Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tutorial for Mini Scrapbook

Well here it is. Some of my pictures might not be so great, but this will give you the basics and you can scroll down and look at the finished one for more add ons.
You'll need to make a pattern to fold your DSP over out of the cardboard backing that the DSP comes on. Cut it to measure 12" by 5 5/8". You need (2) 12" x 12" pieces of DSP that are the same.
Take your pattern and put it in the middle of the 12" x 12" DSP and fold over the pattern from the top down, add sticky strip to the edge of the other edge and fold it up. Do this to both of your DS papers. This will give you 2 tubes.
Fold both of you tubes in half and on the folded side fold in 3/8" for your binding.
Put them together and using your Crop-a-dile and the 3/8" hole punch, punch two holes about an inch or so in from the bottom and top. Then tie them together using a piece of ribbon 22" long.
Next you need 4 pieces of coordinating cardstock 5 1/2" x 5 5/8". These are your pull-out pages.
( Sorry this one is blurry.) Then you are going to put tabs on them using the Round Tab Punch.
Like this. You can decorate as you please.
Slip your pull-out pages in the pockets. Then you can just take scraps and start to decorate the inside of your scrapbook.
(Squares)
(Triangles)
( Border Punch)
And the finished product. I got this great idea from a swap last year at convention and I'm still trying to find the ladies name so I can give her credit. This is a super cute and fast little book to make and would be a great project for kids. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

4 comments:

Burnin' Rubber said...

Hi Twila! Just dropping in to see what you're up to! I love the album!

Lisa said...

Hi Twila!
Thanks so much for letting me know you posted the tutorial. I can't wait to try it!

Barbara P said...

Thanks for the tutorial and your comment on my blog. Love the book hope to get to make it soon!

June Annand said...

Thanks for the tutorial - I'm definitely going to try and make one 'cause it's so cute and pretty! I really love this project... thanks again!!!