Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Guest-Designer-Lala-Palooza Carri ~ Abusybee

I am so honored to be a guest designer today for Alex at You Had me at Craft! I have been a follower of Alex since the start and learned how to do chalking  when she posted a video for "LEARN A TECHNIQUES"  BLOG HOP back in June 2010! (Thanks Alex!) Time sure flies when you are having fun!

Today I wanted to share how I make a mini scrapbook using only one sheet of 12X12 Paper.

Take one double-sided 12X12 paper

Score top at 3/4" - 4 1/2" - 8 1/2"
Turn paper once to the left and make cut lines at 4" and 8"

Turn paper two times to the left; 1st 3/4" square mark as discard
2nd box mark # 2
3rd box mark # 1

You do not have to mark up your paper, you can just score and cut as you go, I just marked mine to show what it would look like.

I score my lines first using my Martha Stewart Score Pal

 Then Fold the score lines

Next cut along the 4" and 8" marks discard the top left 3/4 discard piece

 Now adhere strip # 2 to the strip that had the discarded strip

Then adhere the entire strip to the # 1

 Then fold!

Now you have a mini book! 18 pages long! Each page appx 3 3/4" by 4"

Now for the fun part! Time to pull out all those scraps and start decorating!

Here is my completed Halloween book! I hope you enjoyed my mini tutorial and project!

Thank You Alex for inviting me to be guest designer!

Entering into:
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Halloween + Ribbon

Tuesday Throwdown: Halloween 

More Than Favors: Purple Orange Green Black


  1. Carri Congrats on being featured at Alex site


  2. Congrats on Guest Designer. Like your Halloween mini book. There's a challenge at Tuesday Throwdown #69 Halloween that you can enter this in. There are some color challenges that you can ck out to see if you have the correct color combos: Paper Playtime Ch#57 Cricut Creations use black, orange & purple and More Than Favors Wacky Wed #54 use purple, green, orange & black. Thanks for tutorial. I'll have to try to make one.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Congratulations on your Guest Spot!! Your mini is such a great idea- I'll have to try one!

  4. Whoohooo!!!! Congrats on being a guest designer. I love all your projects. Thank you for sharing this card. Great Job!


  5. Just found you via your guest spot with Alex. You do awesome stuff! I'll be sure to follow from now on! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Congrats on being a G/D - well deserved Carrie!
    love this mini scrapbook - great idea....
    You are sure cranking up your projects....
    Love it!
    Oh yeah - I'll be adding more candy to my bin by end of this week....

  7. Congrats on your guest designer spot! Your mini book is wonderful, and so is your tutorial. I love that you can make it from just one 12 x 12 sheet!

  8. Love your mini-album, Carri! It's adorable! TFS your instructions for that!--Pat

  9. Congratulations on Guest Designing! Great project and thanks for the tutorial.

  10. Love this album. All of the papers you used are great. Congrats on the guest designer spot.

  11. Very very cute mini album.. Congrats on being the GT... very nice tutorial.. you made it looks pretty easy to do...

  12. congrats on your guest the mini album.Like your tutorial also.tfs

  13. Congratulations on your guest spot over at "You had me at craft" and your mini is just adorable!!! Great job!

    Thanks for taking the time to come over to visit with me; I truly appreciate your friendship and support!


  14. Well deserved guest stop. Fabulous project!

  15. Congrats Carri great job on your project love that little album. Those are the cutest little ghosts on the turquoise paper. I see why Alex picked you.
    DIANA L.

  16. What a great way to use up some scraps. Your mini is adorable!

  17. How charming this is! What a creative book :) And how fun to be a Guest DT _ they are lucky to have you - love your work! x0x0

  18. Carri, this is awesome! I will have to try it. Maybe this weekend when Denise is here visiting. When is your camping trip??? Find any hotels to stay at??!! LOL My trip is coming up and I can hardly wait! WOO HOO!

  19. wow! this is so super cute! thanks for the pics, i need to try this one!

  20. This is fabulous! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  21. Congrats Carri on your GD spot!!! I love your project~need to make one sometime:) Sorry, I haven't been around a lot...super busy since I got back on Sun. My life needs to settle down. I miss my crafting and blogging:( BAD!!
    Have a good night my friend!
    Sherrie K

  22. Such a fabulous project!! I love the fun Halloween papers!! congrats on your GDT!! Thanks so much for joining with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week!! Hope you will join us again! *Vicki* - Oct GDT

  23. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Carri - you did a fabulous job! The papers you used are so awesome and your tutorial rocks! I love this!! :D


  24. your mini is adorable and the pp's so pretty. :)

  25. This is such and adorable mini! Thanks so much for playing in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! Connie

  26. Congratulations on your guest designer spot! That album is amazing! I couldn't believe it when I read it was just one sheet of 12x12 paper! Fantastic! Love all your scraps, too! What a fun little album!