Registered: February 26, 2004 Location: Colonial Heights, VA Posts: 1057
Sun, Dec 17, 2006 @ 11:09 AM
Well thanks for the nice words! I have to tell you, though, that I totally copied this from Christina Crawford. She's my upline and I went to an event of hers where this was our make & take. I, in turn, taught it to my local fellow demos and at my last stamp-a-stack. It's a winner all the way around. Christina, thank you!!!!
Here goes - remember, I'm not good at writing instructions!
1 piece of Old Olive cardstock, 12 x 5 1/4 inches, scored at 4 inches and 8 1/8 inches.
1 piece of Old Olive cardstock, 11 x 4 1/4 inches, scored at 2 1/4 inches and 7 3/4 inches.
Various colors of cardstock and/or patterned paper cut to 5 x 3 3/4 inches.
Fold the first piece of Old Olive so both folds come to the front, forming a "door."
Fold the second piece of Old Olive into thirds. Adhere to the center section of the first piece of Old Olive, so the flaps unfold toward you.
Layer various colors of cardstock and/or patterned paper onto each section. Embellish as desired.
The front closure is made by punching two circles of cardstock. Put a hole in the center of each with the 1/16 inch punch. Place a brad through the hole. After attaching to the "doors" of the finished project, wrap cord in a figure 8 around the two cardstock circles. (Note: the brads presented a problem for some people. If you plan your book completely before finishing the "doors" you can avoid seeing the backs of the brads. What I did was to adhere the cardstock circles to the patterned paper, then punch the 1/16 inch holes, then insert the brads and flatten the backs. Then you would adhere the patterned paper onto the cardstock doors, thereby covering the brad backs. This does take a little advance planning, however, so the cardstock circles will be spaced evenly...)
If you have problems with my instructions, feel free to email or pm me and I'll see what I can do. As always, I advocate playing with this on regular paper before trying to make a finished project. I don't always listen to my own advice and therefore wind up wasting a lot of good supplies! :D