Ultimate Brag Book Supply list and Tutorial

Hi All– the Tutorial is ready – am finished!!!!!! It is jammed packed with photos and goodies.
The tutorial comes with the following:

–Instruction for both the 4×6 and 5×7 Ultimate Brag Book

–Journaling Tags– just print on your favorite color cardstock, trim to size and enjoy in your album.

–Tab Template – for your Tags/Photo mats

Tutorial and Templates – $9.95 . Once you purchase it will ask you if you want to go to the Kathy_Files email address; Click on that link. It will prompt the download of the Tutorial. Please let me know if it was successful. Email me at paperphenomenon@gmail.com

For those of you that like to follow along in class, see supply list below.

Supply List
1. Pages – Six 12’’x 12’’ sheets of Cardstock. This is used to create the pages for the album. You want to select a cardstock color that coordinates with your patterned paper.
2. Paper Hinges – One, sheet of 12’’x12’’ cardstock for your paper hinges. This color cardstock should be the same color as the cardstock you use for the pages.
3. Chipboard- You will need 2 pieces at 7.5’’x 5’’ (front and back covers) and 1 piece at 1.5’’ x 5’’(spine).
4. Adhesive – Hot Glue or wet glue and strong double sided tape strip such as Scor-tape.
5. Pattern paper – You will need at least 12 sheets of 12’’x 12’’ pattern paper if you are considering matting your pages with pattern paper. If you choose to do a plain cardstock album then you will need the same amount in various colors. For my sample Ultimate Brag Book I used the DCWV Celebration Collection.
6. Border Punch – I used the Martha Stewart Optic Dot border punch, but you can use whichever one you like.
7. Scoring board – I used the Martha Stewart Scoring Board
8. Bone Folder
9. Paper Trimmer
10. Scissors
11. Craft Knife


  1. Hi Kathy,
    I’m amazed at your projects you do so much to inspire others.
    I have a few questions for you and I couldn’t find your email address. Would you mind sending me an email so I can email you back and ask a few questions about Ustream.
    My email is: robinscreativecottage @ yahoo.com (remove spaces)
    Thank you Kathy,

    Robin :)
    my blogs:

  2. Kathy…I have now made two of these books. The first one came out fine. Something I suggest is that the hinges s/b a tad bigger. I would cut them at 2 1/4’x 4 1/2″ and score them at 1″ and 1 1/4″. The binding pulls apart after you get all the mats, folders, pictures etc with the smaller size of hinges. I made the book pages with Bazzil cardstock, maybe this is thicker than the paper you were using? Anyways This is only a suggestion I thought I would share. I missed the online class Saturday but watched it yesterday. You girls are crazy!

  3. Hi Kathy!
    Just found you on Youtube and watched a half an hour on U-stream saturday for the first time in my life! FUN!!!! Unfortunately a bit late for your viewers here in Holland, it was already midnight when it started. Thank goodness for the recorded version. Loved it and made a wonderfull mini with your instructions!! (hope it will stay nice, I don’t think we have Tyvek here)
    Thank you so much for sharing, your work is amazing!
    I would love it if you checked out my version of your bragbook. This is my blog:

    I will follow you, you make supercute things! LOVE your shitay ;o))

  4. Anonymous says:

    Kathy, you are fabulous indeed! Had to work the nite of your class, so I just finished watching the recording tonite. Congrats on the Tim Holtz email.Thanks so much for all your classes and inspirations. And glad you got the Fiskars stamping helper. I’ve had mine for almost a year and think I would be lost without it.And the Tyvek idea is grand. Thanks again. Scrapbookdizzy

  5. Your class rocked! I had so much fun watching! Thanks for the inspiration. I am going to make this album and fill it with pictures to send to my daughter who is stationed in Iraq right now. It is perfect…cute and homemade and easy for her to have readily available to look at and to share with her military “family”. Thanks! Michelle

  6. Kathy, I just wanted to let you know that I am overjoyed that I found your blog! This is the second tutorial of yours that i purchased in the last week.

  7. Kathy, I love the fact I can put full size photos. You are a scrappy genius, ya know? Thanks for sharing!

  8. Valentina says:

    I paid for the tutorial, but did not get any download. Where can I get it? Thanks a million! I am on your ning site, so you could leave me a message and let me know where I can download it, or if you need my personal email, please let me know.
    Valentina Deker

  9. The download worked perfectly! If you don’t already, you should make a flickr group for people to post their finished mini books in that they made from your tutorials :)

  10. Thank you Kathy, This is so great. Looking forward to the class. This tuturial is awesome. Didn’t expect how big it is. Your the greatest.

  11. Thanks so much Kathy. Very helpful. Looking forward to following along with the class. :-)

  12. Absolutely no problems at all and the instructions/tutorial are fantastic! Thanks Kathy :)

  13. Kathy, Thank you, I also had no trouble with the download. Awesome tutorial!

  14. Thanks Kathy. Had no problems with the download. Great tutorial!

  15. WOW, WOW WOW. Just downloaded the template. Kathy you outdid yourself. The instructions are amazing.All worked well with the transation and download.:)


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