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Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Scrapbox Book

Today is Sunday which means it is Scrapbox Sunday Challenge day. I made another mini book with my scraps and tried to make a tutorial on how I made it. I hope it is understandable if not please just ask and I will try to better explain what I did.
How I made my book:
Materials:
12 x 12 backing off of book of scrapbook paper. It's thick but not too thick.
Lot's of scrap paper that are color cordinated.
Crafting glue, I used Martha Stewarts.
Tools to cut paper and hole punch.
I used my Cricut Expression to cut shapes out of my scraps.

First thing I did was cut my backing into 4 6x6 pieces as shown below.





Here you see my scrap paper in piles according to how I am going to use them. The larger pieces will be used to cover my 6x6 backing and the smaller pieces will be used to cut shapes out of them.

Here I have already covered my 6x6 backing on both sides.





Here I cut some extra backing I had to make tabs for my pages using my Cricut. You can get the SVG files for my tabs in the post below.




I then marked my book cover with a pencil so I could put 2 holes on the side. After punching out the holes I then used the book cover as a template for the other pages so all the holes would be in the same place.


Here I am making my binding for my book to hide the edges and make it look more like a book. My book is a half inch thick so my scrap cardstock paper is 3 inches wide.


I measure one inch on my front and back cover to glue my binding down.

After I glued my binding down I used my hole punch to and existing holes as a guide to punch holes into the binding.


I then used ribbon to bind all my pages together. Use extra ribbon so you can open your book.
Here are the results.......ENJOY!!
FRONT COVER

BACK COVER


INSIDE PAGES










8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wanda, I love your little book! Thanks for the instructions.
Evelyn

Dorothy said...

Great book and great instructions!! Thanks Wanda!

Carol's Crafts said...

Wow Wanda. I love your book. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing the
instructions too.

Hugs
Carol

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh WANDA...This is GORGEOUS ma'am!!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!! Love the vintagy feel of the book!!!!!

Tamara Putvin said...

Wow Gal, another beautiful book.. Thank you so much for the tutorial too.. You Rock!!

Wishing you abundant blessings,
Tami

Tammy D said...

Oh Wanda, that's beautiful. Awesome job. I too love the vintage feel of it.

Jenn said...

Thanks for doing this tutorial!!! I love it and am going to make a few as gifts for the holidays. I have tons of backing from card stock

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

thanks for the idea wanda love the scrapbook love the idea with the binding to make it look better..sometimes when working on a huge project i have to do something smaller and quick like this to feel like im getting something done!! love the instructions GREAT JOB!!
lesliefolks

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