Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Free Tutorial - Mini Scrapbook

This scrapbook/card is made out of one piece of 12 x 12 paper (pref double sided). It can be used as a unique and fun card or as a mini scrapbook. I've used it as a card for my SIL's baby with lots of fun baby pictures and saying on the tags and decorated on the front. I also used it as a mini scrapbook for my grandmother, with photos and memories on the tags and decorated on the front and back. I can't take credit for the idea, i think it was on one of the shopping channels craft hour.

First fold the paper in half, then make into a concertina with 4 sections

Fold back the 2 end section and hold in place with a fun brad

For the 2 middle sections, with scissors or a square punch, cut out a small rectangle shape, leaving space at the sides. These 4 sections will become pockets for the tags

Open out the paper and put a thin line of glue or double sided tape (sorry, mine turned out messy!) down the side of each section leaving space for the tags to slide in. Carefull place both halves together

Make up 4 tags, punch a hole in the top and tie on a fun ribbon. You can then decorate as much or as little you like. You can decorate both sides of the tags and both sides of the mini scrapbook. Is less more? Nuh!