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Mini Board Book Tutorial

Make these mini albums to cover a plethora of themes and life events!
Because this particular board book has 12 page layouts I plan to make another,
Documenting my son’s first year of life. Have fun + happy scrapping!

Supplies:

Tools:

  • sewing machine
  • paper cutter
  • score board
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • corner rounder

  • step 1: Select papers; cut to size; round corners; figure out layout and adhere to pages of board book. set cover pages to the side. *tip – use super strong tape to adhere pages. I first used liquid adhesive and they eventually peeled from the smooth book.

  • step 2: Embellish the pages. I left blank spaces for photographs but if you have them already you can adhere them now. Don’t be afraid of dimension!It’s okay if your book is fat!

  • step 3: (optional) Cut 1″ strips of paper and score every 1/4″. Hot glue the middle and ends together creating a rosette. embellish with pearl sticker, rhinestone, button, etc. Make as many as you want to use on your cover.
  • step 4: The signature of your board book is already connected so you can cut the binding without the book falling apart. In hindsight I would have cut my binding completely off but it also works just to cut down the middle.
  • step 5: Cut your felt or fabric 1 1/2-2″ wide and the length of your book. Adhere fabric tape if you want to. stitch new binding to both pages, creating one long piece.

  • step 6: Cut 2 pieces of ribbon to desired length. I allowed for a lot of dimension and enough to still tie a bow to keep the book closed. Use a hot glue gun or super strong tape to adhere ribbon to naked board book covers. Then adhere your new covers on top of the ribbon and book.

  • step 7: Use rosettes and other embellishments to decorate the front cover. Use word flashcards, perforated labels (pictured), fun note strips, etc. to title your mini album.Viola!

November 9, 2012 - 4:45 am

Astrid de Beer - Wow, love the mini album, I’m in love with those colors !

November 9, 2012 - 9:40 am

Kasey K - This is the cutest album. I love the cover and the flowers you made:) Great job!

November 9, 2012 - 9:56 am

Miriam Prantner - Love this project and I love that this collection is so bright and bold, but still vintage! The new blog look is great too!

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