Monday, November 14, 2011

Great Idea thanks to a scrappin' friend!

Well my weekend scrap is over and it went super fast as usual. I am making a shower 12 x 12 scrapbook for my son and his new wife for a Christmas gift. I had so many photos and I hated not to use them all. Especially of her opening all her gifts and the tables of all the guests that attended. It would make the book way too thick if I did layouts of all of those photos. My friend that I go to the scrapbooking weekends with gave me the idea of making a book within the book! You make a cover bigger than the 4 x 6 pictures that you are putting in the mini book. I made my covers 5 x 7. I made my "present" cover using DS because you can stretch the image to the size that you need. I am sure anyone could do that in The CricutCraft Room that is now available to everyone at You glue the back of the back cover to the page using glue dots for extra strength. Place the entire page into the page protector then using an exacto knife carefully make a slice through the page protector between the hinges and score line where the pages will be bent. ( score the pages approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the left side of the mini book, hinge side.) Carefully place your hand within the page protector and bend back the pages in the mini book and slide them outside of the page protector through the slit that you had cut so that the book lays on top of the protector. This way many more pictures can be viewed on this one 12 x 12 page!


  1. What a great guest book, Nancy! I absolutely love the little mini inside!!!

  2. what a brilliant idea for all those extra photos! Beautifully done Nancy!!

  3. Great ideas Nancy! Love the book in a book. Your daughter-in-law will treasure it always.