Friday, September 23, 2011

A Christmas Mini Book

Happy Friday! Want to make something fun this weekend? How about a quick mini album with just one sheet of paper?

To make sure I keep my head above water come the busy holiday season, I made this Christmas mini book ahead of time. I used the Kaisercraft Silly Season collection for its fun pinks, greens and pops of reds. I can't wait to start filling it out in December!


Tip: The Kaisercraft Silly Season “Milk & Cookies” pattern paper is perfect for a mini book because it comes printed with natural 16 mini page delineations. You can Google for all the different ways of making a mini book, but my favorite is the meander mini book because it’s the easiest to make (in my opinion).

1. Trim paper down to a 4×4 grid, then score at lines shown below:


2. Cut paper at dotted lines shown below:


3. Beginning at either end, fold at each scored line in a zig zag accordian pattern until you get to the fourth block where you fold up or down instead of left or right. Simply repeat this until the entire page is folded into a book.

4. There will be natural “pockets” where the up and down folds are made. You’ll have the option of gluing down the entire pocket or just apply glue in a “U” shape around 3 edges of the page to make a pocket. I made pockets to store journaling tags.

5. Finally, embellish the mini book with Jewels, Journal Tags, Printed Chipboard, and die-cuts from the back of the 6.5″x6.5″ Paper Pad.

Materials Used: Kaisercraft Silly Season Milk & Cookies (P728), Gingerbread (P729), Journal Tags (JT626), Printed Chipboard (CB133), Paper Pad (PP851), Jewels (RS424); Other: Ribbon

It’s super easy and fun to make, so I hope you’ll make one for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

1 comment:

  1. Ohh I love this!! And your pictures are noticeably brighter/better! Are you using a flash? Learned how to shoot in manual mode? Or is H taking the pics? Hahah! :) Respond to email in a bit. Just making the round sin blogland first...