Mini Dress Blank Books

By  Richard Garay  for  Spellbinders

Perfect for family craft night, these personalized mini books can be created by each family member using a variety of blanks. Let the fun begin!!!

  • Mini Dress Blank Books
  • Closeup View
  • Photo 1
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  • Spellbinders Media Mixáge by Susan Lenart Kazmer Dresses One Blanks (MB6-002), two
  • Cardstock: cream, black
  • Natural twine
  • Split ring
  • Small metal embellishment
  • Photographs


  • Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Machine (MMM-001)
  • Spellbinders Media Mixáge Dresses One Dies (MD2-002)
  • Spellbinders Media Mixáge Crackle Texture Plates (MT1-004)
  • Sentiment stamp of choice
  • Brown ink pad
  • Paint pens: black, silver
  • White gel pen
  • Crystal ultra-fine glitter
  • Label maker
  • Hole punch, 1/16"
  • Clear-drying craft glue

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, small paintbrush
  • Size
  • 1. Size is 1-5/8"x2-1/8".
  • Note
  • 1. Instructions are for black book shown at bottom left. To create other books, substitute colored cardstock and coordinating paint markers.
  • Mini Dress Blank Book
  • 1. Using Artisan X-plorer machine, die cut/emboss four Dresses One #4 shapes from black cardstock and two from photographs.
  • 2. Add desired journaling to black dress die cuts with white gel pen; let dry.
  • 3. Punch hole in center top of each die-cut dress shape. Arrange die cuts as desired; thread twine through holes to create inside of book.
  • 4. To create book covers, follow manufacturer's instructions to texture two Dresses One #4 blanks using Crackle Texture Plates and Artisan X-plorer machine.
  • 5. Using paint pens, free-hand random marks on textured blanks; see Photo 1. Let dry. Adhere metal embellishment to front cover as shown; let dry.

    Photo 1
  • 6. Use paintbrush to apply thin layer of glue to metal embellishment and outside of each book cover. Lightly sprinkle surfaces with glitter; shake off excess and let dry completely.
  • 7. Stamp brown sentiment onto cream cardstock. Trim into banner shape as shown; adhere to front cover.
  • 8. Using label maker, print sentiment; trim to size and adhere to front cover.
  • 9. Thread twine ends through embellished blanks to create finished book. Tie split ring to book, tying twine in bow to secure.