Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mini Prayer Book with Tutorial

I wanted to share a mini prayer book album I created this week for Scrap-Mart.  This sweet little 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 little book is the perfect size for a personal keepsake.

The interior has coin envelopes/ pockets that hold tags.  You can write down thoughts, prayers and keepsakes.  

Here are several photos of the mini book so you can get a good feel for it.

  Each pocket is a bit different from a fancy cut top to musical stamping...each special

What to know how to make one of these for yourself?  Here is a brief tutorial tht will have you on the road in no time to creating your own prayer book.  Cut a 8 1/2  x 11 inch sheet of cardstock into four equal pieces ( 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 ) as shown above.  Each of the rectangles will create a pocket/ coin folder for your book.

Using your Scor-Pal score at 3 inches and 1 inch lengthwise.  Then score at 1/2 inch and 4 inches crosswise. Once you have them scored you can stamp your envelopes if you want.  Cut each corner square out of the envelope and corner round the two ends as shown in the pictures below.  

Once you have folded your envelope, cut and stamped you are ready to complete your folder.  Be sure to use strong glue tape like Scor-Pal's and adhere the folder together.  One some of my envelopes I left the top flap to be able to enclose notes and such and some I cut off the top fold to leave open and have the tags exposed.  

To create the mini book that holds envelopes cut the following sizes of cardboard. 

2 pieces - 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 
2 pieces - 3/4 x 2 1/2
1 piece - 3/4 x 2 1/2

Cut two pieces of patterned cardstock 2 1/2 x 12 inches.  This will cover your cardboard pieces  Glue down your cardboard pieces to your cardstock leaving a small gap inbetween each piece as shown below.   This will give extra room for folding your book. 

To finish off glue your interior designer cardstock down and fold into your book.  To adhere your coin folder/envelopes stack and glue each one to the one before and then glue with strong glue to your book so that when it opens it accordion folds out.  Decorate as desired.

Here is a listing of all the wonderful products used to make this project:
Spellbinders : Vintage Lace Accents
Spellbinders: Vintage Lace Motifs
Just Rite Stamp: Botanical Butterflies
JustRite Stamps: Shabby Music Background

Other Products Scor-Pal Adhensive, Scor Pal Scoring Board, Pion Papers, KaiserCraft Pearls, May Arts Ribbon, Seam Binding Ribbon, Cardboard, KaiserCraft text letters


beadz said...

What a beautiful prayer book - lovely design! And thanks for the tutorial.

Karen said...

Super lovely and wonderful tutorial Lori! It's stunning!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ohhhh, so beautiful and a tut too, thanks so much.

Margie H said...

What a stunning project! Great tutorial - so easy to follow :)

Olga said...

WOWZERS! /this is gorgeous!!! TFS

Ravengirl said...

Lori, this is totally darling! Love it!

Mrs Frizz said...

what a fabulous creation Lori and congrats on the DT gig with Scor-Pal.