Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Deck the Halls Mini Books

Another set of Mini Books! These things are so darn cute. I decided these counted as a scrapbooking project and this is what we made for club in November. And of course, I had to use some of that yummy Deck the Halls paper...which I am almost out of! See, I can reach my goals of not hoarding! If I have learned anything, it is that there is always something new that I will love just as much, so use it while it is current.
We made these in 3 colors, so I didn't use up my whole stash of any one color.

 Cherry Cobbler

Always Artichoke

Crumb Cake with Very Vanilla ribbon

  • Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, deck the Halls DSP
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
  • Other: Corner Rounder punch,  ½" Seam Binding ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke,and Very Vanilla, paper cutter with scoring blade, Velcro dots
  1. Start with a 12x12 piece of cardstock. Cut into four 2¾" strips. 
  2. Cut one down to 11" 
  3. Score the three 12" pieces at 3", 6", and 9". Accordion fold and adhere into one long strip. These are the book pages.
  4. Score the 11" piece at 3",3½", 6½", 7", and 9" and fold all in the same direction. This is the book cover.
  5. Stamp on one side of each piece.
  6. On the cover, fold the 2" section over and adhere down. This creates a reinforced flap. Round the corners. 
  7. Finish decorating as desired.
  8. Adhere the accordian folds to form the pages, leaving about 1" free of adhesive at the book binding edge. 
  9. Adhere the first and last pages, which are single layer, to the 3" section of the book cover. 
  10. Stick the Velcro pieces to each other, apply to the flap, then close the flap to adhere to the other side. Doing it this way ensures that the 2 pieces will always line up the first time :)
All done! I didn't have any Velcro when I took this picture, but I do now, 3 boxes of it! I actually cut the dots in half for most projects.

And the inside of the Crumb Cake book. Can't you just imagine these filled with pictures of your kids to give to grandparents, aunts, and uncles?! I know I can :)


Adriana Benitez said...

They are so pretty! Great design, too - they're going to love it!

Yapha said...

Super cute!! What a great teacher gift idea, too!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

A perfect gift--and yes, that paper is yummy!

Jen Timko said...

This is going right into my stash of ideas for my clubs! Fantastic!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Yet another darling project--Tanya, you are just smokin' hot!

Shelley said...

Thanks for the step by step! I can't wait to give it a try.


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