Saturday, April 10, 2010

Gatefold Mini Book

Happy Saturday everyone. Hope you are all having beautiful spring weather and getting a chance to spend some time outdoors. I went for a walk earlier and it was nice to see the tulips in bloom, the trees exploding with green and the grass looking lush and verdant.

I was looking through my photos of projects completed this year and realized I had not posted this particular mini book. So this is today's feature.

I was searching the internet one day and saw a gatefold book kit on one site. I liked the look of it and thought "I could make that". In fact, I made a couple this style!

I cut the chipboard by hand. It was fairly simple because I used the scraps I had left over from another book I had made. The complete book measures 8 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" high. The first three pages of the book are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The last pages are slightly smaller in width than the entire book, just so they would fold in correctly.

I used the Rustic Stack by DCWV. LOVE this paper. I've always loved earth tones and this paper has a great variety of earthtones.

The front of the book is decorated with Petaloo flowers on the right and used the EK Success border punch (Bracket) to make the border on the left.

Another border punch used on this page and cut this frame from the Accent Essential cartridge and the Cricut.

I enjoy using elements that make it easier to just slip the photos into. Here I used a ribbon for photo corners and on the right an EK Success punch border.

Here I used EK Success border punch for the corners and the top of the pocket to hold the tag.

The postage stamp edged frame was cut using Base Camp and Cricut.
This is a wide shot of the first full page with the two smaller pages on the sides. Makes it easy to display photos in your book. The middle page has a pocket made using a Martha Stewart deep edge border punch.

This is a photo of the back of the book, with the last pages open on either side.

I like the look of this style book and I hope to do more in the near future!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great Saturday.

Koala-t hugs,



  1. You did a great job on this book. I really like it. Shari (cricutrookie)

  2. you really did do a great job on the book!

  3. Cathy, I LOVE this mini! The colors are beautiful and I love the design!