Monday, 25 March 2013

Alora Mini Book

When I first saw the Bo Bunny 'Alora' range I instantly fell for it.  I have a bit of a weakness for funky birds and I loved the bright colour palette that is a feature of this range.  When my daughter asked me to create a mini book as a gift for her best friend's 18th birthday I thought hard about which paper range to use and as her friend is definetely not a 'pink' fan this range seemed perfect - fun and a little bit girly without being too much!

I decided on a 6" x 6" mini book because that means that you can get four pages from one 12"x12" sheet but is also big enough (almost) for a 6"x4" photo and I was also using the 6"x6" mini book so I was being practical!  I had some chipboard sheets that I collect from the backs of paper packs and cut them all to size. The book is bound with just a couple of book rings, so very simple, and I tied lots of co-ordinating ribbons around the rings.  For the front and back cover I have used the Alora 'Cut Outs' sheet which have these lovely 6x6 designs on them.  The lettering is a mixture of various alpha sets that I found that co-ordinated.

Front Cover 

A selection of the inner pagers. 

My daughter chose the photos of herself and her friend through their friendship together since they met when they first started primary school and I added some pockets and flip pages where there were quite a few photos on one subject.  It was great fun to do and her friend was absolutely delighted with the finished book - something I think she will treasure.

I hope you have a great week.

Kate xx


  1. Beautiful book kate - lovely to see the finished article xx

  2. your book is really sweet and perfect for documenting a friendship

  3. Not seen this range by Bo Bunny, but it certainly is funky and fun, just right for the fun photos you have used. xx