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April Giveaway Winners and a crafty make for the weekend

Pinch Punch it's the first of the month.  Can you believe it's May already.  The weather thinks it's still April sharing chilly showers and hail stones with us this morning lol!!! 
Huge thanks if you left a comment on this months giveaway.  I do read them all but don't add comments as it complicated the draw.  
Out two winners this month are;
 Our winners are  Maureen (29 April 2016 at 15:45) who left comment No 50 and Patti (21 April 2016 at 17:21)  who left comment No 37.
Congratulations to you both and thank you to everyone else for joining in the giveaway too.  Please can you both e mail me at so I can send you out your link to the Communique PDF Tutorial. 

I thought I'd share a quick and easy crafty make with you all today.  I've been making and selling these little scrap/photo books for a while and use all sorts of left overs from previous projects to decorate the covers.  Time is always precious and conscious of time V cost I keep the covers relatively simple and follow the same layout too but you could add as much or as little detail and bling bits as you wanted to make a totally unique scrap/photo book and upcylcle some of those leftovers.  They make great stocking fillers or items for your craft fairs and charity table top sales too.

Supplies Needed 
  • One sheet A4 chipboard cut into two pieces 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" for your covers 
  • 2 pieces of card/card stock cut at 10 1/4" x 7 3/4" to cover your chipboard pieces 
  • 2 pieces card cut at 8" x 5 1/2" for the inside of your chipboard covers 
  • 10 pages cut at 5 1/4" x 8" 
  • 3/4" Zutter binding rings - 6 rounds 
  • Zutter/Cinch machine 
  • paper left overs to decorate your cover
Cover your two pieces of chipboard with card / card stock - put double sided tape along all card edges.  
Mitre off the card corners leaving 1/8" card sticking out from under the chipboard.  
Fold long card edges over chipboard and stick firmly to chipboard 
Squish the little triangles of black card in towards the centre of the short chipboard edges, covering the corner before folding and sticking down the short edges   

Use double sided tape to stick the inner pieces of card to your book covers

Use your Zutter, Cinch machines or just a standard hole punch to make six holes centrally along one short edge of both book covers and your 10 pages. 
Stack them together as follows, back cover on top holes to the left and inside of the cover facing you, front cover underneath holes to the left and the right side facing you and pages underneath, holes to the left. Thread your wire loops through all the holes and close using your Zutter,Cinche or players. Fold the back cover to the back of the stack 
Good Ol' Sport Scrap Book Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Here's a few more simple cover ideas: 

Botanicabella Scrap Book Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Mon Amour  Scrap Book Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Steampunk Debutante Scrap Book Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Once Upon a Springtime  Scrap Book Clare Charvill Graphic 45
You could even turn them into note books ...........  
Hope you enjoyed today's post, congrats to our winners and do call back tomorrow for the launch of our May giveaway :-)  and if you're reading this here in the UK enjoy your Bank Holiday break.


  1. Hi Clare
    Love the little note books /Albums , Congrats to your lucky winners .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  2. Congratulations to the winners, lucky people.

  3. Love these little albums Clare, what size wires do you use. I have a cinch, but very new to me, so not very sure on sizes.
    Hope you had a good rest last week to recharge your batteries.
    Margaret x

  4. Hi Clare, Congratulations to Maureen and Patti, our lucky Winners !!
    I'm loving these covers for your notebooks/albums, thank you for the step by step. I really must try out these, I have had a Cinch for ages and never got it out of the box yet !!! you have inspired me Clare, I really must have a go !!
    It's rain, rain, rain, here today, at least the massive hailstorms and thunder and lightening have stopped, thank goodness.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Good afternoon Clare, from a very chilly and grey South Yorkshire. As it's my birthday today (and seeing as it's Sunday today) I thought I'd give everybody the day off tomorrow so do hope all in the UK have a good one (lol). I love your little albums and although I don't have a cinch (yet!) I may very well have a go at one at some point or other. Congratulations to today's winners - I am green with envy. Take care
    Margaret A.

    1. Whop whop and a very big Happy Birthday from me in a not so chilly but wet centre of the country. Hope you have a lovely day Margaret and thank you for calling by on your special day xxxx

  6. It is rrainy (much needed) here today as well Clare. Love these little notebooks, will have to see if I am some time to work a couple of them in before my show next weekend, if not well maybe for Christmas gifts eh!!! Thank you again Clare for all your inspiration!

    Judy in Arizona

  7. Thanks for all the extra cover examples. I am definitely one of your many great ideas and wonderful inspiration!


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