Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How to Make a Mini Coin Envelope Book

It's time for Club Scrap's December Shades of Winter Blog Hop! Check out the full line-up at the CS Blog, and if you just left Pam's blog, you're good at following the route.

I was inspired by a project posted at Free Range Bookbinding. It didn't have a tutorial, but after a bit of trial and error, I figured it out.

These are tiny booklets made from 3x4.5" coin envelopes and materials from the Shades of Winter collection.

Rather than explain how to make one with written instructions, I chose to film a short tutorial. Enjoy!

Here is a supply list:

  • 3x4.5" Coin Envelope
  • 18" Ribbon Closure
  • 10" Waxed Linen Thread and Needle
  • 2-1/8x2-7/8 Outside Back Cover Paper
  • 2x2.75" Outside Front Cover Paper
  • (2) 2-1/8x2-3/4" Pocket Inserts
  • (3) 2-7/8x4" Inside Pages, Folded
  • 2-3/8x3" Pocket Flap Cover, Folded Vertically
  • Corner Chomper
  • Piercing Cradle
  • Awl
  • Bone Folder
  • Envelope Punch Board

Your next stop on the Shades of Winter hop is with Roni.

I wish you an efficiently crafty new year!


  1. All the best things come in small packages and your little book is just just delightful. Happy new year.

  2. Awwww, those are so stinkin' cute! I love mini books/albums. I am so gonna give these a try. Such fun, TFS!

  3. Fantastic video tutorial and such an adorable little book. I have some of these envelopes and will definitely be making this for photos of our new little cousin Kallie when we met her for the first time at Christmas.

  4. Thank your for the video tutorial! These such cute mini albums!

  5. The video is great! Of course! Such a cute clever mini album.

  6. OMG I love all your little books!!! soo cute!

  7. Awesome mini album ! so cute!

  8. ooohh that is a super sweet little project!! Thanks for another awesome idea!!

  9. Thank you for the tutorial as I so enjoy making albums of any shape. Kudos for the papers and images/sayings that are part of this kit...

  10. Thanks for taking all the guesswork out of copying your project! I'm definitely pinning this for later!

  11. AWwww what a darling coin mini book! Love it!!

  12. A coin book! How clever! Great idea, you can stick some dollars in mine though! LOL

  13. Thank you for a wonderful tutorial. I love your coin book and will certainly give this a try using your video!!!

  14. Great little project! Cute little brag book for someone's purse!

  15. Tricia, you are in the tiny book mode. Love this version too! Thanks for the video. Wishing you a very creative 2017!