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Using T!m Holtz packaging to make MINI BOOKS!

And… in my usual fashion… why make one! Let’s make THREE! One with just PAPER, one with ENVELOPES and one with PAPER BAGS!!

First up….PAPER!

I used 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ stack from DCWV (Once Upon a Time) and an empty pack of T!m Holtz Journaling tickets. Trim cover length to length of paper.

Sandwich journal pack cover between two papers

For pages, sandwich the tab (left over from removed tickets) between two pages. There are 6 tabs in the book, I used all six.

Cover all the pages, add photo’s, journalling and embellishments!


Here I used A1 sized envelopes and an empty Adage Tickets book. Attach body of envelope to tabs of ticket book. Adage books have 10 tabs. I recommend using only 5-6.

Cover surfaces of envelopes. I extended the flap to 3″. My envelopes used a 3 1/2″ x 5″ paper to cover the back….you may need to adjust for your envelopes. I used a 3″ x 5″ paper for the top flap and a 4 1/2″ x 5″ (with a fold at 3″) for the inside flap. The short section slides into the envelope. The 3″ section is attached to the flap. Another 3″ x 5″ pice is used to cover the envelope body.

Add tabs, tags inside the envelopes and embellishments.


With this mini, I used the empty Adage Tickets and the Celebrate small paper bags from Michaels. Fold the bottom of the bag towards the bag body to form a small flap. Attach the body of the bag to the flap of the Adage Ticket book. I used 6 bags, so you will need to remove the extra tags in the book.

I did not trim the length of the book cover. Instead a scored it about 5/8″ from spiral so that it folds around the bulk of the book. I scored and folded again about 1 1/2″ from end. These will fold and overlap at the end. I will be adding magnets to create a closure for the book.

I will post the completed album (hopefully later this week) when it is done.

Have fun with these mini ideas! Have you checked out all the new stuff T!m Holtz is coming out with on his blog! OMG! I can’t wait!!


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