Make an Autumn Pocket Book with the Slimline Punch Board

Handmade By: Amber Mitchell

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

We R Memory Keepers – Punch Board – Slimline Envelope Maker | 60000164
Paper Pad – AC – JH – Live and Let Grow – 12 x 12 – Gold Foil – 48 Sheets | 34003816
Embellishment – AC – JH – Live and Let Grow – Phrase Ephemera – Gold Foil (40 Piece) | 34003822
Embellishment – AC – JH – Live and Let Grow – Icon Ephemera – Gold Foil (40 Piece) | 34003823
Stickers – AC – JH – Live and Let Grow – 6 x 12 – Gold Foil (61 Piece) | 34003819
Stickers – AC – JH – Live and Let Grow – Layered Floral Stickers – Gold Foil (6 Piece) | 34003828
Stickers – AC – JH – Live and Let Grow – Sticker Book – Gold Foil (201 Piece) | 34003825

DIRECTIONS:

Hi friends! Fall is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited, seeing as how it’s my favorite time of year. To kick off the season, I’ve created a pocket style mini book using the We R Memory Keeper’s Slimline Punch Board. This project comes together in just a few hours, so let’s go ahead and dive into how to put it together!

To create the base of this mini book I used medium weight chipboard. The cover pieces measured 4.25 x 6 5/8 inches. The spine piece measured 2 x 6 5/8 inches. I wrapped and lined these pieces using patterned paper from the 12 x 12 Paper Pad from the Live & Let Grow collection from American Crafts. I then lined the inside with another sheet of patterned paper.

For the pages of this book, I decided to use envelopes. This is a great trick for documenting multiple events or occasions throughout a season; just designate one envelope per occasion! To create the envelopes, I used the Slimline Punch Board. I opted to use the smallest size envelope available with this tool. I made five envelopes for my book.

To bind the envelopes (or pages) to the base, I used binder rings. I used the We R Memory Keeper’s Crop-A-Dile to add punched holes and eyelets to the spine. I then added 1.25 inch binder rings through these holes and bound the envelopes to them.

Finally, the last step, was embellishing! I used a sheet of the same patterned paper that lined the inside of my book on the front cover. This ties the project, as a whole, together. I then added some paper flowers and leaves to the cover. I finished it off with a large title, “Autumn”, on the spine using Thickers.

I decorated the envelopes using bits and pieces from the Live & Let Grow collection and added a mix of tassels and charms to the spine for a bit of extra flair.

SKILL LEVEL: (select one of the following)

Beginner

CRAFTING TIME: (select one of the following)

1-2 Hours

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