Monday, 1 February 2010

Mini Book Folder

Well Hi Folks,,

Just thought I would drop in quickly to let you know what I have been up to, might be easier to say what I have not been up to really!

I have over a few days been making this mini book as a present for a great crafting friend and I do hope you she likes it.

To make it you will need A)2 pieces 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" (13.3cm x 8.9cm),B) 2 pieces 1"x3 1/2"(2.5cm x 8.9cm), C) 1 piece 2"x3 1/2"(5.1cm x 8.9cm) of chipboard or card also patterned papers/card stocks, envelope template and bits 'n' bobs for decoration.

First you take the chipboard or card, measure and cut out the A,B,C sets of measurements out (5 pieces in total).

Second, stick pieces together going 1 A, 1 B, 1A, 1 B and finally the C. It must be able to bend though, so it can be folded, opened and closed.

Thirdly, cover the out and inside with patterned paper etc.

Fourth, mark and cut out envelope templates anything up to 15 of them, assemble, punch a semi circle from the top of each using a 1" punch.

Fifth, Stick the envelopes back to back gluing only along the centre with a single piece of tape so they form a concertina. Stick to the inside front and back covers of the book.

Lastly decorate how you wish, you could use a brad with ribbon/elastic or magnetic snaps to hold it closed, also you could cut white tags for how many envelopes that you have made and decorate and finally add to envelopes.

I hope you have enjoyed this and maybe will give it a go, you could use it for storing also sorts of things including receipes.

Until next time, do take care and happy crafting, lol

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