Wednesday, March 5, 2014

9 Mini Books made in less than 10 minutes!

Hello everyone! Thank you so
much for your sweet comments.
I have been so busy lately that I have
hardly had time to sit down. At least
it feels like that!
 
I do not think that anyone has came up with
this idea yet - so I wanted to show you how
to make some books real quickly - that is
if you need them in a hurry!!
In other words - Conny's books!
 
Yes - these are made in 10 minutes or less!
 
These books have scrapbook papers for their
skins. I have not embellished them, however you
can do that anyway that you like. These little books
work up very fast - so make lots of them to fill
your bookcase!!
 
WAIT TILL YOU SEE HOW EASY THESE
BOOKS ARE TO MAKE!!
Get your supplies ready. All you need is glue and
some paper or fabric. Also need some cutting
scissors!
 
 This is one of those paper pads that is stapled
at the top. Do you see those staples!
All of the paper has been used on mine. This
is when I make books.
 
Do you see these books!! They will have
blank white pages. Glue pictures on the
pages if you want to when you finish.
 
Tear or cut off the cardboard back and this is what
you are left with - BOOKS!
 
Take a ruler and mark off the sizes that you want.
Be wary of the staples. Try to work around them.
 
I did not worry about the staples. I cut for 10 books
and one tore up. No biggy - I am still left with 9
of them. Do not stress yourself with they way they
look. Straighten them up the best that you can.
Concern yourself with the pages.
The fronts and back will be covered. So some of
 the mess will never be seen. The book sizes are 0.5 inch
to 1 inch. Cut the sizes you prefer. Then clean
the pages up a little!
 
Do you see the spines!
 
Everyone has made books before - so this is where
you can do your own thing. Cover the little books
anyway you want to.
 Take a small piece of scrapbook paper or anything
that you want to use and cut the correct width. But
do cut it longer.
 
Butter it up - baby!!
 
Press the paper down firmly on the outside.
 
Be sure to fold the left over paper to the inside of
the front and the back of the book.
Then press one of the pages down
on top of the flap. This gives a more professional
look.
 
Then trim off anything that sticks out. Clean up
the little book again if need be.
 
This book was covered in scrapbook paper that
looked like a real book. I will not worry about
the way the pages look here. I want them to look
ragged - so it looks well used. Maybe I will apply
some gold paint to the page ends.
 
A couple of your books could have a staple in them.
No biggy! Some of these little books will not
even be opened. If you do not want these staples
just make sure that the book is well adhered to the
spine before taking the staple out.
I hope you enjoy the way that I make mini books!
Thank you for visiting me!
Mini smiles and hugs sent your way!
Conny


13 comments:

  1. Thanks for showing, I'm making some magazine, now I'm inspired. I think it's a little difficult to make these magazines and books. Now I will try again.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Bye, Faby

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  3. thanks for the tutorial, I will give this a try :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  4. Te han quedado geniales!!
    Besos.

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  5. Wonderful idea thank you for sharing. Your books look great.
    Hugs Maria

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  6. cool! I did something similar with a small yellow pages book so I have a lot of yellow pages to give away just like they were! I will have to try this too great idea!!!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing, it's a great idea!!

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  8. This is a great idea. Can't wait to try it.

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  9. Un' ottima idea e grazie per il tutorial!
    Un caro saluto.Manu

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  10. Slim om zo boekjes te maken

    groetjes willy

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  11. Thanks for sharing, I have to keep my eyes open for notepads like that =)
    Hannah

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  12. Hi Conny,
    I found your blog through Maria (Pretty Things Ireland). What a great idea for books. I will have to try it sometime. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to following your blog.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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