One of my favorite paper projects is creating minibooks. They always get me out of a creative funk because I use three rules. I know it seems like rules are counter intuitive to breaking out of a creative funk, but the limitations actually help me. It pushes my creativity to think out of the box. I usually gather all my materials together and then develop the plan for the mini book shape and size.
My mini book rules are:
- Use a unique binding technique.
- Choose one embellishment and use it through-out (rub-ons, stickers, gems, buttons, etc)
- Use my own handwriting someplace.
A couple of tips...I love, love, love PVC glue. You can order it from Paper Source. I also keep all my cardboard cereal & oatmeal boxes. I use these to create my front & back covers. They are quite sturdy and allow you to create a mini any size. I keep my mini books in a basket in the living room and love when guest dig through and have a look. What projects help you get out of a creative funk?