So many people enjoy scrapbooking these days. So often when the holidays come around we put away the hobbies and crafts we enjoy to make room for the holiday decor. Scrapbooking doesn’t have to be put away when the tree comes out. This article is designed to join the festivities with your creative outlet.
For ornaments we will be making mini scrapbooks of each family member and friend who will be joining us for the holiday. This makes a treasured memory to keep or a keepsake you can give each guest. You can make a tradition out of it. Each year include special events that occurred in each person’s life.
- Card stock
- Spray adhesive
- Embroidery Floss
- Glue Gun
- Optional-sewing machine
Cut two card stock sheets in half so you have four sheets measuring 5″ x 8″. Trim one sheet down to 4 1/2″ x 7 1/2″. Cut a piece of fabric measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Spray adhesive to one side of the fabric. Line up one piece of the 5″ x 8″ card stock so it will be centered on the fabric. Press. Fold the edges over, trimming the excess off as you hit the corners. Spray adhesive on the smallest piece of card stock. Lay this over the side of card stock that has the selvege edges. Press. This is the cover for your scrapbook. Now take the other two pieces of cardstock. Center them on the piece of cardstock you just placed. Sew up the center with either a needle and thread or sewing machine. If you want to do this project faster, just sew one of the pieces of cardstock into the center. Trim the pages of your book so they are shorter in width than your cover. You should only need to remove about an eighth of an inch.
Now create the mini scrapbooks the same as you would for a large scrapbook. You will need to use everything in miniature but the principle is the same. Use photos, embellishments, stampers and anything you have. This is a way to use up all of those scraps of trim.
Cut a piece of ribbon eighteen inches in length. Hot glue the ribbon so that 3″ are glued to the outside book binding with the remainder of the ribbon sticking out the top of the book. Fold the ribbon over so you have about a five inch loop and the remaining end covers the binding from top to bottom. Glue into place.