Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stand Up Mini Book

Here is a little 6X6 mini book I made two years ago for my friend Margaret. It commemorates the first time our families went to a special Halloween event, held at a museum and historical village in our area, together. What I like about it, is that you only need four sheets of cardstock to assemble it. It has a front and back pocket for sticking in journaling tags or memorabilia. The best part is that when it's open it stands up and you can use the little clip you see on the left side of the book to hold it together. Then you get a 360 degree view of the book.
I embellished mine simply so that the pictures of our little girls all dressed up in their Halloween costumes would be the focus of the book. I included their names, what they were dressed up as, and their ages in the photos.
If you are interested in making a similar book, here is a link to the directions at Memory Makers Magazine. Designed by Sandi Genovese, I got my directions from either her DIY show or HGTV - can't remember which, and have them saved on my computer as a PDF file. I can't find that version online anywhere anymore but think that the PDF version gives a clearer description with better photos. I don't know how to attach PDF files to blog posts and besides, I'm hesitant to upload someone else's copyrighted material to a download service, but if you have questions you can email me and I'll do my best to answer them.
Update: 10/15/10: Sandi's new online program, The Scrapbook Showgram with Sandi Genovese just featured this project! It's a great way to learn how to make it because it's a video:) You should subscribe to her email alerts, so you don't miss any episodes, while you're there. I do!

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13 Friends Said:

Susana said...

Katie, this is awesome!!!!

LOVE IT!!

You've gotta let me know what you think of my halloween blog:-)?!

Tanielle said...

How stinkin' cute is that!?! I love it!!! You are just too dang talented! Have a wonderful Sunday!

~Bobbi~ said...

You are SO talented!!!

Rhonda said...

That is just to cute!!!

Farmer*swife said...

That's cute! It'd be a great party craft for kids too!

Orange Juice said...

I love this!!! So cute!

*Noelle* said...

eeek! i love it:) these creative little albums are so cool, but i am always afraid to make them, cause i don't measure things well (math, ugh!) and they never come out the right way for me:(

with all the hustle and bustle of the shower this weekend, i totally forgot to post a SS post!! oops!!

Laura said...

Too cute!! :) I am thinking about doing a Halloween album for Cam.

Lisa Anne said...

That is so cute. You should make another one and join our craft swap!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I've never seen a stand up book like this before... it's so awesome! What a great idea, and the photos and scrapbooking touches you gave it are amazing!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Katie, this is absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing this. I really need to try to get back in tune with my creative side, especially when there are so many how-to's available online!

I have an award waiting for you at http://flyinggigglesandlollipops.blogspot.com/2009/10/one-lovely-blog-award.html I know how busy us Mamas get, so please do not feel pressured, I just want to let you know you have a lovely blog!

Vickie said...

That is soooo adorable!! I like the pocket idea.

Cassie said...

I love that it is a decoration too!!!
How clever!!!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Issues!!!
=)

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