I've been working on keeping busy here. Homeschooling has had it's challenges and keeping our family doing some form of normal has been crazy....There's never a dull moment but we are doing our best. I find when I can being creative helps to keep my mind from wondering into all those "what if" thoughts! I am sure many of you can relate!
Working on 3-D types of projects has always been a little bit of a challenge, finding the time and patience and sometimes supplies can hinder the projects. But now I seem to have nothing but time! And using what I have on hand has been great!
Today I am going to share with you a really pretty, super easy photo brag book. I design this with my teenage daughter in-mind. She has several friends turning 16 this year, and having to be away from each other has been tough, but I thought she could put together a little memory book for them!
So let's get started. This project used very little paper supplies.
You could make this with one-sheet of designer paper, but I chose to use Whisper White as the background to add a little stability. I also used a retired Stampin Up paper set called Petal Garden DSP and the Petal Garden Memories and More Cards, coordinating ribbon in Fresh Fig. And I have to say, I did not stamp anything when I made the project!!
And here's what you need:
With your scoring tool and the 11 3/4" edge of the paper at the top
Score at 3 3/4", 4", 7 3/4" and 8"
Turn once to the 12" side and score at 5" and 10"
Fold on all the score lines.
The top of the brag book, is the small section, then there's the middle and the bottom
The score lines are close together and create little rectangles,
Remove the rectangles from the top section to the score line that begins the middle
Do the same from the bottom, cut out the rectangles from the bottom up to the bottom score line of the middle section.
I hope this makes sense, I have included a template so you see what I mean. Please note, my hand drawing is not to scale at all, it's just meant to give a visual of what needs to be cut.
Now, we come to the fun part, the decorating! The big sections of the brag book measure approx. 3 3/4"x5". There are 12 sections; 6 on the inside and 6 on the outside (3 that fold in).
I started with the front cover, first attach approx 10" piece of ribbon. Then lay the DSP on top, this is the front tie for the book. I used DSP cut at 3 3/4"x5 and trimmed a memories more card to about 3 5/8'x 4 7/8" and I also trimmed a smaller memories more card down so that just the wording was framed out.
So for the front, you need:
for the sections that appear on the backside, just like the front, cover the white cardstock edge to edge so you will need;
The backside again, I left simple. Added the DSP and a small card to add a space to write or add a photo, etc
And just like that the brag book is finished. I'd say overall this took just a bit over an hour. That was probably spent decided what supplies I was going to use. But in the end this is one of those projects I am sure I will be making over and over because it's just so easy and makes a WOW projects when we are done!
I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today!
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