Creating files Free Mini Album and Brag Books

Guilt free Crafting Day 1

I have to admit that before the craziness of the Pandemic, I was not actively getting my blog post out AND was I not actively crafting! It happens, we get busy and we are now in the position of staying at home and practicing social distancing; now there is a lot of time for guilt free crafting!

Today I will share the last two pages of the wedding brag book and the next post will be the spine and cover redone. This post will be all about the images of the pages and the matting: no technical stuff , only want to give you the idea of how the folio pages I have can be used for any type of brag book.

To see these crafting pages used as a Halloween bragbook: check them out here:

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Quick note on upcoming posts

The posts that follow will be about different crafts, I am thinking activities for parents and children to help pass the time.

I also now have access to posting courses on my online school and will link content to my blog posts so YEAH!!!! Will have online tutorials for Cricut and Silhouette available soon for my readers, free of charge so we can all be using our machines, crafting guilt free to the max!

My Cricut machine I just got: was using my neighbours all the time!

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Ok, page 5

Page five was very much how I posted in the earlier posts for the page layout:

See page 5 layout here

Page 5 has a large amount of space for larger photos and journaling. I limited the pockets as it will create more bulk when items are inserted later on.

FRONT: Page 5 side 2

Page 6 Side 1

possible pocket for page 6

Note that page 6 side one of the page has a accordian style page and the matting is very similar for both sides. I may or maynot include some pockets: still trying not not feel guilty over the bulk I am creating!

Page six did get scaled down even though I had already decided that I was going to redo the cover and spine and make the book thicker. The problem with crafting somethims is that you just want to keep adding to what you are doing and it does have to have an ending, as sad as that is.

Photos of page 6 side 2

CLOSED: Page six, side 2
TOP VIEW: Page 6 side 2
FRONT VIEW: page 6 side 2

Before I End

Before I go, a reminder of the wonderful free commercial use of fonts, images and crafts at Creative Fabrica. My affiliate link provided: this means that if you use my link a purchase any of the images that are not free, I will get a small compensation. So far there is nothing as I think like me , people find so many images and fonts free that there is no need to buy lots!

Another great site is Cricut Design Space with free images daily.

Silhouette Free image of the week at Silhouette Design Store

For materials I head out to Michaels where they have curbside pickup during this social distancing period

One of my favorite places to pick up Vinyl in Mississauga is Sign Supply Canada

Kijiji and Letgo are also a fun places to shop.

Next up

I hope that my Day 2 guilt free crafting will be tomorrow and I will have the new cover, and spine to show. Wish me luck!


Free Mini Album and Brag Books scrapbook

Extra Large and Long Page 4

Hey! not only is this page 4 as long as the other folios: about 34 inches long when expanded, but it also took me a long time to get back to cutting the matting for this page. Again, I think I need to make a new cover and spine as this book will not close! The folio below shows all the pages with large photo mats. you can add more pockets if you did not want so many spots for large photos.

To find all my Extra long pages start here: Page 2

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Long Page 4

Again, this page 4 is a folio page that when fully opened is about 34 inches long. I did not open the flaps for this post as I am still rethinking the arrangement and bulk that these large folio pages add to my brag book.

Once I know where I am placing the magnets , I will take photos from start to finish: how satisfying that will be for me!

The photo below is the page fully closed up. The closure is from the paper pad I am using and will have a backing and magnet when finished so that the folio is held closed in the book.

long page for Folio 4 side 2

Long Page Starting To Be Visible

I really love paper and how it just folds, expands and become a 3d object. For this long page 4 , the narrow panel will open to the right.

narrow flap open to right
Extra Large and Long Page 4 starts to open

Folio Expands

The larger space could be used for a photo.

I think I will put some decorative cutting or a quote on this large space as a photo may get scratched on the front page .

This page and every other page in this folio will open to the left. What you are seeing below are two flaps (gold paper) that will open upwards and below are two large pages for photos.

I did not open the flaps for this post but will have finished photos on my last post for the finished product.

left page flips open left
Longer and longer

Large Photo Mats Continue

The page to the left, opens again to the left.

page on left open to the left again
Almost open all the way

The large gold page is a full sized flap that opens up and has space below the flap and on the page below for large photos.We are almost to the end of the opening of this folio.

What Do You think?

page to left opens again to the left.
Extra Large and Long Page 4 open all the way

Well, what do you think? It is an Extra Large and Long Page 4? The last page showing to the left has a pocket. Don’t forget that the back of these pages where seen before each page opened and will hold quote, journaling and photos also.

Yeah! on to the last two pages and then i will put all the magnets in, stick everything down and decide if to redo the cover and spine.

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