With my life being a crazy as it is, means my scrapbooking time is limited. When I do get the gap I like to be able to get a project on the go & finish it in the same day. Imagine how happy I was to find out Fancy Pants were bringing out Wave Searcher Brag Book Kits. Today I am going to share a super fast mini book I created of my fave summer photographs, using a Wave Searcher Brag Book Kit. The BONUS is that I was able to finish it in a couple of hours.
In the Brag Book Kit was everything I needed to create this mini book.
Let's get started. You will need the following...
Fancy Pants Designs supplies:
Wave Searcher: Brag Book Kit (including it's great sticker sheet & page of alphas)
Wave Searcher: Chipboard Pieces
x3 colored rubber bands
Regular scrapping tools
1.) Take a variety of the patterned & plain letter sized paper & fold them in half.
2.) Stick the long open sides together of each page as close to the edge as possible.
3.) Once completed, clamp all pages tightly together in a pile.
4.) Mark off a little notch 3/8" from the 'spine'. The notch can be approx. 1/4" wide & 3/16" high. Cut out with sharp craft knife through all pages, on the top of spine as well as the bottom. The little recess for the rubber bands to sit in.
5.) Score every page at 11/16" (which should be at the inner most side of the notch). This will allow the pages to fold back easier.
6.) Stretch your rubber bands around the width of the mini book & place in notches. The pages will be completely secure now.
7.) Prepare your cover 'card' (I used the Heat Wave card from the kit). I stitched it, matted it onto white cardstock & added stickers for a great front cover.
Your mini album is ready for filling.
For extra 'space' for journaling & photographs, I filled each page pocket with the extra cards that came in the kit. Stapling little sticker tabs to the edges of the cards makes it easier to slide the cards in & out of the pockets.
I urge you to try this mini. It literally took me a couple of hours to complete, the result was a mini book full of memories & a great feeling of accomplishment. :) If you do complete a version for yourselves, remember to post them on the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page for all of us to admire.
Have a creative day!