Sorry I didn’t get to this yesterday…….things were hectic with me trying to get ready to leave. I am flying out this afternoon to Orlando for the annual Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference. I am taking the baby with me, so please pray that the flights go well (Waco to DFW and DFW to Orlando). Here is another look at the Mini Book from a couple of days age. This time I did it with Sweet Always paper (one of the few that is NOT RETIRING!!!)
Step 1: Cut ONE piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock for cover. Dimensions: 2 1/2″ x 10″. There are 2 here (I was making several of them at the time).
Step 2: Score at 2 1/4″, 5″, and 7 3/4″ (Note: THIS IS A CORRECTED MEASUREMENT — previously said 7 1/4″)
Step 3: Fold Book in half and fold each side piece in toward the center. Attach with SNAIL.
Step 4: Punch holes in the closed cover with a 1/8″ Punch. One hole with be near the “spine” and the other hole will be near the edge of the book. Both should be about 1/2″ from the edge of the cardstock.
Here is a finished look at the four holes when the book is opened out flat.
Step 5: Cut 3 pieces of DSP or cardstock for the “pages” of the book. Dimensions: 2 7/16″ x 5 1/8″
Step 6: F0ld each page in half and “nest” them one on top of the other.
Step 7: Lay the 3 pages down on top of your cover.
Step 8: Staple with one staple in the middle of the book. My stapler was not long enough to staple through the thicknesses so I had to do it like this……….on a stampin’ mat!
I pressed down with my stapler, similar to how you would do a bulletin board.
Then you have to press down the metal parts of the staple on the inside. Like this!
Step 9: Insert about 20″ of ribbon by weaving in and out of the holes you punched. It should look like this:
Tie it up and embellish as much as you desire!
To make the tag on this Mini Book, I inked up the saying (from a reriring stamp set) is Rose Romance. Then I took a Chocolate Chip marker and color in the “you” words to draw emphasis to them.
And here is the finished look….now don’t you want to make one yourself????