DIY Board Book Tutorial

Hello G45ers!

Creating your own scrapbook albums can be a cinch with Annette Green‘s easy DIY Board Book tutorial. Check out what Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Linda Roos has come up with using our Cafe Parisian papers in this edition of #G45LeveledUp. Watch Linda take this album to the next level in the video tutorial. Where she adds in shaker elements, hidden pockets, and golden eyelets.


Cafe Parisian  – Board Book

By Linda Roos


“Hi! I’m back and it is time for a new G45LeveledUp project. Leveledup project means that I go through the old ClubG45 projects and choose one that I find inspiring and do a makeover. This time I chose a board book made by Annette Green and it’s a ClubG45 vol 9 2021.

One of my favorite papers over time (there are many LOL) is the Cafe Parisian papers so I was so thrilled when they released this collection again as a collector edition!  The papers are gorgeous with the combination of beautiful graphic45 flowers and all of the cakes and pralines. I guess it may be easy for me to love the papers because I am a pastry chef but I believe there are many of you out there who absolutely love these papers.



This Board book was a nice project to make and didn’t take too long. You start by cutting the chipboard. If you cut it as I cut in the tutorial it will take 3 chipboards and not too many leftovers and I use up some of the leftovers when I make the shaker on the first side.



In the tutorial, you can see how I made the shaker, one on the front and also the shaker window in the middle.  I made a mistake when I made the window, it will be a much nicer looking if you attach the acetate before you attach the pattern papers. But as I always say to my crafty friends, if we can live with the mistake then it’s ok if not make it work with something else.



Instead of just making the holes I put some eyelets in for a nicer look, I choose some gold ones because I have some gold in the shaker.

After decorating the pages the last thing to do is to tie the ribbons. You cut the ribbons at 10inch and you need 9 of them. Burn the edges so they won’t split in time. Put a thick pen and tie the ribbons so that you know that you have the same measurements all the way.

Here comes a walkthrough and tutorial video.


-Video Tour & Tutorial-

DIY Board Book Tutorial – Cafe Parisian – by Linda Roos


To create this project here are the measurements and supply list:

The measurements:


  1. 5 x 3 ¾

  2. 4 ¼ x 6 ½

  3. 6 x 5

  4. 7 x 7 ½

  5. 5 ¾ x 9

  6. 8 x 6

  7. 8 ½ x 9 ½


Graphic 45 Supply List:


Other supply list:
  • Acetate

  • Eyelets

  • Glue/tape

  • Glossy accent

  • Shaker pearls from my stash


Hope you like it and find some inspiration for your own projects, happy crafting until next time!”


Love, Linda Roos













-Orginial Video Tutorial-

DIY Board Book Tutorial – Well Groomed 




Happy Papercrafting!


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