... and today I am sharing my project ...
It's based on my original Lean Mean Maxi-Book, but with an added half-sheet of patterned paper to extend it and allow for 25 photos or snippets of journalling.
A standard Lean Mean MAXI-book needs 2½ sheets of good quality patterned paper for the inner pages (instructions here) and one sheet of cardstock for the cover (instructions here). My extended version needs 2½ sheets of patterned paper plus an extra ½ sheet (mine was the same pattern as one of the full sheets I'd used for the last half of the book which allowed me to make a double page spread for Christmas Day):
Simply make up the cover and inside pages - but don't stick them together yet!. Measure the depth of the spine of the inner pages - mine was 3/16". Cut a 5"x12" strip from the extra ½ sheet of patterned paper. Score the strip 5" away from the right hand edge of the strip and make a second score line, to the left of this, that is the smae as the depth of your inner pages spine. Trim the strip 5" beyond this second score line. Punch a semi-circle half-way along the top edge of the left-hand 5" section. Adhere the other three sides of the left hand 5" section to the front of your inner pages to make a pocket for a tag. The right-hand 5" section of the extra strip of paper is now stuck down onto the centre section of the cover, over the ribbon tie (see the cover instructions). Finish off the cover construction, decorate and you are ready to Document December!
All of the inner pages are shown on the CKCB today.
In fact there's inspiration every day of December on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog; please join us and share your creations on our Mr Linky page.