Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Constellations Matchbox Library

Welcome to my "little" stop on the Club Scrap Constellations Blog Hop.

Miniature books made using Club Scrap Constellations papers and stamps.
Miniature handmade books displayed in a matchbox.
I seem to be a "little" obsessed with miniature handmade books this month! It's like I'm "seein' stars" when I think of these mini book projects. The small scale galaxy print on the Constellations 8.5x11" White Text Weight Print (CST) was ideal for wrapping the covers. The smaller images on the Constellations Unmounted Stamps worked well for decorating for the front covers and inside pages.

Each mini book has its own special features.


It all started when I made this mini pamphlet stitch book to fit inside the 2-1/2 x 1-1/2" matchbox I had in my stash. (If you're interested in assembly instructions, check out the link for details.) I don't want to bore you with duplicate info, so I'm going to let the pictures do the talking.







I guess it just wasn't in the stars for me to create only one mini book.

For book #2, I created the world's smallest spiral bound notebook complete with a tiny library card holder attached to the inside cover.

Spiral binding created with needle, waxed linen thread, and wooden dowel.





Last, but not least...how cute is this tiny book with a nook built inside? I even got to incorporate the Constellations theme with a tiny bottle of glitter "star dust" inside!



Below, a few visuals of the mini nook book construction.

Wrapped outside book cover. Nook made with matte board cut to fit inside.
Wrapped book nook piece is glued to the inside back cover.




I think the Nook Book may be my favorite!


It looks like I have a good start on a mini matchbox library. It will be fun to make more mini books with other Club Stamp Prints to add to my collection.



Talk about "light" reading!!! Ha!

Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Shona at Shona Scraps. Be sure to check out what she is up to with the Constellations Kit.

Thanks for looking.
Kay


26 comments:

  1. This is proof positive that good things come in small packages! I'm in love with the star dust! I bet these would look great in a dollhouse library, too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Total awesome and signature Kay. Love these little treasures.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very cute, really love the Nook Book.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Absolutely too cute these mini books,Kay. Next you have to make amini library oom for all your mini books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Mouth dropped and now can speak...You are awesome and so is this project.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh, the irony. One of my tallest friends makes the smallest things. Love, love, love all of these wee books! But the world's smallest spiral bound book? That takes the cake.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love your little "wee" books! Woman you must have the patience of a saint to work on those tiny things. I try not to make anything so small that the cats could eat it ;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my goodness, these are just darling. I loved the matchbox book you shared on the blog but that tiny nook book is just the berries! LOVE it :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. You a\re like the queem superstar of all things crafty. Love these. But I cannot work with anything that small!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Now I just want to make miniature spiral bound books all day because that is amazingly cute. One day you're going to surprise us all and make a GIANT book - we won't know what to do with ourselves! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    ReplyDelete
  11. WOOOOOOOW these are so cool! love the one with the wire!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my word Kay, these little books are ADORABLE! I love minis too and this is wonderful. Thanks for sharing all the details, the spiral book is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You are the Queen of small books Kay! I love all the different renditions of minis that you've made.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Those mini books are just adorable, Kay!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. These wee little books are da bomb! Leave it to you, Kay, to make such a perfectly petite project. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have always been fascinated with "miniature" items. These are darling! Thanks so much for showing them! Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm just a wee bit impressed!! How cute, how clever, how fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Kay, you are the master of miniature! (sorry, mistress had a weird ring to it!) People love to play with these tiny projects, especially the kids in my family! I may make some of these for Valentines gifts. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Adorable mini books--inside and out.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Ohhhh Kay - you never cease to amaze me...these lil guys have got to be my absolute favorite on the Hop this month....they are sooooooo wonderful...WOW!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Just found your blog ! Wow! Gorgeous items you make. I have a bit of a miniature book obsession myself! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautifully done Kay! Love these miniatures, especially the little spiral piece. Karen.x

    ReplyDelete