For those who need some visuals — here is a collection of video tutorials.
I watched every single one plus more.
Criteria for making the list – clear instructions/visuals, materials list provided, sound/picture quality, and speakers voice.
Meagan shows the basic tools and how to make several books: Post It Notes, Accordion, Bridge Fold, Signature Book, How to make a Hardcover or Softcover
Accordion Book using 12 x 12 piece of paper folded, four cuts, shows how to cover chipboard covers and add ribbon closing. Click on her user name for more paper crafting videos!
Flap Album using Five Paper Bags (lunch size)
Signature book — shows how to sew signatures and glue the binding
Star Book (first episode, click on name to see all her videos in the series)
Explosion Book — with a 12×12 inch paper
Exploding Box/Etui Box/Scrapbook in a Box — Alice uses cm rather than inches but you get the visual ideas.
Birthday Wish Envelope Book made with a manilla folder and coin envelopes
Fold Out Book — starts two minutes into the video
How to Make a Zine — One sheet, a few folds, and one cut = eight pages
4 x 4 Mini Double Accordion Album (no voice, music)
Envelope Album — although in French, the pictures tell the process.
All the envelopes are handmade however, the idea can be applied using regular envelopes of any size put together the same way.
Squash Book — three squares of paper, three folds (in half, turn, in half again to equal 4 sections, turn, one diagonal fold), layer the folded paper, add covers (1/2 inch all around larger than your paper squares), glue down ribbon on the front, add a 3D embellishment, tie the book shut.
Tag/Flag Book Dawn shows you how to create this accordion pleated spine 6 x 6 minibook.
The following below are on Fiskars TV however, there is not a direct link to the video, you need to look for Fiskars TV Episode –> the date –> the title then click it on.
Freshest episodes are first, click Next for older episodes.
02/01/08 Accordion with Holly
10/15/07 Ribbon Book with Jennifer Strano
03/15/07 Photo Scrapbook with Shimmel Laine (5-12 x 12 sheets cut into 4 inch strips (15 strips total), hole drilled, rings as bindings, add photos, and embellish, cut and stagger edges)
10/02/06 Pumpkin Minibook
09/01/06 Chipboard Minibook with Stephanie Hamen
08/01/06 Starbuck Coffee Sleeve Book with Ana Cabrera
If you know of one that can be added to the list, contact me with the URL.
MORE — Minibook Page Tutorials (written/websites)