Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hi friends!

Cindy here and I have a cute little mini book idea to share with you today. I created it awhile back in honor of Girls Scouts Month but it can be accommodated for other uses.

I’m going to give you step-by-step instructions on how I made it into a cute address book. What a great craft project this would be for a group, as well as a one-on-one with your favorite scout. If you don’t have a scout, simply change the title or even change the format to a monthly calendar. Ready?

1.     Gather supplies: standard 8.5” x 11” lined note pad, ABC flash cards, office double hole punch, Xyron 500 (or other adhesive), 1” circle punch, alphabet sticker sheet, 1 sheet each of patterned paper & solid cardstock, scissors, stapler, two binder rings, assorted ribbon

2.     Flash card decks come with more than 26 cards, so to create the front cover of the address book, run one non-ABC card through a Xyron 500 (or use your favorite adhesive), adhere patterned paper and trim. Run through again to similarly cover the other side. Repeat with another card to create back cover. Computer generate title in a text box, cut out and adhere to front cover.

3.     Punch out 26 – 1” circles from light cardstock and adhere to ABC flash cards with stapler, using a step pattern. Add lower case alpha stickers to circles for each card, as appropriate.

4.     Cut six 2.75” x 4.5” panels from one note pad sheet. (I found a rainbow pad at an office supply store.) Repeat with four more sheets for a total of 30 pieces. Use office double hole punch on front cover, back cover, alpha cards and note paper panels. Assemble book, alternating note paper between alpha cards (adding extra blank pages at the end). Bind with rings. Tie assorted ribbon snips to rings.

I hope you have fun with this project. We'd love to hear from you either in the comments section or on our Facebook page. Thanks for dropping by and...



  1. This has inspired me to use this method to create a memory book for each of my scouts and they can add to as a gathering activity or to work on if they have to wait for their parents.