Thursday, 4 March 2010

Star Book

I'm back again, like a bus you wait for ages for one then you get two at once, so this is my second post of the day. I wanted to show you a little star book I made, I love these books and they are perfect to use as little scrap books for those special occasions such as birthdays, births, weddings etc. I am using this one to take with me to my workshops, I have stamped some images from the catalogue and wrote the name of the stamp, cardstock, punches used etc on the opposite page.  Ok, I've taken a few photo's during the making of my star book to hopefully help you construct one of your own BUT to be honest there are far better tutorials on other blogs, you tube etc. this is a very brief version.

First you want to cut 7 pieces of card 12 x 4 inches, 7 pieces 10 x 4 inches and 7 pieces 8 x 4 inches then fold them all in half. (Cardstock colour is Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun)

Now you want to take a piece of each size of the card and stick them together at the edges as shown above.
Do this with all the cardstock and you should have 7 of these points.

Now stick each of these points to each other but  remember leave it so it can open like a book, you don't want stick the last two pieces together.

This is how it should look when it is closed.

Cut two pieces of chipboard/strong card at 12 x4 and cover these with designer paper. Take a metre of ribbon and fold this over the front and back of your book, now stick your front and back cover onto your book securing the ribbon at the same time.

Now decorate.

As you can see I have also edged each of the pages using cardstock and my eyelet border punch, oh and this is my book hanging on the wall lol.
Hope you understand my instructions, remember there is always you tube lol.
I am entering this into the following challenge,
Cute Card Thursday~ Lucky Green


Biscuitlid said...

this is so pretty and so clever Donna

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, I never saw anything like this before...too cool Donna!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

wendy said...

Wow!! How unusual and fab!!xx