Thursday, June 24, 2010

Post-it- note minibook tutorial

Here is the tutorial for the minibook as seen on a previous post of mine.
I think you will enjoy crafting these cuties.

* I find my self-healing crafting mat is especially helpful for this project, as it keeps table surfaces from getting damaged.


mini-book supplies:

2 squares of 3 1/4" illustration board and one spine 3/8" x 3 1/4"
any 2 pieces of decorative paper, sized at lea
st 8 1/2 "x 5 "
any embellishments you'd like to add .

Use the template and any regular weight scrap book paper.
Trace and cut out the outside cover of your book.

Then cut out a liner of your choice, 3" x 6 3/4"

Glue front, back, and binding piece to the paper.

Then fold and glue the long sides down, then do the same for the shorter, end pieces.

If your design includes some type of ribbon around the sides, make sure that you bring it around to the inside before you glue in the liner. This keeps the book neat. The same thing goes for rivets and pins used for embellishment or as closures.

Paste in your paper liner.

Let the paper dry, then crease the insides of the spine just to make a clean fold.

Now get out all of your "bling," embellish, and have fun!

Some of my secrets:
A trick I use when gluing is to use an old magazine.This keeps my crafting surfaces clean and allows me to glue right up to the edge. Use a clean page for each glue up, then turn the page. Once the pages dry they can be used over and over again.

The easiest way to keep the cover shut is to use ouchless hair bands. These are just the right size! I usually tie on a charm or button to dress it up a little.


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