Just in case you missed my featured artist project on Scrapbook News & Review I am going to post the project tutorial I created for last Wednesday's post. This project was created from an office supply file folder -it’s a great base project that can be altered a dozen different ways to create fun and new mini books for all occasions!
Cropadile (hole punch/eyelet setter)
12” Paper Trimmer
1 Office File Folder
6-7 Sheets Patterned Paper
Ribbon and String
Tutorial: Step 1: Take out a file folder (you need one with scored lines near the fold). Put the folder into your trimmer with the side with the shorter tab on the right. Place the natural crease of the folder at 6.5” Score (not cut!!). This will leave you with a flap that is 2.5” (not including the tab) Step 2: Flip the folder around and trim the tab off – placing the natural crease of the folder at 6.5”. Your folder should have a couple of creases near the spine. You want to fold on the outer crease to create a spine. Step 3: Flatten the folder out – place it in your trimmer and trim at 8” to create the height of the book. Step 4: Trim off the tab on the 2.5” flap. Round the corners of the flap. Step 5: Embellish the outside of the folder. I cut patterned paper slightly smaller than the sides and adhered them. I adhered ribbon under the back, spine, and flap so that it would tie at the front. Step 6: Punch two holes in the spine of the book and set eyelets. To create the pages on the inside of the book (see pictures below) – cut 3 pieces of paper 7.5 x 12” – fold in half and stack. Punch holes that match holes punched in the spine. Use string to hold pages in place. Step 7: Embellish the inside of the book – I made a pocket on the left side to add journaling and put an envelope on the right side for hiding additional photos and mementos.
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