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Last year I decided to make a MAXI version of my Lean Mean Mini-Book with the Mystery Kit from UKScrappers Now We Are Ten Cybercrop.
Using just 2½ sheets of decent quality double-side paper and 3 sheets of cardstock, it's an eleven page, 5" square mini-book with room for 21 3"x4" photos! I blogged the pages of the book here and today I am sharing the instructions for the inner pages. It's a photo heavy post, but hopefully all will be clearer that way!
The Inner Pages
Trim 2" from one edge of two of the patterned papers and cut the remaining sheet into a 6"x12" rectangle (I used Fancy Pants About A Boy Peace, Vivid and Wild Child).
Score the two sheets of 10"x12" paper along the long centre line (5") and score three times across the width (½", 5½" and 10½"). These two sheets form the front and rear sections of the mini-book and are cut as mirror images of each other.
Remove a ½"x5" rectangle from one end of each sheet by cutting along the first width-ways score line to the central score line. Cut a semi-circle from the edge which is still intact to provide a pull-out space for a tag. Cut 5" along the middle width-ways score line on the opposite side to the semi-circle. Cut 1½" along the central score line to the third score line and fold back the corners as shown in the photo. Crease all score lines as shown in the photo.
This completes one set of pages for the mini-book (the back pages of mine): containing a plain page, a pocket page with semi-circular cut-out and a double page with facing pockets.
Repeat with the other scored & cut sheet (remembering that you are working on the mirror image) to form another set of pages: a double page with facing pockets, a pocket page with a semi-circular cut-out and a plain page.
Each of the six pockets have room for tags measuring 4"x4½".
The half sheet of patterned paper is used to join these sets of pages together.
Punch a decorative border along one short edge. Trim the sheet so that it measures 6"x9¾". Score along both long edges of the sheet (½"). Score three times across the short width (½", 5½" and 9").
Trim away excess paper as shown on the photo. Cut in ½" from the bottom edge along the "central" (valley!) score line. Score a diagonal line across from the top centre to a point 3" down the un-punched edge. Crease all score lines as shown in the photo.
Fold back the punched border and adhere the right hand section to the back of the plain page of the rear set of pages. NB: You will need a little extra adhesive on the flaps where the border folds back (see photo below)!
Adhere the left-hand section to the back of the plain page of the front set of pages.
The two central pockets have room for tags measuring 4"x4". The inner pages are now complete:
Phew! Well done for sticking with me this far! Tomorrow I'll share the instructions for the cover.
ETA - the cover post is here!
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