Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mini Book Tutorial


Finally! I found my Adobe Photoshop Elements disc and was able to install it on the new computer (purchased after 2 laptops got a bad virus and were sent to the computer doctor- free at our co-op, and a great sale  at Wallyworld-can give it to our son who will start college soon). I have been struggling with the inability to edit my pics on the same computer that has a card reader for about 2 weeks now. I never knew how much I need my computer! 
So, I am able to finally give you more details on at least one of my Blog Hop projects :)

The completed project can be used for so many different things. This one is a "what are you thankful for" book for Thanksgiving. The one I did for the hop was a Gift List book with a tab for each person I am likely to be shopping for with their favorite stuff, wish lists, and sizes listed on the front, and then I will write what I got for them on the back of the tab.

First off, decide how many pages you will want. I did an 8 page and a 10 page. 


Then stamp as desired, remember to stamp the little flap on the other side, as this will show also.


Apply Sticky strip to the inside edge as shown here and fold the sides in to adhere. Do not fold the small flap in. Apply Sticky Strip to the other side of the small flap. Repeat with all of the pages.


I have found that the pages line up best if you hold then like this to attach to each other. Attach each flap to the next page.


This is what it should look like as you go.

On the last page, put Sticky Strip both sides of the flap and adhere flap to it's page.

Now take a 2"x2¼" scrap of paper and on the 2" side, score at ½", 1¾", and every 1/8" in between. Love that Simply Scored!!

Apply Sticky Strip to the front page also and adhere to book as shown.

The tabs are from the Two Tags die with about ¼" off the end so it fit better in the pockets. Decorate those as desired. All Done!


9 comments:

Yapha said...

Fabulous!! I love how you used the Simply Scored on the binding!! The pages are beautiful, too!

Paula said...

Great project Tanya. I really love how you used the woodgrain BG with the leaf stamps. Thanks for the directions too.

Sue said...

Cute book! Love the tutorial, too!

Heidi Baks said...

Came back to check out your tutorial. Love this!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I love this!!! Thanks for the directions too!

Adriana Benitez said...

This is wonderful. Thank you for providing the details!

Shelley Z said...

This is sooooo cool! Thanks for the how-to's. Hope to try it soon!

katemeri said...

I love this! Thanks so much for the great tutorial!nu

Tamara said...

What a sweet little book. I've been looking for ideas on how to do a binding. I really like yours! Thank you for sharing. :)
Blessings to you,
Tamara

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