I love projects that are made just because. Just because I'm enthralled with something and want to explore and celebrate whatever is clunking around in my head and tickling my fancy.
Today I'm showing off one of those projects AND I have a tutorial so you can embrace your own weirdness.
I've been making miniature scrapbook albums of the crazy variety.
I've gone absolutely coo-coo for true crime podcasts over the past few months. I've become well versed in all things serial killer. I am overflowing with terrible information that is probably inappropriate table conversation (which in no way prevents me from talking about it endlessly at dinner.) This led to UFO's and Bigfoot and... and... and...
I really like these books. They lay flat, open easily, there's space to add pictures and snippets without too much bulk and they are fairly fuss free to make. They aren't made to a particular scale, and I'm fine with that. (If scale IS important to you, you could adjust the measurements.) They're big enough to be handled and I think they'll be fun for those who are interested in mini things, without getting too complicated.
While I love, love, love all this murder and mystery, I have not forgotten my sweet and squishy side.
I also made mini albums with tea stained pages and vintage mini goodness...
And a fairy believer's album too!
So how you make these precious little books? The video tutorial can be found at the bottom of this blog post (or jump directly to my channel HERE).
Here is some of the other information you'll need.
Cardboard (i.e. serial box)
Card stock for the inside pages (heavy/cover paper/scrapbook paper)
Scrapbook paper for the cover
Roller/brayer (Honestly, it makes everything stick so much better.)
Card stock: Cut into 2.5" strips, score at .25" from edge, then cut into 1.75" pieces
Cover cardboard: 2.25" x 1.75"
Scrapbook paper: 3.5" x 3" (this gives a large fold)
How many pages you add is up to you. Decide on a number then add 2 to account for the pages that attach to the cover. I'd recommend starting out with 8 to 10 pages. It can be surprisingly difficult to fill those small pages!
Looking for bits to fill these wee books? I've got you covered.
Want to resize your own snaps? Skip over here for a quick how-to.
Ok, so now that you're all ready, here's the tute. Have fun!