts

  1. Molly Irwin says…
    07/14/2010

    Classic Ali! Love it.

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  2. dawn says…
    07/14/2010

    This is so precious. Love the colors you chose and the pictures are priceless. Anna looks so big all of a sudden. Thanks for the download I will be doing this for sure.

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  3. Maica says…
    07/14/2010

    thanks for this beautiful wednesday moment.
    Maica

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  4. Jacky S says…
    07/14/2010

    Wonderful

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  5. marune says…
    07/14/2010

    WONDERFUL ! LOVE IT !

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  6. Judith says…
    07/14/2010

    this is just lovely Ali. I love your style.

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  7. whattheharry says…
    07/14/2010

    Lovely! very inspiring! thank you for sharing! = )

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  8. Jodi J. says…
    07/14/2010

    Incredibly amazing and inspiring Ali. Thank You.

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  9. kybarb says…
    07/14/2010

    Thanks so much for the video tutorial--I'm still learning to use photoshop and seeing your work process step by step is so helpful! If you wanted to print say 8 copies of the same tag I suppose there is a way to duplicate the first one once you get it resized and colored the way you want it??? I'm off to work on that!
    Love mini albums and yours are always so clean and simple and beautiful!

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  10. Debbie Mercer says…
    07/14/2010

    Great album Ali. The tutorial was very helpful. Thanks.

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  11. MichelleK says…
    07/14/2010

    Thank you so much for sharing....
    You have inspired me to dig out my camera and do one of these.

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  12. Sandi M says…
    07/14/2010

    This is gorgeous Ali! I love the set-up and design of the album. Thanks for the freebie. I think I'll make a similar type album for our family :)

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  13. Jenn says…
    07/14/2010

    lovely album! thanks for the download as well as the tutorial. have a happy hump day!

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  14. ginny says…
    07/14/2010

    Beautiful album, Ali! Thanks for the free download, too. I was just thinking about making a template myself before I got to the free link. :)

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  15. Leslie says…
    07/14/2010

    This album is fabulous!! Can't wait to hear more about your trip too!

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  16. Lisa J says…
    07/14/2010

    What an incredible album! Thank you for sharing Ali. As always, you are an inspiration. Cheers,
    Lisa :)

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  17. Lisa J says…
    07/14/2010

    What an incredible album! Thank you for sharing Ali. As always, you are an inspiration. Cheers,
    Lisa :)

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  18. Lisa J says…
    07/14/2010

    What an incredible album! Thank you for sharing Ali. As always, you are an inspiration. Cheers,
    Lisa :)

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  19. Lisa J says…
    07/14/2010

    What an incredible album! Thank you for sharing Ali. As always, you are an inspiration. Cheers,
    Lisa :)

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  20. elisa says…
    07/14/2010

    i really like this!!!! perfect!

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  21. Kelly Massman says…
    07/14/2010

    It's shameful, I know, but I usually lurk on your site! I just had to stop in and say hi and to tell you that I love this mini!!!!! :-)

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  22. Kristyn G says…
    07/14/2010

    Such a beautiful way to capture your love for your family! I am looking forward to starting on one for me :)
    QUESTION: Is there a way to create a brush or png file of my own handwriting? I want to write out our kids names in my handwriting and wasn't sure how to go about it (paper type, pen type, scan settings, steps in Photoshop, etc). I don't have a tablet. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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  23. Stacy Milford says…
    07/14/2010

    Very cool Ali! Thanks for always sharing your very personal albums...Your style goes to show that it doesn't take a whole lot of STUFF to tell your story!

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  24. Huyen says…
    07/14/2010

    Awesome album. I love it!

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  25. Allison M. says…
    07/14/2010

    Beautiful album!

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