Teeny Tiny Scrapbook
by Janine Tinklenberg
Create a teeny tiny scrapbook that can easily be tucked into your purse for sharing those special small photos.
- One 3" x 11" piece of cardstock for cover
- Five 2 1/2" x 5" pieces of cardstock to create center tag and sliders
- One 2" x 3 3/8" piece of cardstock for cover
- Two 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"pieces of cardstock to decorate interior pages
- Two 2" x 3 1/4" piece of cardstock to decorate interior pages
- Additional cardstock for punching and decorating
- One 1 3/4" x 3 1/8" piece of patterned paper to decorate cover
- One 2" x2 1/2" of piece patterned paper to decorate flap
- Eight 2" x 3 1/4" pieces of patterned paper to decorate interior pages
- Four 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" coin envelopes
- Bag with Scallops Bigz XL die
- Stampin’ Up!™ Two Tags Bigz die
- 3/4" and 1 3/4"circle punches
- Magnetic disc closures (one set)
- Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive
- Stamps and ink
- Paper trimmer with scoring blade
- Dies, punches and other embellishments
Using the Bag with Scallops Bigz XL die, cut the outside of the bag from the 3” x 11” piece of cardstock.
With scoring blade centered exactly between the two lines that form the bottom of the bag, score the cardstock. This will become the spine of the scrapbook.
Fold the spine of the scrapbook so that the center score line is the peak of a mountain fold.
Score two additional lines on the scalloped flap, 1/8"and 1/4" towards the end the flap from the original score line.
Fold each of the score lines on the flap to form a soft hinge for the flap of the scrapbook.
Mat the 1 3/4"x 3 1/8" piece of patterned paper with the 2" x 3 3/8" piece of cardstock.
Adhere the layers to the cover of the scrapbook.
Punch a 1 3/4" circle from the 2 1/2" square of patterned paper.
Adhere this to the flap and fold gently around the hinge to the back of the scrapbook.
You may want to adhere the very back of this circle to the back of the scrapbook using Sticky Strip.
Use the Stampin’ Up! Two Tags die to cut one scalloped tag.
Score the tag at 1” from the rounded end.
Stamp the tag as desired, front and back.
Fold the tag on the score line.
Adhere the scored end of the tag inside the valley fold of the cover closest to the side with no scallop.
Open the scrapbook and lay it flat on the table.
Adhere the flap of one coin envelope to the inside of the cover opposite your tag.
Adhere the flap of another coin envelope on top of the folded tag, making sure the envelopes fold over each other without binding.
Repeat these instructions for the right side of the scrapbook with two more coin envelopes.
Adhere 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" pieces of cardstock over the left and right inside covers, so that it covers the gummed portion of the coin envelope flaps.
Stamp and decorate the 2" x 3 1/4"pieces of cardstock and mat them on the cardstock covering the flaps.
Adhere 2" x 3 1/4" pieces of patterned paper on the front and back of each coin envelope.
Using the 3/4" circle punch, slide the punch inside each of the coin envelopes and punch out a semicircle.
Decorate the pages of the scrapbook.
Use the Stampin’ Up! Two Tags die to cut four tags from different colors of cardstock. Cut 1" off the rounded end of each tag.
Alternately, cut four pieces of cardstock to 1 3/4" x 3 1/2". Round the corners of each strip on one end to make tag.
Slide one tag into the open end of each coin envelope. These tags can be used for additional photos or journaling.
Use Sticky Strip to adhere the open sides of the spine to each other.
Remove the adhesive from the magnetic discs, as it does not provide a strong enough bond to stick the discs to the paper.
Instead, place each disc on a piece of Sticky Strip or other strong adhesive, covering the entire back of the disc. Trim adhesive to fit the disc.
Adhere one disc to the inside of the flap.
Without removing the liner of the other disc’s adhesive, place it on the magnet already adhered to the flap so that it sticks magnetically to it. This will ensure that the polarity of the two discs lines up properly.
Remove the liner of this disc and fold the scrapbook flap over so that the scrapbook is closed.
Press gently closed and hold in place to allow adhesive to bond to the paper. Gently open the scrapbook when you are certain the adhesive has taken hold.
Embellish the cover and your teeny tiny scrapbook is done.