Saturday, 3 March 2012

Jades Crafty Catchup! My minibook project! (with tutorial!)

Today i have had a fabulously crafty day!! Jade hosted a wonderful Stampin' Up! crafty session. There was six attendees and we all designed and demo'd a project to one another. So at the end of the day we had six different creations to take home!! It was a brilliant idea of Jade's to arrange a day like this because everyone had a completely different style and used a complete range of Stampin' Up! products - it was SO MUCH FUN!

So tonight i want to share with you the project that i designed and shared with my crafty friends. It's a folded minibook, with little pockets that you can place little momentos and photos in and it features some of my most favourite Stampin' Up! projects. So here it is:

The front of the mini-book!
The mini-book is made from a piece of 'Lucky Limeade' card. A4 length x A5 width. With a few clever folds, one cut with the guillotine and a bit of 'Red Sticky Strip' you can create this cute little project in no time at all!!

Here's a little demo of how it is done:

As i said before, you will need one piece of card. A4 length x A5 width. Fold it into 8 equal squares with your 'Bone Folder' (take a bit of time doing this and do it neatly!) Then made a cut with your guillotine as shown in the diagram above and then place the 'Red Sticky Tape' as show above.
Then you have to fold it like this:

And stick everything into place to create your mini-book:

Then it's time to decorate it!!

Once you have created the structure and folded it into place, run a piece of 'Red Sticky Tape' along the front and then run a piece of ribbon along it (in this instance i used a piece of 'Pool Party; 'Ruffled Ribbon'. Over that i glued two piece of the beautiful 'Everyday Enchantment DSP' squares on the front and the back. On the front i glued a 'Lucky Limeade' 'Scallop Circle' and then a butterfly punched using the 'Butterfly Punch' out of 'Everyday Enchantment DSP', with a couple of 'Basic Pearls' running down the centre!
Here's the inside (Please ignore my greasy fingerprints!!):

Notice that i used the '1.2" Circle Punch' to create some little tabs. You could then place little momentos/ photos etc easily in them!!
So there you go!! Hope this little tutorial makes some sense! It really is easy to make and the fab thing is it really doesn't use hardly any cardstock!! I think this would be a lovely project to make for mothers day! Why not give it ago!

Don't forget the beautiful paper i have used for this project you can get for FREE if you make a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order by the end of the month!! So get your order in now. Email me at: and for this month only i will give you FREE P&P on all sale-a-bration orders (usually £4.95)


  1. What a lovely idea, I'm going to make one right away! And I'm going to put tags in the pockets.

  2. This is fantastic! Has given me lots of ideas I will definitely be trying this when I can find some time to craft!! xxx


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