Friday, June 12, 2009

Depth Perception - Grandma's Brag Book

Well I decided to use this tutorial as my inspiration for the Depth Perception challenge over at Caardvarks.

I like making little mini books as gifts, and these little books are perfect for a few favorite photos for Grandma. Here is the first one:

I really liked this paper - it is from K&Company. It was double sided with coordinating colors / patterns.

I cut a piece 12x5.5. Then I scored at 4" and 8". For the top flap, I trimmed off about 3/4".

I made band for the center out of the striped pattern, and I adhered that all the way around.

For the inner folders, where the pictures will go, I cut the paper at 10.5x3.75, scored down the middle and embossed the outer flap.

Then I just adhered each folder so that they opened opposite of one another.

I used velcro circles so that the whole little package would stay closed.

This is the second little brag book I made:

I used the same layout for this book, just some different papers. Here are a few more pictures:

I am going to try to add 2 pictures to each of the little folders on the inside. I know the Grandma's will love these!


Heidi Van Laar said...

Fabulous little books! I love that sweet lollipop flower on the first one and the bright happy colors of the second made me smile!

Lucy, England said...

These are gorgeous - I especially love the pink one. What gorgeous colours you've chosen. Love them.

DeNetra Bates said...

o wow how fabulous ae these !!! wonderful idea and i love the way they fold are a great crafter....

Jane said...

gorgeous! I think I'm going to make this for my mom!! She could show off her grandkids in style!

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous gift idea ... love those colors.

MMG said...

My gram would love this! I love the colors and the details! So cute.

take a little piece of my art said...

What a great idea!!!

Pamela Smerker said...

great little books, they would make awesome gifts!