Monday, July 29, 2013


Love You Much Mini Brag Book Tutorial

This sweet little brag book was the 3D project at one of my recent Make and Take classes. I really wanted to have a 3D item that could be put to use right away. So this is what I came up with! I love the bright fun colors and using a stamp in a slightly different way than you would normally think to use it. This is a fun and easy little brag book to make. It’s sized to perfectly hold wallet sized photos! All you have to do is glue in your photos or add some journaling and you're all set with a lovely gift or just a pretty brag book that will fit easily into your purse! 

  • Stamps: Best of Love, Oh Hello, Sweetly Framed
  • DSP: Coastal Cabana
  • Card Stock: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
  • Ink: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana
  • Accessories: Sticky Strip, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch

Cut a piece of Strawberry Slush card stock 4” x 6-1/4”. With the 6-1/4” side against the top of your Simply Scored, score at 3” and 3-1/4”. Fold on both score lines.

Cut one piece Coastal Cabana polka dot DSP 2-5/8” x 3-5/8”. Cut one piece Whisper White card stock 2-3/4” x 3-3/4”. Adhere the DSP onto the Whisper White card stock. Adhere this layer onto the front of your Strawberry Slush book.

Cut two pieces of Pistachio Pudding card stock 3-3/4” x 11”. With the 11” side against the top of your Simply Scored, score at 2-3/4”, 5-1/2”, 8-1/4”. Fold on the score lines like an accordion. Repeat on the other piece of Pistachio Pudding card stock.

Adhere one side of the accordion inside the Strawberry Slush book.

For the belly band cut one piece of Pistachio Pudding card stock 1” x 7-1/4”. With the 7-1/4” side against the top of your Simply Scored, score at 2”, 2-3/8”, 5-3/8”, and 5-3/4”. Fold on all the score lines.

Add a piece of Sticky Strip against the 1” edge of the strip at one end.

Remove the Sticky Strip liner. Place the belly band around your closed brag book and adhere the Sticky Strip onto the other end of the Pistachio Pudding belly band. This will make sure that you get the band the correct size. Make sure that the ends overlap on the front of the brag book. 

Stamp the chevron oval from Oh Hello onto a scrap of Strawberry Slush card stock in Strawberry Slush ink. Use the Decorative Label punch to punch out a chevron label. Stamp the greeting frame from Sweetly Framed onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Coastal Cabana ink.  Stamp the greeting from Best of Love in the center of the frame with Strawberry Slush ink. Punch out the label with the Decorative Label punch.

Adhere the greeting label on top of the stamped chevron label.

Adhere the layered labels onto just the belly band with a couple Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now just add pictures or journaling to the inside pages and you have a sweet little brag book to keep  with you or give as a gift!