I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out because these papers by Graphic 45 are a little out of the box for me but this may be my fav mini yet. I really do love their papers but I usually get stumped when I try to do anything with them. Maybe my creative juices were in overdrive this week or something. The other challenge that I had was I didn't allow myself to buy anything (with the exception of the paper) new to complete this. I had to rely only on what I had in my stash.
The book itself is a series of pockets that are "hinged" together with each other and a flap. I was actually watching a youtube video by Kathy at Paper Phenomenon where she used paper bags to create the flaps but I didn't have of those nice ones that you can buy at Michaels. I only have the bulk variety from Costco and they didn't really work well for this. Anyway, I came up with a way to recreate the pocket and flaps and get a similar look. I also switched it to a portrait orientation rather than landscape.
Despite it's size (5x7), the book has a ton of space for photos and journaling. I also added pockets and envelopes to some of the pages. Each page main page is also a pocket but I haven't complete those tags yet. All in all there are 16 4x6 tags and a couple of smaller ones as well. The one improvement I would make for my next one is a better binding method. Once I got all the embellishments and tags in, the book doesn't really close nicely. Oh well!