Since describing how to make a book like gets quite lengthy, I am highlighting just a few of the steps. To see detailed step-by-step directions for a similar book check out my Book that Never Ends Tutorial.
To make this book begin by using the Bracket Edged Staggered Mini Album as the foundation.
Pages 1 & 2
Pages 3 & 4
Page 4 features a trifold flap that also has a magnet hidden below the Bingo marker so it easily snaps back to a closed position.
Pages 5 & 6
Page 5 features a star trio magnetic clasp that holds three insert cards in place. Another insert on page 6 is held in place by a vintage bulldog clip.
To make the clasp, first paint your stars with red acrylic paint. When dry, stipple brush ivory paint onto the stars. After the paint has dried cover the stars with gloss gel medium. Then attach a micro magnet to the back side.
Cut two strips of black cardstock and a small strip of black Tyvek of the same width. Attach the two strips together with the Tyvek. This will be your hinge.
Pages 7 & 8
Page 7 has a magnetic mitten clasp that can hold your mementos in place. To make it, begin by painting the mitten from the Winter Shape Set red. When dry, add ivory paint to a star stamp and stamp onto the mitten. After it has dried, cover the entire mitten with gloss medium gel.
Adhere a micro magnet to the back side of the mitten. Trace the mitten onto black Tyvek and cut out, leaving extra Tyvek at the wrist. Glue the Tyvek over the back of the mitten.
Add patterned cardstock to both sides of all the squares and add a magnet below the patterned paper on one of the squares.
Glue the flaps to the base page so that each square folds inward atop each other. Make the square with the magnet be the top of the folded squares.
Pages 9 & 10
After adding your backaground paper, add vintage packaging to Page 9 and leave the remainder of the page open for photos or mementos.
After adhering your background paper, cut a 5" x 3.75" rectangle, 5" x 2.75" rectangle and 5" x 1.5" rectangle from a black cardstock. On each of these pieces, score three of the sides .25" in from the edge and fold in. Add decorative paper to the outside of each rectangle.
Place scoretape along these flaps.
Remove the liner from the smallest piece and place it atop the next biggest rectangle. Repeat with the next pocket. Make sure the open edges all face the same direction.
Place the entire assemblage onto Page 10, making sure the open pockets face the outside of the page. Make insert cards that fit each pocket and slide into place.
Pages 11 & 12
Cut patterned cardstock to fit each triangle and adhere to the black triangles. Place scoretape along the scored flaps.
Adhere patterened scrapbook paper to one of your chipboard pages. Fold the flaps on the largest triangle in and remove the scoretape liner. Place in the bottom corner of the page. Repeat with the second largest triangle, placing it over the first triangle as you align the bottom and side edges. Repeat with the smallest triangle.
To make inserts for these three pockets, cut black cardstock rectangles to fit each pocket and add patterned paper to each side of the cardstock.
The grand finale is on Page 12. It begins when you open a simple card.
Fold down yet another flap to discover even more places to put goodies. My Book that Never Ends Tutorial provides detailed instructions on how to make a complicated layout like this.
Finish your album with binder rings and decorative ribbon. That's it for today's project. I hope you consider making one of these books as they make truly heartfelt gifts. -Betsy
Great StuffBracket Edged Staggered Mini Album
Winter Shape Set
Banner Border Strips
Vintage Packaging Images by Paper Calliope (coming soon!)
Tim Holtz 12 x 12 Merriment Paper Stash
Vintage Bingo Card
Large black Tyvek envelope
Red and ivory acrylic paint
Gloss gel medium
Hot glue gun