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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

12"x12" Mini Book

I got this book idea from a mini book that they made on the Alaska cruise (I think) that a fellow demo showed me. I made this in a class with my my kids and nieces and they all loved doing them! They are aged 4-10 and then 4 adults also. It was easy enough for everyone! I thought this would make the cutest little scrapbook or just a little book to draw in.
The directions to make it are below!

For the pages of the book you need one sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock. You are going to score it in one directions at 2", 6" and 10". Score in the other direction at 3", 6" and 9". Then you are going to cut along the red line I have shown going through the center of three of the sections.

Now you are going to fold up the two inch sections all the way across. These are the pockets that will hold the removable pages.

Now fold in half on the center score. You can accordion fold the end strips to make the pages.

Fold these on both sides. This will give you all of your pages. You are going to tape the backs of the pages together where the three red arrows are shown pointing.

Now all of your pages are together and you are ready to decorate. This is all from just one sheet of 12" x 12" paper!

You will need a 4"x4" piece of DSP to tape to the back of the end pages to make the front and back cover. The insert pages are 3-3/4" x 2-1/2". You need 8 of them. The belly band is 1" x 8-1/2".

Then just decorate however you would like and you are finished! I used The Open Sea stamp set from the Summer Mini catalog with matching DSP.


Betty said...

Fantastic tutorial - simple and easy to follow your directions
Thanks so much for your time in posting this!

Kristi Kelly said...

This is a great simple project. Thanks for sharing it on your blog. It was great to have you at the LNS Pre-Convention event.
Kristi Kelly

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Thank you for the free tutorial! Looks like a lot of fun to make. You have a great blog and do great work!!

Bandon, Oregon said...

This is Wonderful!!! Thank You so much for Sharing it.


Jen Heffernan said...

Lynn- please demo this at the GMS September meeting!!! The girls will love it! :)

Anjii said...

Oh, this is SO awesome!!! What a low-cost, simple, yet very impressive idea... a great idea for a Grandma Brag Book for my moms :)

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