Another stash-busting craft post! I LOVE buying scrapbooking stuff, but I don't love scrapbooking so.....I have a tonne of paper, stickers, embellishments and so on. It's time to start using them all up.
The perfect way to use some of the paper is by making simple keepsake books. A few folds and some glue, and ta-da - a cute little book, with pockets (who doesn't love pockets!) to tuck away memories of special days.
Here's what you need:
- Scrapbook paper sheet
- 1 colour or type of card stock or similar thick paper
- 2nd small piece of card stock or paper
The inspiration for this is from a Culture Days activity that The Kid and I did one fall in St. Albert (I really miss the amazing things that happened in St. Albert!) The book we made was large enough that the pockets held tea bags (such a cute idea for a mother's day gift). Instead of scrapbook paper we used old maps - so if you want to make a bigger book just think of larger paper sources, like maps!
Step one, fold your paper in half, long ways.
Step two, fold the sides up about 1/2 way - this is how the pocket gets made.
Step three , fold accordion style. You should now have a folded square accordion - this is the inside of your book!
Step four, cut your card stock so that you have two pieces. These are your covers, so they should be slightly bigger than your accordion fold book. Glue the covers on.
Step five, glue your ribbon on the left hand side of the front cover, you'll glue about 15cm of the ribbon on the left, the ribbon end should stretch out on the left side, this allows you to wrap it around a couple of times to keep the book closed.
Step six, glue the second card stock piece on top of the ribbon (to cover the ribbon)
Step seven, decorate that second piece of card stock. Add your keepsakes, wrap the ribbon around and Done!
Be sure to check out the other bloggers that are taking part in this Stash-Busting Craft Challenge! Links to their blogs are below, they do some great crafts, but also do some other great stuff too! Be sure to check them out.