How to Make an Exploding Scrabook

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
$1 to $25
30 Minutes
-- Anyone
Homemade Gift

I cannot even remember the first time I made this exploding scrapbook, however, it never gets old! There is always a new theme to try, new papers to play with, or another friend I must make one for.

My daughter has made them for birthday gifts, having fun matching the theme with the recipient’s favorite things in mind. They make wonderful gifts for teachers and coaches. They are also wonderful brag books for new mommies and grandmas! They also make wonderful gift for boys. I know a gal that made them in her son’s school colors and then made multiple copies of their basketball team photos and newspaper highlights and then gave one to each boy on the team. They were soooo thrilled! She added a little loop at one corner of the cover so that the scrapbook could hang vertically for display- so fun!

I love show and tell so if you make one please share your creation and send me a picture. I would love to hear from you:)

You Will Need...

  • 3 pieces of 12″*12″ cardstock paper
  • 2 pieces of 6 1/2″*6 1/2″ chipboard
  • 2 pieces of 8″*8″ scrapbook paper for your cover
  • 2 pieces of 20″ ribbon
  • OPTIONAL- decorative papers, stickers, embellishments, and pictures to customize your exploding book
  • TOOLS- adhesive (glue stick or tape runner)
  • scissors and/or paper trimmer

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    View my step by step tutorial with pictured instructions on how to make this pop up exploding scrapbook over on my blog. {click link}   I also listed the measurements to make a mini version of this exploding scrapbook at the bottom of tutorial which is my favorite size for a brag book:) Get ready to have some fun and impress yourself!!


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