Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1 x A4 page Mini Book

Good morning Bloglanders

I hope you are having a Wacky Wednesday!!  As promised, I'm here to share my mini book made out of 1 sheet of paper. Want to see?
And some more eye candy:

For my non Afrikaans speaking Bloganders - SOMER = SUMMER. Remember down  under in Sunny SA we have half the summer at the beginning of the year and the rest at the end.  That's why it's called Sunny SA - 2 summers in 1 year!!

Want to know what I did?

1. Print and trim the edges off your printable. Mine is 5 and 3/4 x 11 and 1/4 inches. Funny size but I work in cm. (If you want to do your own: The width must be double the length you want your book to be and the length X4 the with of the finished book.)
Add your titles and / journaling. (I pre printed mine)
2. Fold in half long side. Unfold.
3. Fold in half short side. Unfold.
4. Turn over and fold edges towards middle fold. Shot side.
5&6. Add pictures, journaling, embellishments, etc. I did some sewing and added cut outs and staples.
7. This is the only tricky part. Fold in half again and cut to the middle on the closed side.
8. Open up the cut and fold pages onto one another.
9. If you fold it like a star and then flatten it out with the front page on top.

I have glued some of the pages on the inside but where the book made pockets on top and the side, I just inserted some more tags for journaling. You can see them peeking out in my main pics.

Done in less than 15 minutes.  I did another one with everything printed in advance - pictures, journaling and embellishments. It doesn't look as good as this dimensional one but it folds flatter and would fit perfectly into my PL album.  If I get it into my album over the weekend, I'll take pics and share.

For those of you who want to try, I'll try to share my PDF. Please bear with me as this is my first attempt of sharing.  This is what it looks like and just click here for the download link.

This would be perfect to do for party favors or as a DIY activity during a child / teen / stork / kitchen tea party. You can even make it into a mini recipe book. Or a Christmas card for the grandparents.  I'm using this one for my Princess's kitchen tea!

I did all my cut-outs with my Silhouette and while at it, I did some titles for my PL pages. Remember that is why I bought HETTE - to add titles directly to my pictures and save time and money.  I'm rather proud of this one - welding at it's best:

Don't you just love the little heart that I've added?? If you want to try "welding" - just click here - an easy tutorial over at the Silhouette blog.

That's it from me. I have office work to do today but I'll be back to show my finished "snow in Sunny SA" page tomorrow. Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog.


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