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


  1. Step 1

    Using the Bag with Scallops Bigz XL die, cut the outside of the bag from the 3” x 11” piece of cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    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.

  3. Step 3

    Fold the spine of the scrapbook so that the center score line is the peak of a mountain fold.

  4. Step 4

    Score two additional lines on the scalloped flap, 1/8"and 1/4" towards the end the flap from the original score line.

  5. Fold each of the score lines on the flap to form a soft hinge for the flap of the scrapbook.

  6. Step 5

    Mat the 1 3/4"x 3 1/8" piece of patterned paper with the 2" x 3 3/8" piece of cardstock.

  7. Adhere the layers to the cover of the scrapbook.

  8. Step 6

    Punch a 1 3/4" circle from the 2 1/2" square of patterned paper.

  9. 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.

  10. Step 7

    Use the Stampin’ Up! Two Tags die to cut one scalloped tag.

  11. Step 8

    Score the tag at 1” from the rounded end.

  12. Step 9

    Stamp the tag as desired, front and back.

  13. Fold the tag on the score line.

  14. Step 10

    Adhere the scored end of the tag inside the valley fold of the cover closest to the side with no scallop.

  15. Step 11

    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.

  16. Step 12

    Adhere the flap of another coin envelope on top of the folded tag, making sure the envelopes fold over each other without binding.

  17. Repeat these instructions for the right side of the scrapbook with two more coin envelopes.

  18. Step 13

    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.

  19. Step 14

    Stamp and decorate the 2" x 3 1/4"pieces of cardstock and mat them on the cardstock covering the flaps.

  20. Step 15

    Adhere 2" x 3 1/4" pieces of patterned paper on the front and back of each coin envelope.

  21. Step 16

    Using the 3/4" circle punch, slide the punch inside each of the coin envelopes and punch out a semicircle.

  22. Step 17

    Decorate the pages of the scrapbook.

  23. Step 18

    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.

  24. 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.

  25. Step 19

    Slide one tag into the open end of each coin envelope. These tags can be used for additional photos or journaling.

  26. Step 20

    Use Sticky Strip to adhere the open sides of the spine to each other.

  27. Step 21

    Remove the adhesive from the magnetic discs, as it does not provide a strong enough bond to stick the discs to the paper.

  28. 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.

  29. Step 22

    Adhere one disc to the inside of the flap.

  30. Step 23

    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.

  31. Step 24

    Remove the liner of this disc and fold the scrapbook flap over so that the scrapbook is closed.

  32. 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.

  33. Step 25

    Embellish the cover and your teeny tiny scrapbook is done.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Teeny Tiny Scrapbook. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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i love you tutorial..wanna make the same soon
ilovecrafting  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 4:40 AM
What a shame, I don't have that die and i can't use it in my cuttlebug anyway...
Nessie  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 5:30 AM
Hello....For those of us who don't have this particular die, could you give the outside dimensions of the piece in Step 1 and the ruler measurements for Step 2, please? This way everyone can make this project. The rest can be determined from the pictures shown.

Patti  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 5:30 AM
WOW! This is so intricate and amazing. Great job JanTink!
muffincards  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 6:10 AM

2 3/8" x 10 3/4" for the scrapbook cover.

Score at:

3 3/4"
4 1/2"
5 1/4"
9 1/8"

Yes, you can do it without the die...but it won't be as cute! Just sayin'! wink
JanTink  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 6:28 AM
I love this!!! I'm gonna have to make one...or two.
Gail  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 6:36 AM
Jan, I <3 you. You make the cutest darn things! I think I'm going to make a bunch of these and give them to my club members! Thanks for another adorable idea!
Wendy  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 6:38 AM
Hi Jan!! Such a fabulous little ditty for a Mother's day gift! Thank you for sharing! Hugs to you!! Vickie
vmaduzia * vickie maduzia  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 7:18 AM
Yippee! JanTink!!!!!!!
Karen  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 7:23 AM
Love it! Can't wait to make one and show it off!...and I'm not a big scrapper!
Cathie  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 7:26 AM
This is just the cutest little book ever.
I love it, and can't wait to try it!
Your demontrastion video was perfect!
Kristine  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 7:51 AM
Great, Great tutorial!!!
Rose  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 9:28 AM
Jan, you're a genius! Thanks for sharing!!

Soozie4Him  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 11:23 AM
Jan, where do you get the coin envelopes??
Soozie4Him  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 11:27 AM
You could use the measuremenent given and add a bit more then use a border punch or even a spellbinder circle or oval to get the decorative edge.
Cheryl Randall  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 11:27 AM
I bought my coin envelopes at Office Depot.
JanTink  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 11:33 AM
I'm going to make this with the scalloped circle nestie.
ScrampShopper  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 1:44 PM
Love this teeny tiny scrapbook, and yes, we love you Jan Tink! Thanks for sharing, Lela aka Serenity
Lela  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 1:55 PM
Fabulous tutorial, Jan! Can't wait to give this a try!
Jane M.  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 3:34 PM
I absolutely love this!!!!!!!!! so cute........ IŽll make one soon.
Magda  |  Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 4:17 PM

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