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Friday, 11 April 2014

Mini book inspiration

Well hello again. It's Horace here to show you a mini book made using a Youtube tutorial. Do you watch Docrafts TV? There's a fabulous tutorial
for a mini book using their new paper collection. I didn't have this collection but the bears do have the Papermania Sew Lovely collection, which has two of each design in a pack so I decided to get busy and follow the instructions. 

I didn't have the same papers that Lou Collins used, but I did find this Sew Lovely Papermania collection in our patterned paper pile. Perfect for this project. I picked out two matching papers for the outside of the book, and two for the inside.

I had to borrow Wilbear's tape measure as my ruler doesn't measure inches! 
I found my own, inimitable way to smooth down the papers once I'd secured the ribbon within them!
Folding the book is, according to Lou Collins, much like making a giant paper airplane. I didn't test mine for airworthiness!

All the folds result in some lovely pockets for the book, which I stuffed with journalling cards. 

I also added a journal card to the front, and will personalise this to send for a friend's birthday.
This is probably the easiest mini book I've made. Why don't you click the link above and make your own?


  1. This is really pretty Horace. Thanks for sharing
    Lynda B sparks of Art

  2. Oh WoWza Horace ... that is beautiful. Well done ! I am going to have a looksee at that TuT. Thank you for showing us :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxx

  3. That's lovely Horace. I might make one if my own!

  4. Hi Bears - haven't heard from you in a few weeks - just thinking about you & hoping you & your human are all okay ? Ali xx


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