Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tiny Book of Prayers & Case

Hey, Crafty Friends!
I'm here with Team Eileen today with this sweet little book of prayers. You can jot down your favorite devotionals or little tidbits of inspiration and take this with you on the go! A mini bible journal of sorts that is super easy to make.

Let me show you how... 

Supplies Used
Eileen Hull Tiny Book (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Tiny Book Case (Sizzix)
Big Shot  Machine (Sizzix)
Mat Board (Sizzix)
Garden Harvest Collection Pack (Jillibean Soup)
Creative Station (Xyron)
150 Sticker Maker (Xyron)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
Mini Frame (Prima Marketing)
Graph/ Grid Paper
Liquid Glue
Craft Foam
Colored Twine/ Cording
Rubberband (Optional)

Today, I used Eileen Hull's Tiny Book and Tiny Book Case Dies and paired it with these gorgeous Garden Harvest papers from Jillibean Soup. 

I started bu cutting my 12" x 12" paper in half and making two 6" x 12" strips. These papers are double-sided and come with another gorgeous pattern on the back.

So, I ran the first strip through my Xyron Creative Station then flipped the second strip over and ran that through the Creative Station as well.

I attached it strips onto a single piece of white Mat Board placing a different pattern on each side.

Then, I die-cut the Mat Board using my Big Shot Machine and Tiny Book Case die.

Next, I folded the die-cut on the scorelines and folded the flaps toward the center.

Then added a strong clear-drying liquid glue to the inside edge of the front flap, then folded it over to form the box.

I made sure the sides were aligned properly, then secured in place with a rubber band till the glue set. 

 Look how fast that case came together!

And now, onto the book...

With the leftover Mat Board, I used the Tiny Book die to cut a matching book cover.

For the inside of my book, I cut down sheets of graphing paper. I like using graphing paper because the grid pattern is great for bullet journaling and it makes for great guides and practice sheets for hand-lettering. 

For these Tiny Books, I cut my sheets to 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" then folded them in half and stapled them on the fold to create a mini-book.

Then fasten in place with a piece of twine and a simple double-knot.

To decorate, I cut our this image of a basket of flowers and glued a frame around it.

Once the glue was dried, I trimmed off the excess paper with a scissor.

I turned this tiny framed piece of art into a nifty closure simply by gluing elastic onto the back.

I used about a 7 1/2" strip of elastic band. The elastic I used is generally used for headbands. They are wider and a softer texture than the general elastic bands found in the sewing department of your craft store.

To decorate my tiny book, I punched out a flower bundle from a sheet full of die-cut print-outs that were included in my paper collection. 

I cut the flower in half, then ran it through my Xyron "X" Sticker Maker and attached it to the front cover of my tiny book- leaving a gap between the two pieces.

On the same sheet of punch-outs, I used the word "Blessed". I used a White Gel Pen to outline to frame the word, then backed it with a thin strip of foam adhesive and attached it over the gap on the front cover.

And here are my finished pieces together...

These fit together perfectly!

And are the perfect size from on the go or traveling!

 You can fill these with daily scriptures, affirmations, or motivational quotes...
They also make great gifts too!

I hope you enjoyed today's projects and are inspired to make one of your own!!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by! 

And as always...


  1. I love this thanks for sharing it beautiful

  2. love this! so bright and cheerful =)

  3. Love Jillibean Soup papers - so bright and happy! I also love graph paper inside for the same reasons. The little frame you used as the closure is awesome. Great project and an excellent tutorial!