The Secret Diary of a Well-Travelled Lady
UKScrappers are having a cybercrop and I was asked to do a tutorial so surprise, surprise, I chose to make a minibook.... and I had a couple of those matchboxes sitting there so made this. Now don't laugh, but I actually shipped those matchboxes from Canada to Scotland and if you had seen the look on the face of the guy that was packing the scraproom when he pointed out that I wouldn't be allowed to pack matches... when I promptly emptied the contents into the bin and told him I only wanted the actual matchboxes anyway!!
Inside one of the matchboxes is a smaller mini and the instructions for making it are:
You will need:
2 chipboard covers 4" x 2 1/4"
8 pages 3 3/4" x 4 1/4" of single sided patterned paper
Offcuts for the tags
Ribbon, buttons, flowers etc for decorating.
Cover the fronts and backs of your chipboard covers. Sand the edges and then ink them.
Fold the cut pages in half and put double sided tape at the top and bottom on each back.
The centres need to free of tape so that you can put tags into the pockets that are formed when you attach the pages to each other.
Attach each of the pages to the next one so that you end up with double thickness pages except for the first and the last... these will be attached to the inside of the front cover and back cover.
Make small tags and decorate them.
I used my circle punch and cut little semi circles on the pages to make inserting the tags easier.
Decorate your pages and front cover with ribbons etc.
Insert your little mini into the matchbox of your larger version.