Sweet Always Mini Book

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). 

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Step 2:  Score at 2 1/4″, 5″, and 7 3/4″  (Note:  THIS IS A CORRECTED MEASUREMENT — previously said 7 1/4″)

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Step 3:  Fold Book in half and fold each side piece in toward the center.  Attach with SNAIL.

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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.

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Here is a finished look at the four holes when the book is opened out flat. step-6

Step 5:  Cut 3 pieces of DSP or cardstock for the “pages” of the book.  Dimensions:  2 7/16″ x 5 1/8″

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Step 6:  F0ld each page in half and “nest” them one on top of the other.

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Step 7:  Lay the 3 pages down on top of your cover.

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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!

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I pressed down with my stapler, similar to how you would do a bulletin board.

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Then you have to press down the metal parts of the staple on the inside.  Like this!

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Step 9:  Insert about 20″ of ribbon by weaving in and out of the holes you punched.  It should look like this:

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Tie it up and embellish as much as you desire!

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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.

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And here is the finished look….now don’t you want to make one yourself????

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