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Monday, October 08, 2012

Quick Birthday Scrapbook.

You will need

3  Sheets Card.
Some Scrapbook Paper.
Glue.
Something to cut with.
Ribbon and Decorations.
 
Ok off we go.
 
Can you see the patterned paper,
this is our hinge.

This is our make today.
 
Cut your A4 cardstock in half,
yes you can use A5 if you have it.
It measures 14.8 cm by 21cm.
But to be honest you can use any size card you like.
 
Making a page.
 
Fold  in half and crease all your cardstock.
 
Making a Hinge.
 
Now measure how high your card is
Mine is 14.8 cm.
Cut out of your Decorative Paper the following.
14.8 by 10.5cm
do this 5 times and fold them all so the pattern you want to show is on the INSIDE.
 
Take a folded sheet and place the fold on the left.
Take a hinge and place it so the fold is on the left as well.
 
Add glue to you hinge, along the top and bottom and along the folded edge.
Line it up with the page, and press down.
It is now a pocket on your page.
Look at the main photo to see where it goes if you need to.
 
Place another page nex to the first with the fold on the right and the hinge on the left.
Add glue to the hinge again on the top bottom and along the fold and join on the next page.
 
Now you just repeat this till your book has 6 pages in.
 
Decide which  is the back and which is the front of the book, and add glue inside the  middle of the white pages to seal the bottom and make a pocket.
 
Take another bit of patterned paper and cut it at 15cm by 7cm.
Add Glue to the top and bottom.
 
Add glue to the back and front of your book
along the spine.
 
And attatch the decorative paper.
This covers the spine of the book.
 
Now you can decorate it.
 
I added ribbon first
and glued it onto the back of the book so it was
but would open nicely.
 
The mirror topper is cut at 1 cm less than the size of the book.
 
i.e.
Book measures 15cm by  10.5cm
so I cut mine at  14cm by 9.5cm
 
If you wanted to add more cut at 13cm by 8.5cm
 
by going down in equal amounts your always going to be able to get it central.
It's called Matting and Layering.
 
Tags.
 
I used a stamping up punch for the tops of my tags,
but you could just use a square of patterned paper folded over.
 
To make my tag I tend to drop a piece of card inside that i know it too narrow for the pocket but it does give me the height of my tags.
15 cm by 10 cm.
 
Before you decorate your tags CHECK they fit the pockets.
Sometimes a pocket if glued
can be smaller than you think.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

MiniOwner said...

This great! Thanks for sharing. :o)
Sue x

Claireliz said...

That's very nifty.
C xx

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