I must confess I LOVE making mini books or any book to be honest! So today I have a quick and easy way to make a mini book. This project I have made for The Fruit Pixie online shop, who I design for. It’s ideal for a few photos or perhaps an extra special card for someone.
It is very easy to put together and decorate, anyone can do it.
For the base for my mini book I used one of my favourite dies from Couture Creations
their Tabbed Journal die -
( half price at the mo too!!)
I cut out 4 pieces with the die in card then another 4 from the beautiful Kaisercraft In the Attic papers. I used the 6x6 paper pad -
( also half price )
You need to cut 2 pieces of your paper with the pattern you wish to see facing into the die and the other 2 pieces with the pattern you want facing out.
This is because we will attach the separate pieces of the book to each other using the tabs and it makes it more stable to have every other piece
upside down, as you will see soon.
Just lay your 4 pieces out in a row so you can attach one piece to its neighbour using the little tab piece.
You will need to turn every other piece over so the first tab is at the top but the next piece has its tab at the bottom
and so on. It just makes it a bit more stable.
Once dry fold your strip of pieces into your mini book by folding into a zig zag shape.
Then cover the pages with their papers. You can either cut off the tabs or not depending how you feel.
I then decorated mine using pieces from the little paper pad and the pieces from the sticker sheet.
Here is mine -
My cover using some of the stickers from the sticker sheet.
This page used stickers and pieces from the paper pad.
One of the sentiments from the paper pad.
Again stickers and pieces from the paper pad, including the borders.
Then the last page, using another sentiment and a couple of the stickers.
This is such a sweet little project to make and so quick and easy to make.