Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday!! How to make a Brag book QUICK!

As part of the Creative Cutter Room design team I would like to share these quick tips with you!

I had many questions on how I made my travel brag book and how I made it in just a few hours. Here are some quick tips on what helps me work quickly and a how to video!

Tip # 1
Have all your supplies ready to go!
Pull out your base for your project in this case large envelopes and card stock
Pre-measure the page sizes and jot them down.
Pick through all your scrap paper select your pages and cut them to the correct size
Pull out all the embellishments and fun things you have been hoarding
Use up all the scrap ribbon, scrap strips and all those buttons!
Pull out all the tools you "had" to have like the crop a dile and cuttlebug and use them!

Basic instructions:
3 - 9x12 envelopes
3 - 8 1/2 X 11 sheets of cardstock
fold all of the above in half
Punch a hole about 1" from the top and one toward the bottom
Feed ribbon through top and bottom holes and tie a knot on the outside cover
Cut pattern papers down to size 12 cut at 8 1/2X 5 1/2 for the envelopes and 12 cut at 8 1/4X5 1/4 for the cardstock
Add ribbon and twine to any papers first then using hot glue gun glue the pattern paper down
Now add your embellishments, journal tags and fun pockets!

If you make one, please leave me a comment I would love to come by and check it out!

Even better, lets go ahead and enter this project and your mini album project over at my DT Sister Mollie's Blog! Cricket's Cricut Creations!  She is having an April Fool's Challenge, make a mini album!

I hope you enjoyed my quick tip today!Please stop by Creative Cutter room and leave a comment and be entered to win this:

Click HERE to see my one of my  completed projects!
Entering into:

RRR: dies punch, ribbon

Our Creative Corner: Girlie, bling, handmade paper flower, and ribbon.
Book was inspired by my girls and our up coming vacation! 


  1. Awesome tutorial!!!! What a great way to use up scraps and such. I think I will try and make some of these for little holiday gifts for relatives and just slip cute pictures of the kids inside. I might also try making one for a little girl in the family that likes art stuff and let her put her own touches on it - slipping some stickers and such in the pockets to help her personalize it. Thanks for the wonderful tips and tricks!!!

  2. Your video tutorial came at a perfect time. I have never made a book but really wanted to. I had no clue where to start and this really helps. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Great mini book and nice tutorial! I love all of the colors to it :)

  4. How crafty and creative, Carri! Super fun, love the fun whimsical pages - awesome tutorial, it was fun to follow along (and nice cache of goodies in that craft box! U R so organized!)

  5. Great tutorial!! Love your book and your organization!

  6. I'm so happy you posted this. I've been wanted to make my mom one for all the grandchildren! You directions are so precise & easy to follow. Thanks again :)

    kperlic at hotmail dot com

  7. Love it so much! I can't wait until I have some free time to make one of these!!! :)
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. Awesome book. Thank you for the video.

  9. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it! I just saw that you won the March Grand Prize over at Creative Sisters! How exciting!!! Congrats!

  10. What a super way to use scraps to make something amazing!

  11. Thanks for a great tutorial...your book looks awesome! So glad you can join us this week at Our Creative Corner!

  12. Love your mini album :) It's beautiful.

  13. great book and I loved the tutorial.. Excellent tips. I think Laurie and I are going to do a "mini masterpiece" week soon over at serenity scrappers and I might have to whip up one of these books. Thanks so much for making the vid.. wicked helpful!

  14. This is great! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  15. Love your mini~album. So creative!! Thanks for joining my first ever blog challenge! Good Luck! ~Mollie

  16. What a sweet album. I'm sure it stores great memories! Thanks for playing with us at the OCC last week. Sorry I'm late visiting!