October Afternoon are fast becoming one of my favourite companies. Their mini kits which retail here for about $10 are great value and with a few added embellishments make for gorgeous little keepsakes. They seem to specialise in boy papers too which is great for me!
I've learnt that the most successful minis don't have all the elements for the one collection - by combining two or even three you can make it so unique. companies tend to work in the same palette so there is no real trick to combining. This mini combined 5 and Dime and Campfire ranges pretty seamlessly
I also think the best minis tell a story of a small moment in everyday life. This was an autumn afternoon walk that ended in some intense crafting.I called it Fall Days simply because I couldn't fit the word autumn on my cover, simple as that.