I was surfing around the net late last night looking for some craft tutorials for my mother. She organizes a craft day for ladies at her church and it’s grown so big that she needs about 25 different craft projects – so I was helping out. Around 11:00 p.m. I came across the Memory Makers Magazine tutorial for a Mini Board Book. I instantly fell in love. I bookmarked it and figured I’d come back to it another day to try myself. But I could only hold out for about an hour. So yes, at midnight last night I hit my scrapbook studio and started cutting chipboard and paper. An hour later I had this.
Of course I already had all the supplies. Ya’ll have seen my scrapbook studio… I’ve got more paper and scrapping supplies than I could use in three lifetimes. So gathering the stuff was easy. I’d decorated a board book in the past – it was bigger and started out already assembled – but I remembered how much of a PITA dealing with the pages were. So I knew I wanted to cover the chipboard pages before they got assembled into the mini book. This would make decorating much easier when it was done.
I used my Xyron sticker making machine to feed all the pre-cut papers through along with the cover paper and the small 2×3 cardstock pieces that held the panels together inside the book. That sped up the process tremendously. I simply don’t have the patience to do this with glue. LOL!
You can see more details of the assembly process in my Mini Board Book Photostream on Flickr.
Seriously, this little book is so adorable I can hardly stand it. I want to make another… and another… and another. I have SO many amazing scrapbook papers that I can just imagine this book in different color combinations and themes. Who knows… maybe my scrapbooking mojo is coming back? Maybe just a little bit?
I got to bed last night (or this morning) around 3:00 a.m. It only took an hour to make the mini board book… but I was so jazzed after it was done I couldn’t sleep. I should have just made another one last night.