Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Brag book tutorial

I found a great tutorial for these brag books or pull-out scrapbooks over at Splitcoaststampers.

It's the first time I try something like this and it's rather easy.
They make perfect gifts! Maybe for Fathers Day.

For the first part you'll need:

a piece of 4" X 10" cardstock.
a piece of 4" X 10" patterned paper
2 pieces of 4" x 4" cardboard
about 18" of ribbon

At Splitcoaststampers they used chipboard coasters. I didn't have that so I just used cardboard.Take whatever cardboard you have; from a cereal box or something like that.

You can round all the corners of the 4 different pieces if you like.

Take the ribbon and glue it centered to the cardstock.
Then, glue the two pieces of cardboard to the cardstock as shown in the picture.
Also, take double sided tape across the center of the book. This is for the spine.

Adhere the patterned paper on top of the cardboard pieces. Now you are done with the first part of the book; the cover.

Next part is to do the pull-outs. For this you will need;

  • two pieces of 3" x 12" cardstock or double sided patterned paper
  • two pieces of 18" ribbons

Fold the paper in half and then half again. You will have a fold at 3", 6" and 9".

Glue the ribbon,centered, to one end of the pull-out. Do the same with the other piece. Then adhere the pull-outs with the ribbons,to your book. Make sure that they both open outwards.

Now you are basically done with your little scrapbook.:)

The fun part is left - to decorate;the cover and the pull-outs. I do both the inside and the outside of the pull-out, but that's totally up to you.

Here is one that I did with the June kit from Kraft Girl Kits:

If you give this a try, please let me know how it goes;)

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KellyG said...

Awesome! Those turned out really cute and do not look that difficult. I might have to give that a try for Father's Day! I will let you know how it goes! Thanks for the info! I love your blog!

Nina said...

these are super cute Helen, love that top one's pp, they are beautiful!

Lovin' Life said...

Wow!! What fun, this would make a wonderful gift!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!! I'm always on here checking out your latest and greatest, figured it was time to actually say HEY and stop the creeping!!!! lol

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missnath said...

Love this tutorial that beautiful!

Ivy said...

Very very nice) Love it!

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