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Friday, April 19, 2013

Secret Garden Tiny Book Weekend Project

 As I promised, I have a cute little project for you today.  I made a tiny book.  I've always wanted to make my own little book and I did.  I don't know if I would want to make too many of these though.  They involve sewing and I don't like to sew ANYTHING!  To this day I have not made a card with anything sewn on it!!!  I use to sew a lot and now my machine holds my paper cutter!  I hate setting it up and sewing.  

This was a fun book to make though and if you want to make one yourself you can find the easy to follow instructions here.  

The inside pages of my book measure 1-1/2" x 2", which meant I cut my copier paper 1-1/2" x 4".  You fold 3 pieces together and then in half.  You punch holes in the 3 paper stack.  There's actually a word for that stack.  I also Googled how to make a handmade book and got a little more information on a several other websites too.  This website was helpful but I felt I needed just a bit more information before I could proceed.    

I decorated the outside of my book with the Print Poetry paper pack paper.  I almost used a full sheet of it this time!!! LOL

Once I got the book together I set it under a heavy glass dish I have at my worktable and I left it there overnight. I wanted to make sure it dried flat and even.  And I was also tired!! LOL

So today I added the charms to the spine.  I had added the jump ring before I glued the paper stack spine to the spine of the book. I also added the flower and the brad.  The flower is from the "Secret Garden" set and the brad is from the "Antique Brads" container.  The flower was stamped using VersaMark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I cut the flower out (which was difficult to do because it was hard to see the edges of the flower, you had to catch the light just right).  I glued it in place with Crystal Effects.  I cut the prongs off the brad and glued that on top of the flower with Crystal Effects and it is now sitting on my worktable drying.  I did take the photo right after gluing and I was hoping that nothing would slide while it was leaning against the backdrop.  It all seems just fine.  

You can decorate these little books as little or as much as you like.  I do think though, if I ever make another one I would make it a little bigger, which does mean more sewing!!  UGH!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Stampin Deva said...

What a darling little book. I see one in my (distant) future.