Friday, 1 October 2010

Lean Mean Mini Books - the instructions

A couple of people have asked me for the instructions to my mini-book, made from one sheet of card and one sheet of double-sided patterned paper ... my pleasure to oblige:
The instructions can be viewed, printed or downloaded from here.


There's a slide show with some internal pages visible here.

Do please leave me a comment with a link if you have a go at it - I'm amazed at how different the book looks with different papers, photos and embellishments.

12 comments:

Luluuk said...

Thanks for sharing the instructions - my original copy from the exhall crop are getting a bit dogeared - I've used them so much! You may recall that on the day I made a blue version and used photo's of my toddler in the snow. Everyone who sees it admires it! I then made one of the photo's of Zak's 2nd birthday in July - and I made 6 for end of year teachers presents - only one of my 3 sons are at school, but I couldn't miss out the TA's etc - oh and the headteacher left, so she got one too. So thanks ever so much, ive got loads of ideas for future ones too.
Louise x

lanniesmum said...

Thank you so much for this super idea-I came through a link from Dolly.

Lynda said...

Thanks for these instructions I love making mini books :)

G S P Crafts said...

Just had to have a go, it's such a cute book, So easy. Thanks for the great tutorial. Have added a link from my blog.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Thank you - such a brilliant idea.....might get around to making some as christmas pressies

Dianne said...

Thank you again for sharing your craftiness. Am very excited about this little book.

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing this it made for a wonderful brag book for my mum full of photos of her kitten

fatmonica said...

What lovely books and such a good idea.I might even be tempted to give it a go!

Karen said...

Hi Jemma - I found these instructions from your blog way back in September -made a book and then never posted it to my blog!!!! Well I came across the instructions again today and decided to post my finished project to my blog and now I am leaving the link for you!! http://leaveapapertrail.blogspot.com/2010/12/life-is-good.html
I love the book - it turned out so well and if I had remembered these a couple weeks ago I would have made one or two for some friends for Christmas! Oh well - I think it will work well for birthdays too!!!!

Lou said...

Thanks for the link to the instructions- I printed out a PDF version ages ago and had it lurking in my crop bag for a time when I needed inspiration. My minibook is here http://theteacherspett.blogspot.com/2011/07/lean-mean-mini-book.html

Thanks again for leaving a comment on my blog.

Sandie said...

I'm just visiting some of your older posts Jemma and love this book with the instructions. Thank you for sharing. I'll certainly have a go at this sometime soon as I love mini books. It's amazing that over 300 page views have resulted in such a low response. It is always nice to receive comments, but even more so when you have gone to so much effort. I'll certainly leave a link if I make mine and post on my blog.

Nikki D said...

just found this - hope to have a try (eventually)