Thursday, October 20, 2011


I created this minibook
book constructed

you need three sheets of 12 x 12 Double sided patterned paper
each sheet is constructed the same way
cut a 7x12" strip and set aside the remainder 5x12"
cut the 7" strip into a 7" square and a 5"x7"
score 2" in from the bottom of the Square and fold so that the reverse side is showing of the flap

fold this in half to give a 3.5" x 5" card, fold the 5x7" to match.
from the remaining 5x12" paper cut two 2"x5" strips. with narrow double sided tape stick this to the plain sheet on the outside edge fixing it top bottom and edge to form a flap (reverse the pattern as shown)turn the sheet over and fix the other strip in the same way
Place the two pages together and sew down the fold to form a booklet

Construct the other two pattern papers in the same way
With one of the 5x8 strips remaining you make the cover
open up one of the booklets and place on the edge of the 5x8 strip and sew through the original stitching to attach it to the cover. Take the pages you want to be the last ones and do the same with the other edge of the cover then place the third booklet in the centre and stitch through in the same way
At this stage the book seems too spaced out but by the time you have added photos and embellishments it fills out nicely and lays reasonably flat
Use the remaining patterned papers to make tags trims etc.

Here is my completed and filled minibook
Monorail kittenDoor frame not climbing frame
What's out thereAre you going away

I have left some of the pages decorated but no photos as yet, the kittens are always giving me opportunities to take lots of shots so will soon find more to place in the book.

I do hope that you will be able to follow the instructions given, but if you have any difficulty leave me a comment and I'll try and answer it.


Jimjams said...

Looks brilliant Mary

Shirley said...

Thanks a lot Mary.
I will definitely be making this mini book. :-)

humel said...

This looks great, Mary - I shall give it a try :)

Barbara said...

Great book Mary. Might have to get the sewing machine out.

Lizzie said...

Mary, this is really clever and nice! A new book form for me to try - wonderful!
I love the scrapping you have filled your book with - the kitten photos are sweet.

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye