Bar-B-Cute Pocket Mini-Mini Book

If you have the "Bar-B-Cute" 6X6 Paper Pad, then you don't need much else to craft this crazy-cute Pocket Mini-Mini Album!
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Along with the 6X6 paper pad, you'll also need: smooth white cardstock, twine, 12X12 sheet of patterned paper and any embellishments that you'd like to use!

I took eight sheets of different patterns from the paper pad and prepared them.  First, I scored each paper in half vertically; turning the paper, I next scored at 4".  Keep in mind that the bottom 2" will be folded up to form the pocket, so make sure the design won't be upside down.  

As above, cut a "V" along the bottom 4" SCORED line.  This will allow the pockets to fold up without bunching in the middle. 

Cut 1.5"X1" strips for each pocket; this will be the gusset.  Fold the strips in half so you'll have a 1.5"X0.5" strip.  Attach the strip to the outer edge of the pocket flaps.  



Once you have all of your pocket pages prepped, create an accordion strip to attach the pages to.  Cut white cardstock to 4"X8.25".  Score at every 1/4".  Use liquid glue or a1/4" tape to adhere to the pages (front and back) inside of the accordion folds.  Also, make sure to leave the front and back flaps open so that they can be attached to the cover. 



Next, I prepared the base cover from an 8"X4" strip of white cardstock.  I scored the cardstock at 3.25" and 4.75".  Above you will notice that I attached that front accordion flap to the cardstock.  
The white cardstock cover was then covered with a larger strip of patterned paper.  Using regular Doodle Twine, I stitched down three areas (of the accordion) to the spine to help hold in place.  

Now, let's walk through the pages!  Again, I used die-cuts, enamels, stickers, and leftover strips of paper to complete the pages. For the tags, I used the Large Tags Doodle Cuts to die-cut from the smooth white cardstock.













How much fun is that!  You could also think about building the album and letting the kids decorate and journal for a cute summer keepsake :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Shellye

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