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More signature sheet designs for your lap books!

Being almost snowed in today, I set to work creating two new sets of signature inserts for the 5″x8″ lap books. The 1st Steampunk set I couldn’t choose just 4 designs so instead added 6 – well 5 and one sheet of lined paper. I printed all 6, then printed just page 6 on the backs of all the others…makes a great set! Click below for more info.

For the 2nd set below I created some Victorian styled frames and borders on the same paper texture background as the 1st – only a little lighter in shade. You can either print all 4 designs at once or multiples of your favourite design for each signature..makes a great addition. Click below for more info.

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The Booksmith Classics Challenge

This is my first ever attempt at bookbinding and making my own “proper” journal. The project is in response to Nik The Booksmith’s classics challenge to create a journal based on a literary classic – in my case I chose H.G. Wells War of the Worlds. One of my all-time favourite books.

To view Nik’s Classics Challenge video click here.

To watch the flip through of my journal click the YouTube link below. This is NOT a process video as it took me almost two weeks to create from start to finish with a few breaks in between waiting for various resources to arrive from around the globe! However, I’m sure you’ll be able to appreciate the work that I put into it and as it is my very first attempt at a full binding project – you’ll forgive me if I get a few things wrong or did a few things wrong…it’s a learning curve!

I have included a few photos in a gallery below if you want a closer look at some of the pages in this journal.

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Creating Flip Out pages in my 5×8 Lapbook Journal

Today, I’m creating and decorating a double-sided flip out page in my 5×8 lapbook journal. The final project video in my lapbook series, unless I’ve forgotten how to show you something!

To see how I create and decorate the flip out pages, click the YouTube link below to see the process from start to finish.

If you’ve missed any of the other videos in my Lapbbok series – please visit my YouTube channel and click on the Lapbook & Journal Making Playlist or you can click on the link here:


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5×8 Vintage Style Lapbook Project

After receiving a lot of requests to show how I made the 6″x9″ Lapbook, I decided to film the creation of the basic structure, only this time I’ve made a minor adjustment to the size down to 5″x8″ – there’s a method behind my madness!

You can watch the process of how I created the Lapbook in real time, by clicking the YouTube link below, but if you’d like to purchase the base sheets and create along with me, you can do so by clicking the sheet image for more info.

You’ll also need 5 sheets of cardstock cut at 5″x8″ and two strips of cardstock cut at 3/4″ x8″ some glue/double-sided tape, masking tape, brown ink pad, ink applicator and a craft knife or scissors.

If you’d like to see where I got my inspiration for the Lapbook, please visit the channels that I mentioned in the video, links are below to their YouTube channels.

Visit My Inspiration:
Bohemian Crafting:
Elemental Designs:
Nik the Booksmith: