Father's Day Tiny Book

>> Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Every year for Father's Day my kids make cards for their Dad. This year, I was really inspired by Julie Collings to make a tiny book to add to his stack of cards.

This is one of those super simple projects that makes you smile. The finished product is so sweet. I know he will love to open the pages in this book and look through it.

These sweet little books have 6 pages inside and are really quick and fun to embellish. I'll show you how I made mine, which is a bit different than how Julie made hers.

I just happen to be terrible at following directions and tend to end up doing the same thing a different way. However you choose to do it, it's worth taking the few minutes because they are super addicting.

1. Take a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper, fold it up and crease. Your crease will be at the bottom.

2. Fold the paper in half to the left, so your crease is on the right.

3. Fold the paper in half bringing it up, so the crease is at the bottom.

4. Fold the paper in half one more time to the right, so your crease is on the left.

5. All the creases are in place. Now it's time to cut it. Unfold the paper back to step 2. The crease should be on the right. Use scissors to cut along the middle crease stopping at the center crease.

6. Unfold the paper so it's standing up and the hole is at the top.

7. Now pinch it together like a star and fold it into a book with a cover, six inside pages and a back cover.

8. The crease should be on the left. Write on each page what it should be; cover, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, back cover. Now unfold it so it looks like step 1.

9. It's time to embellish at will. Be sure to keep in mind the orientation of each page when embellishing.

10. When the book is embellished go through steps 6 & 7 and fold it back into the tiny book shape. Tie a string or ribbon around it to hold it together.

That's it. It's really quick and easy to make these and they are super cute to look through!

7 comments:

pamala June 1, 2010 at 6:37 PM  

Very cute! ty for the fab directions!

Julia June 2, 2010 at 5:25 AM  

I've seen these before but never SOOOO darling! Love it Lori! Must try!

Jenni June 2, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

i LOVE this!!! Adorable!

Mr Lonely June 2, 2010 at 8:20 AM  
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iris June 2, 2010 at 10:11 AM  

Love your project and tutorial Lori!

Cindy June 2, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

oh this is SO COOL!!! love it Lori!!

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