|Would you like to make some sweet little books?|
|Start with a 12x12 piece of paper. You can use double sided scrapbook paper or cut up your own paper....|
|Since the paper I used for this one was white on the back (and no fun), I gave it a watercolor wash, dripped some paint on it and hit it with a gold dabber.....I let it dry on wax paper under some heavy books so the paper would stay flat...|
|Then just fold the paper in half --|
|and in half again......so you've got four quarters...|
|Measure up two-inches on top and bottom and fold up. These are going to be the pockets in the book......|
|Then fold each quarter to the center fold so you end up like this....|
give it a good crease with a bone folder...
|Then you just fold in half like this.....|
|You've got an accordion book.....just fold it open and fool around with it so you get the front and back covers without a pocket....it's easy to do but hard to explain....|
|I glue those little sections (above center of photo) closed so the pockets aren't opened like that...|
|You can glue a ribbon on the back cover of the little book and then tie it closed....rather charming...|
|Now the fun part -- filling the book up with tiny surprises and treasures for a friend....|
|I put stamps and stickers and little notes inside the pockets...|
|Themes are always good......how about an air mail theme?|
Or birds? Or a Holiday theme?
Valentines Day is coming...I'm just sayin'.....
|I had fun with this airmail theme...|
|And a bit of a Valentine theme...|