Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tutorial - How to make a journal from a book

I found the book to make this journal from my local thrift shop. The covers measure 5-3/4" wide by 8-1/2" high with a 2-1/4" thick spine.  You can use any size book, just adjust the number of signatures or pages as needed.

The paper stack I used for this project is titled "Storyteller" by Linda Wood and I purchased it from Michaels. I picked up a sketch book from a dollar store that contains 60 lb acid free paper and used that for my journaling pages, and also for coffee staining. My dollar store also stocks bamboo cord which is perfect for binding the pages.

You can see a process video for coffee staining paper by Lori (Just A Girl From The Bay) on YouTube at https://youtu.be/dJlg-OWUtrI.


Below are the supplies I used to make this journal.
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Hot glue gun, white glue, two-sided tape
  • Thrift shop book
  • Medium to heavy woven fabric for the spine (denim from an old pair of jeans should work too!)
  • Cardstock, scrapbook paper, white and coffee stained papers for journaling
  • Eyelets, hole punch
  • Seam binding for the closure
  • Doilies, clear sheet protectors
  • Ribbon ends, beads, safety pin, charms, chain for making and embellishing tabs
  • Large needle and twine to stitch pages
... and here are links to my two-part tutorial for making this journal:

Tutorial Part 1 - https://youtu.be/m89iIOgZWgw

Tutorial Part 2 - https://youtu.be/FhnsXKNtKNo

Process video for coffee staining paper by Lori (Just A Girl From The Bay) on YouTube at https://youtu.be/dJlg-OWUtrI.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Tutorial 3-Piece Special Event Set


* Scrapbook mini album *
* Guestbook *
* Greeting Card/Money Holder *

In this 3-project tutorial, I show you how to create a scrapbook mini album with fold-out waterfalls and pockets, a guestbook, and a greeting/card money holder.  Make your next special event extra special by coordinating these three pieces. Perfect for a wedding, anniversary, special birthday or any celebration in need of that special touch.

The scrapbook mini album is a fold out folio style album that measures 7-1/4"w by 9"h with a 1-3/4" thick spine and holds a total of 10 pages. There are 4 waterfalls so there's plenty of space for photos, and six pocket pages for storing more photos, tags and memorabilia.

The guestbook measures 9"w by 6"h and is bound together with ribbon. It can double as a journal or a mini album. 

The greeting card/money holder measures 11-1/4"w by 11-1/4"w and 11-1/4" high and is made to resemble an elaborate two-tier cake. There is a slot at the top to insert cards that drop down into the bottom of the box.

The tutorial is in PDF format and contains 54 pages of extremely detailed step-by-step instructions with over 200 photos that show how I created each project from start to finish

Everything is made from scratch: the construction of the album and guestbook (covers, binding and pages), as well as the two-tier greeting card/money holder box and lid. Measurements are included for each piece you will need to cut. I also show how I embellished each item in my coordinating set. 

In addition to the written tutorial, I'm including free links to my series of unlisted ONLINE VIDEOS where I'm actually creating each item and explaining as I go along. The videos follow the same order as the written instructions so it's easy to follow along.

Below is a video that shows the scrapbook mini album, the guestbook and the greeting card/money holder in this tutorial. 

(If you have difficulties running the video, you can view it on my YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/Qj2n7M48aos)

Photos of a few more projects made base on this tutorial:

To purchase: Please visit my Etsy shop to purchase the tutorial (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheScrappinRabbit). Don't have an Etsy account? No problem. Simply email me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com and I will send you a Paypal invoice and upon payment, will send you the tutorial by email within 24 hours.

Terms of use: By purchasing this tutorial, you can make the scrapbook mini album, the guestbook or the greeting card/money holder for personal or commercial use. If selling these items online, please credit me by including a link to my website: “Tutorial for making this album, guestbook or greeting card/money holder is available from www.scrappinrabbit.com”.

However the tutorial and videos are protected by copyright and may NOT be reproduced or redistributed for free or for profit. 

Classroom Licence - $29.99
If you would like to teach classes on how to make this 3-piece set, a “Classroom Licence” is available for $29.99. You can teach as many classes as you wish.  Note: Students each need to purchase a tutorial. Student tutorials can be purchased at a special price if ordered and paid for by the purchaser of the Classroom Licence. Contact me at scrappinrabbit@gmail.com if interested.


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Calendar Tags

These calendar tags are super easy to make so they are ideal for craft fairs and as small gifts.

You can download the PDF files to print and cut your own calendars for 2018. There are 2 PDF files to choose from (one with the names of the months, and one with the names of the months and including the year).

Months with year

Months only (no year)

Months with year

You can view the video where I make a calendar tag on my YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/dmGejYPsF90.