23 July 2010

how-to make a scrapbooklet

by mareen of eenysuniverse

I think little scrapbooklets are a pefect gift for someone special. And I am sure everyone has all the supplies at home that you need to make one. 

What you need:
cardstock, chipboard, scrapbook paper, ribbon, glue and a bone folder 

Plus some pictures, stickers, quotes, drawings, buttons, eyelets or whatever you want to put into youscrapbooklet
How to:
1. Cut out a 3" x 24" stripe of cardstock. Fold an accordion - for easier folding, use an embossing tool or the tip of a bone folder to score along each fold. 

2. Cut out two chipboard squares that are a couple millimeters larger than the "accordion square". 

3. Cut out two scrapbook paper squares that are 1/2" larger than the chipboard squares.

4. To create the cover and the back of the booklet, clue the chipboard to the center of the scrapbook paper. To create a nice corner clue in the corners first then the sides. For easier folding us the embossing tool and the bone folder again. I also recommend using a strong clue. 

5. Clue on a 22" long ribbon on to the backside of the front cover. If you are using eyelets to decorate the cover, now is the time to punch them in. 

6. Clue the accordion to the front and back cover. 

7. Now it is time to fill it with pictures, quotes, stickers, drawings or whatever comes to your mind. (I used b/w pictures from a NYC bookmark calender this time. If I make it to give to a friend, I usually print out pictures of the two of us and add for friendship quotes and a personal note.)

8. Don't forget to decorate the cover. 

To create the vintage look I used a sandpaper nail file and went around the edges of the booklet and the little wooden heart.

9. Tie the ribbon with love and you are done. 

10. Now give it to someone special or just keep it for yourself.

add to marta's collection :: the how-to series was created to encourage confidence in creativity. to focus on what we can do rather than what we can't. i am excited to showcase your talents and unique ideas. if you have a specialty (and i know you do), please submit your how-to guest post by emailing me. marta{at}martawrites{dot}com. i will be delighted to feature your how-to.

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

p.s. wishing you a nice weekend. we have guests coming, hooray! 
i'll be blogging all weekend too, i hope you'll pop in.


Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

too cute, too precious and so nice to share. thanks mareen and marta! i'm going to make one of these this weekend!

Lissa said...

Oh that is too cute. I think I need to make one today!Thank you for sharing Mareen and Marta!

ag. said...

these are just perfect! i will definitely be making these in the near future. quicker than a whole scrapbook so the perfect project for a little gift. love! thanks!

Hil said...

So cute. Seriously would make the perfect little gift. That Mareen is too creative.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea and will try it out tonight!

Dawn said...

This is fabulous! and right up my alley! Putting this one in my list of must makes!

Tara said...

I am loving your how to series! I want to try every single thing, and it seems each one just gets better and better! Thanks so much for all you do in the blogging world!

Bluebelle said...

Love this, it is saved for later!

Travelin'Oma said...

This seems like the perfect thank you for a hostess. A few photos of the visit—what a darling keepsake!

Anita said...

Super cute! Thanks for the how-to. Where do you purchase the 24" paper?

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, that is so cute! I am just loving this how-to series. I'll be linking.

Miranda said...

Holy cute! I can't wait to make one of these!

Nathalie said...

This is super cute! I like your choice of colors and design! I should make one of those for my aunt after the week we spent at her house :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...