A5 Brag Book - My Creative Spirit

Hi everyone, this week I'm sharing a crafty hack with you on how to turn our A5 Notebook Holder Set into a fun and quick to make Brag Book.

I've designed a number of insert options made from card / cardstock that can be decorated to coordinate with the cover or left undecorated for more of a scrapbook look. Another great gift idea for a stocking filler or birthday.

Here's a little info on the featured samples and pics of their covers, the video walkthrough of all three samples, links to all the supplies I used and then at the bottom of the post the 'How to Make' video link. This includes dimensions to cut your own covers from chipboard, a full supply list, tool list, cutting guide for the pages and decorative papers and video clips to follow for assembly.  

Kaleidoscope A5 Brag Book 

 .  Kaleidoscope A5 Brag Book - My Creative Spirit

For my Kaleidoscope sample I used the 12 x 12 Signature sheet from the collection to decorate the front and back covers, an off-cut of black and white paper for the spines to match the border on the back cover and left the internal pages undecorated.  From start to finish this fun little book took me just over half an hour to make which, if giving as a gift is perfect.

Twilight Halloween A5 Brag Book

Twilight A5 Brag Book - Authentique

For this one I used the 8 x 8 Twilight pad by Authentique.  The covers of the Brag Book are larger than an 8 x 8 pad but paper can be cut and layered, as I've done here with a black strip to stretch them to fit.  An 8 x 8 pad is perfect to decorate the pages in the book. 

Make a Wish A5 Brag Book

Make a Wish A5 Brag Book - My Creative Spirit

I used papers from the 12 x 12 Make a Wish Maxi pad to decorate this sample, I love the angels so chose them for my covers and then selected some of the less detailed background papers to decorate the pages. 

Do click below to watch the video and the walkthrough of the three samples.

Supply List 

A5 Notebook Holder Set - laser cut MDF
Signature Black Construction Tape
Paper Collections
Chipboard (4pack)
Craft Magnets 1mm x 8mm
Black 225gsm Card (20 pack)
Black Cord Elastic 2mm

If you love the concept and fancy making yourself a Brag Book or two grab a coffee and click on the video below.  There's a slide show of the insides of all three samples at the end so you can see how they look when decorated in the different paper collections.  

Thank you for joining me, I hope you've enjoyed todays post. Have a great weekend and loads of fun making Brag Books too. I look forward to sharing more crafty inspiration with you next time :-) C.

September 14, 2019 — Clare Charvill


Nikki Powell

Nikki Powell said:

Love the Brag books Clare

Thank you for the lovely Pictures and Vidoe’s
The Excerllent very Well Explained Tutorials
Love the Inspiration and the Extra Idea’s how to make the most of your Brag books
A Brillant start for any Beginners like myself
Thank you kindly
Nikki x

Shirley Ryan

Shirley Ryan said:

I love your work so much. I recommend you to my friends for inspiration as you have so many wonderful ideas. I also loved this brag book


Bev Drake

Bev Drake said:

Really enjoyed watching the video on the Brag Books & something I can make while I’m in the UK. Might need supplies! Look forward to Kenilworth . Love Bev.

Kelly Stallard

Kelly Stallard said:

Brilliant as always – I really don’t know how you keep coming up with such fantastic ideas – the kits are of such a high standard and always have everything I need – Fantastic delivery and customer service too xx

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