Big Love Minibook | Brandi Kincaid

Seeing the stories people tell with my products is something I sincerely enjoy. 

Creative Team member Brandi Kincaid shared this awesome little mini-album which is for her husband - a "guide to her many faces; reference only" - a super fun and clever little gift. 

Brandi's minibook is built using rings and a red acrylic cover from Jamaica Makes. Added to the cover she used a Silhouette to cut out "big love" from my Thick Valentines word art set. You can watch a tutorial on how to open, trace and cut my PNG files using the Silhouette Studio Software  here

Here's a few pages from the inside of her project that include products from my Heart Story Kit™ and Messy Love Circles

I love the simple addition of her handwriting as an intro to the album paired with the Studio Calico Mega Date Stamp.

Brandi's formula for this minibook includes a photo of herself on the left and a printed Messy Love Circles (recolored before printing in Photoshop) on the left. 

The circle is attached with a brad in the top to create a "turn-up" cover for her journaling. Such a fun way to create an interactive cover-up. See below: 

Brandi's photos were taken using an Fujifilm Instax Camera. You can also print this style of photo from your phone using a Fujifilm Instax Share Printer

Chipboard pieces are from the Heart Story Kit™ (available via subscription until this Sunday, February 14th).

I love the playfulness. I love little books like this that you can hold in your hands. This would be awesome to make for a child too.

She also created a flip out of the little Instax photos - using washi tape to hold it together on the other side (I think :)). She'll let me know if it was something different. 

Thanks for sharing with us Brandi! 

Hope you have a great weekend!

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  1. mtercha says…
    02/12/2016

    This is so beautiful, Brandi. Very sweet and touching. Cool too. I love how you used Ali's stuff here. Those messy circles and how you made them flip up to reveal a message is just so awesome and clever. Great work! Michelle t

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Thank you so much, Michelle!

  2. kre8tivekate says…
    02/12/2016

    loveLOVElove. Big love.

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Thank you!!!

  3. justrhonda says…
    02/12/2016

    sooooo cute!!!!

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Oh, thanks so much!

  4. itcouldbelove says…
    02/12/2016

    What an awesome idea of coloring in the brushes! I LOVE that idea and am totally going to borrow it. Great post, thank you.

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Thank you! And do it- coloring them is so fun! I started trying it in my DD album and I've been hooked since.

    2. Jnstclff says…
      02/13/2016

      Hi would it be possible to explain how you coloured the brush? I think it looks wonderful, but wouldn't know where to start! Thank you in anticipation.

    3. jvpartlo says…
      02/13/2016

      I would love to know, too - love the look!!

    4. Brandeye8 says…
      02/17/2016

      Hello! I open the files in Photoshop Elements, and I use the paint bucket tool to click on specific lines/sections to color them. SUPER easy this way!

  5. krodesigns says…
    02/12/2016

    Brandi always has brilliant inovative ideas! Beautiful!

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Aww, thank you!

  6. Msaula says…
    02/12/2016

    Big Love for your clever book!!!

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Thank you, Paula!

  7. jlin77 says…
    02/12/2016

    LOVE this! You are so talented!!

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Thank you so much!

  8. lilgik says…
    02/12/2016

    Such a creative and clever album from Brandi, love it!

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Thank you, Elise!

  9. Cookingmylife says…
    02/12/2016

    As that cover no longer shows on the website, I'm wondering what size this book is.

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Hi there! It's a 4x4, so it would also be great with chipboard covers or a mini album!

  10. ericaconstance says…
    02/12/2016

    Such a creative and sweet gift! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Brandeye8 says…
      02/12/2016

      Thank you! It was so fun to make.

  11. virginiegoujon says…
    02/12/2016

    Love this so much!

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  12. sarahzayas says…
    02/12/2016

    Absolutely love this, Brandi! Such a cute and clever idea :)

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  13. jdj247 says…
    02/13/2016

    LOVE! clever with the flip out. gotta use that technique. thanks for sharing!

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  14. kelsterjean says…
    02/13/2016

    This is such a cute and fun mini album! Love how simple it is and the interactive elements.

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  15. birdnscrap says…
    02/13/2016

    So sweet and loving! And inspiring. I have been stuck on what to make as a Valentine for my husband. Now i know. A card with a foldout of pictures of us! Thank you!

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  16. quartetdesigns says…
    02/14/2016

    Great mini album Brandi! Such a cute idea.

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  17. nicolemartel654 says…
    02/14/2016

    Fabulous mini. Love the simplicity of it!

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  18. Jeannew says…
    02/14/2016

    Just awesome!

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