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!
- small board book
- Christmas at HOME 8 x 8 paper and solid cardstock
- journaling tags, die cuts, and other embellishments
- adhesive – super strong tape / tape runner
- pearls, buttons, fabric tape, etc
- felt/fabric for binding
- sewing machine
- paper cutter
- score board
- hot glue gun
- 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!