Sunday, December 18, 2011

On the EIGHTH Day of Christmas Projects...

...I made a FAST Beaded Matchbook Mini Album! This one is quick to make for a last minute (okay...maybe an hour two!) gift.



Here's how to make one for yourself:



Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card stock for each page of the album. Score and fold at 2 1/8" in from each side. Also, score at 3/4" up from the bottom edge. The two wings should fold in and but up to each other without overlap. Punch the top edge if desired.



Add a 4" x 4" patterned paper matte to both sides.






Add a journaling spot or embellishments to the pages.



Punch holes in the binding edge of all pages. Punch about 1" in from each edge.



Make a 4" x 6" tag for each page pocket. Add patterned paper to the tags if you wish.



For the wrapped cover, cut (2) 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", (2) 3/4" x 4 1/2" and a 1 3/4" x 4 1/2" chip board pieces. Attach these to patterned paper as shown, allowing a 1/2" overhang on all sides and a two-thickness-of-chipboard gap between chipboard pieces. (Seam paper at center of main spine)



Wrap overhang around edges and add lining paper to the inside. Punch holes to match pages in the 3/4" sections of the cover.



Thread a ribbon from the back and through the pages, adding the pages with Pony beads between pages for spacing.



Tie off the ribbon on the front cover.



Add embellishment to the spine to cover the seam in the cover paper. Add a title and embellishments to the cover if you wish.



Check out the Youtube video for more info!


Enjoy this album, it is fun to make!

Laura

44 comments:

  1. oh gosh, another neat one i need to try! thanks, laura!

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  2. Awesome-Thank-you
    Dee
    dedesu3

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  3. What an awesome idea Laura! I just love it!

    What paper did you use for the Christmas one?

    Hope you are better soon!

    Hugs, Heather aka momofcody

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  4. Where did you purchase the Doodlebug Paper Collection?

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  5. I love this album. I may not get to making one before christmas, but I am definitely making a stash for quick gifts for next year. thank you, Laura, for all of your wonderful ideas.

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  6. thank you so much Laura, for this project ! and have a wonderful Christmas time !
    greetings from France

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  7. Laura, you are just awesome! I am a new scrapbooker-to-be (have not even started any projects!) and you inspire me with every idea you have.

    I definitely would love to make this my first project.Seems like a good first project for me :)

    Thanks!
    Angeline (Malaysia)

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  8. Thanks!!!
    Wonderful project!!!
    kisses

    Márcia (Brasil)

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  9. Thanks for sharing, always enjoy your projects and your talent.

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  10. Great project, Laura! I have to start a stash for next year, too.
    Pam
    panutting at gmail dot com

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  11. Hi Laura, amazing great project... I'm gonna make one myself... thanks for the instructions. I've become your follower. Hope you love to visit my blog? I'm actually still new in this world of blogs...
    Have a merry Christmas and a happy Newyear.
    Love, Alette (from the Netherlands)

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  12. OH MY GOODNESS:) where in the world did you find that adorable paper collection pack by doodlebug??? It comes with everything! From the papers to the diecut &stickers! I'd love to know where you bought this lovely collection! btw i LOVE your videos! I'm new to the scrapbooking world but I love what you do! Thank you so much:)

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  13. I really like your book making ideas. They are always very clean, elegant, and with just the right amount of embellishments! I like all your techniques, they are easy to follow and the fresh ideas are fun to explore. I am working on making your medallion project. Wow, the possibilities!!!!! Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas to all!!!!

    Mamrnbsn at Comcast dot net

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  14. HI Laura, This is too cute! I'm definitely going to make some of this for various occasions. I really like the beaded binding. See you on Wed show. Ella aka cmella04

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  15. Thank you very much after video! I Go to do a new-year album on your example :-)))

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  16. Thank so much for this beautiful mini=album. It's great! Merci beaucoup!

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  17. Love this idea! Making one tomorrow!

    Wish I could post in here. Even when I sign into my account it tells me I am not allowed to view it. :(

    Debbie

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  18. Laura this idea is wonderful! I am planning on making this on Thursday for a gift for a friend who would love it. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

    Ilona

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  19. Wow! Another great idea. Thank you soooo much! You are a jewel.

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  20. Hi Laura, This has saved my Christmas, I still have two albums to make and its the 20th for goodness sake! Thank you for all the stuff you do all year and if I can I'd love to join in for the New Year show but don't know if family committments will allow. I wish you and your family a very merry christmas and a happy, healthy new year. x

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  21. Thank you so much! You are such an inspiration!!!
    Hugss!!

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  22. I love this. I just figured out what I'm going to make for my brother's girlfriend for Christmas!!

    thanks-
    Katina

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  23. Laura, I stayed up until 2am working on one of these, simple, cute, and adorable! Thank you so much!

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  24. What size did you cut the pattern paper that wraps around the chipboard? Thanks for sharing!
    Deb
    dsc105@live.com

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  25. As always, another amazing album. I made one for my grandparents with all my families holiday pictures from their Christmas cards. It was perfect!! Everyone loved it.
    You can check it out on my blog www.happilyeverpapercrafter.blogspot.com
    Thanks for you ever inspiring creativity!

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  26. thank you Laura for sharing this mini book.... so easy... so beautiful!!!! definitely I'll do it!!! as soon as I have it ready I'll come back to show you!
    ah, I start to follow you!
    best,

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  27. This is so cute!!!! Can't wait to try it! Just a little intimidated by the measurments:-)))

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  28. This is perfect! Quick to make, yet you always design things with such a clean, finished look. LOVE the binding on this one!!! Can't thank you enough for sharing your amazing talents so freely! Work has kept me from scrapping and following your work for some months and boy did I miss a lot!!!! I am having a great time catching up though :-)

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  29. Love it, Love it! Can't wait to get started on Christmas gifts!!

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  30. Really clever. Saw on Pinterest and has to come see more. Great job.

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  31. Your so cleaver pony bead page seperator. I love it

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  32. I love this and want to make one. Who makes that decorative edged punch?

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  33. Great idea!!
    I love this project!
    Wonderfull!!

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  34. Thank you, Laura, for all of your wonderful ideas.

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  35. Thank you! It's a great tutorial! hugs

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  36. thank you so much for this awesome tutorial Laura and i cant wait to start to make one i just lov the beads that u used for spacers ..

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  37. I love it! And you've explained things so well. This is one I will be making many of.

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  38. I love your mini album!!! Thank you! Your mini album was an idea for my first percfect mini album!

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  39. I love your mini album!!! Thank you! Your mini album was an idea for my first percfect mini album!

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  40. Your still the number one in my books Laura
    Always making something amazing
    Happy New Year to you and your family

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  41. Love this little book!! thanks so much for the tutorial

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