Hi All! I’m excited to share an update for the giveaway currently running on my YouTube channel: Kate Beee. I’ve made it even simpler to get your entry. All you have to do is subscribe to my channel and leave me a comment on the video. If you send another subscriber my way, you get a second entry when they subscribe and leave a comment. I’ll leave a link to the updated video a little farther down in the post.
Lapbook 2 – Tim Holtz WallFlower Paper Collection – I followed Kathy Orta King’s tutorial on this one, keeping all her measurements. The design is incredible and creates a wonderful keepsake. I started making these books because a really nice client contacted me on etsy at KateBeeeDesigns to make her one. I love custom orders. I had never seen this project before, so it was a real treat to get to make one.
This big gorgeous book is wrapped in patterned paper and features a Velcro closure to allow for expansion as you add your photos and memories.
It is full of handmade policy envelopes and file folders.
On the inside of each front cover there is a pocket assembly with 4 more spots for tags and pictures. The coordinating vellum really adds richness and depth to the project.
There are numerous other types of pockets inside, including handmade file folders in a couple of different configurations.
Here is a different type of file folder assembly on the left with slip pockets and tuck spots. On the right is another 4 pocket stack, this time with different colors of card stock to add to the visual interest of the piece. The book is stuffed with tags, found relatives, photo mats and tuck spots.
Lapbook 2 – “Mini Version”
For this book, I altered the measurements and inserts quite a bit from the original tutorial. I wanted to create a book with a smaller footprint, but just as much room for photos and memories.
The closure is genuine leather, with two buckles and some charms. I love the grungy look it gives to the book. The closure is adjustable so it can grow as you add photos and memorabilia.
I again changed the dimensions of the handmade envelopes and changed the orientation of some of them as well, to add more visual texture. All of the envelopes are functional, and can hold tons of goodies.
As with the last book, there are numerous flaps, pockets, envelopes and file folders, all handmade.
There are envelopes both large and small in this book. These tiny coin envelopes are perfect for a receipt or a small note.
The photo mats also serve as tuck spots, so you can add a picture to the top, and slide a goodie behind it. I love the Tim Holtz ephemora. It add so much character to the book.
There are lots of unexpected places to tuck a photo or journaling card.
On the left is a file folder assembly that opens up to reveal slip pockets, more photo mats, vellum and ephemera. On the right is a 3 pocket assembly with a decorative brad for a touch of sparkle.
Here’s another assembly opened up into this gorgeous spread.
Is it just me, or is this paper just perfect for this book?
Finally, here’s the middle back of the book, with yet more pockets and file folders and envelopes. It’s incredible what all this book will hold, and how interactive it is.
This type of book is difficult to capture in still images, so here’s a video that shows much greater detail.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like the books! I’ve listed both on my etsy shop.
My etsy shop: KateBeeeDesigns