A Beach Mini You Can Make on the Road

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Samantha Walker’s Nautical line and created a mini album that’s just the right size to take along on vacation.  I used these 2 kits for my mini:

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There are so many great elements to these digital kits and I used many of them to create a compact mini album kit that I was able to work on during a rainy day while at the beach.

The decorative cards were perfect to form the base of my mini.  I laid them out in a word processing program so when printed, I could cut my printed sheet and use it to form an origami mini book.

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Now that I had my base, I printed out some embellishments to bring along with me.

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Many of the shapes in Samantha’s Nautical line are perfect for using in your die cut machine.  I loaded a few of those awesome images into my Silhouette and cut them out of matching cardstock:

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I brought along other items like buttons and string:

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and very basic tools:

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Everything fit nicely in a small tin box that was only 5.5 x 4 x 2.5 inches.

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I put most of the album together while away and added a few more embellishments and photos when I got home.

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There is even room in this small album for three pockets.

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You can find Samantha Walker’s Nautical line HERE.

Other supplies used:

Cardstock by Bazzill
Rhinestones by Memory Box
Stamps by Studio G
Stamping ink by Jenni Bowlin Studio
button, string, and ribbon