How to make a Waterfall Scrapbook
Have you always wanted to know how to make a waterfall scrapbook? This mini scrapbook is based on the waterfall card. With a little experimentation and trial and error we have developed this tutorial.
- 1 piece of 12" x 6" firm cardstock - for the cover (Purple)
1 piece of 12 x 12" firm cardstock - for the 5 pages,
cut 5 pages from this sheet with the following dimensions. (Red)
5½" x 5¼
5" x 5¼
4½" x 5¼
4" x 5¼
3½" x 5¼
- 1 Strip of 11" x 5¼ firm thick cardstock (flimsy will not work!) - for the waterfall slider (White)
- 1 Strip of 1½" x 6" firm cardstock
- 1 pull tab of any kind. - I used a 2"x2" piece of cardstock folded in half - easy.
- Adhesives - glue stick and double sided tape
- Paper trimmer
- Paper scoring tool
Step 1 - The cover
Take your piece of 12"x6" and fold it at 5 7/8" and 6 1/8".
Take the 1½" x 6" strip, apply tape to the ends and stick it to the right inner cover 1" in from the rhs. Set the cover aside for now.
Step 2 - Pages
Cut your pages from the one sheet of cardstock. You will be able to fit all five pages onto the one 12x12 card. Set these pages aside.
- 5½" x 5¼
- 5" x 5¼
- 4½" x 5¼
- 4" x 5¼
- 3½" x 5¼
Take your 11" x 5¼ Strip and score a fold at 3", 3½", 4", 4½", 5, 5½".
Stick the tab onto the right hand side
Fold at the first score line, use a bone knife or your thumbnail to create a nice crisp fold. Open the sheet and fold at the 2nd score line, create a crisp fold and apply glue to this section. Take the shortest of our 5 pages (the 3½" x 5¼) and sick it to the fold.
Open the sheet again and fold at the 3rd score line, create a crisp fold and apply glue to this section. Take the 4" x 5¼ page and sick it to the fold.
Repeat Step 6. for the remaining 3 pages.
Open up the page slider (the pages should be underneath) Slip the slider under the strip and center the page lot onto the back cover. Take some double sided tape and stick it on to the strip.
When the slider and pages are centered then close the album sticking the slider to the top of the strip and stick it down good.
Test your album opens ok by pulling on the pull out tab.
Now you can decorate your mini book. no lumpy bumpys though!
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