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Mini Coloring Book Tutorial

I'm going to see my 7 yr old cousin(who love crafts) in a couple of weeks and I wanted to make her something, and it turned out wicked cute, so I decided to share a tutorial!
Its a Mini Coloring Book!

5x5 squares of cardstock (however many pages you want, I used 6.)
2 5x5" squares of fabric or patterned paper.
Coloring book pages or digital images. I used WinkWinkInks Digital stamps.
5 1"x5" strips of paper and 1 1&1/2"x5" strip of paper.
and random Embellishments.

First you need to print out your images, I printed mine 3"x5". Glue those front & back to your 5"x5" squares of cardstock except for the front cover piece.

next, you want to sew or glue your 5"x5" square of fabric or patterned paper to the front & back cover pieces.

Line up your front cover & your first pages together, and take one of your 1"x5" strips of paper & put double stick tape on the back(a glue stick doesn't work very good for this) and stick it down in the middle of them. see pictures below.

now you want to fold your first page over, line up the next page & tape down another 1"x5" strip of paper, continue folding & taping down until it looks like this: (standing up)

Now you want to put double stick tape on your 1&1/2"x5" strips of paper & put the right edge of it on the front of your cover(like a binding)

and then flip over your book and fold the strip around to the back & stick down.

Add Embellishments to the front cover & You are all done! Here is my completed album:

Hope you like it! Please send me a link to your coloring book if you try this, I would LOVE to see it!

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  1. That is too stinkin' cute! I would love to try it! I'll add it to my long, long list of to-do's! Thanks!

  2. Cute, cute, cute ... she's going to LOVE it! Great idea and an awesome job!!

  3. Great job! She is going to love it! :)

  4. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Handcraft category today (look for timestamp: [02 Mar 01:00pm GMT]).

  5. Katie, it turned out GREAT! Going to grab a photo for my blog! Watch for it! ;o)

  6. Your drawings are all cute and full of excitement. I like all your drawings, makes me inspired.I think Sarah likes that cover image on that book.

  7. Thanks everyone!
    I didnt draw the images that are inside this book, They are by Melanie at She is an awesome artist.

  8. This is just adorable! I am hoping to make a lot of Christmas presents this year and am definitely going to have a go at this for my youngest :D Going to bookmark so I can let you know when I've done it ;)Thank you.

  9. My fave is the cat and the pug--so cute!

    I would love to make something like this.


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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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