Hello everyone! It’s Anya here today to share my Tuesday team tip with you. I am pretty sure all of you are familiar with the WeR Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool which helps you make spiral-bound notebooks, but today I wanted to share an idea or a tip on how to use the same tool to create a totally different minibook! 


Supplies | Chipboard cardstock: Carta Bella; Patterned paper, ephemera, enamel dots, stickers: Echo Park Paper Basketball collection; Brad: Simple Stories; Cinch tool: WeR Memory Keepers; adhesives: tape runner, liquid glue and foam tape: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I love mini books and always look for new ways to create them, especially the ones that can save time. For today’s example, I used the Basketball collection by Echo Park Paper

From a bunch of 4×4” cut-apart cards, I made a little notebook, binding it at the top; and from other patterned paper, I made another notebook that measures about 4.5” x 7” with binding on the left side and added them both to a solid mini book cover. It gives the book a more complete look and lets it stand on its own. It’s easier to store this type of handmade book.

For the cover, I used a chipboard cardstock by Carta Bella, which was covered by patterned paper and a piece of faux leather to create the spine, making this part a bit more durable. After the cover was complete, I adhered both “spiral notebooks” inside of the cover by their last pages, giving this book an interesting look and adding an interactive effect. 

By creating a little bit wider spine for your book you may fit more pages inside and add elements with pop dots for dimension.

If you have a WeR Memory Keepers Cinch tool standing around in your craft space, I hope you’ll give this idea a try and create your own mini book with spiral-bound notebooks inside. Thank you for visiting the SCT Magazine blog and I hope you’ll stop by again soon! 

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