simple accordion book

4.29.2009




{simple accordion style book, cover is Amy Butler Glitter. Cute, huh?}

This is the third of a series on simple bookmaking. If you missed the other two series you can find them here and here .

For complete instructions please click here {right click to download}.

Supplies
Scalpel
Ruler
Pencil
Bone Folder
PVA
Cutting Mat
Book Board {5.25" x 5.25"}
Paper {Approximately 5" x 15", or in increments of 5". So 5" x 10, 15, 20", and so forth}
Patterned Paper, 6" x 6" {for your cover}
Ribbon {25-30" long, you'll need two of these}

Follow the steps given in the pdf for further details.

Pages
Fold pages in half and then half again, so that you get an accordion page.


{this is what the accordion pages should look like, once folded}

Cut off ends so that there is just 1/2 inch left and cut top and bottom at angle. Glue pages together.

Cover
Glue patterned paper onto book board. Cut off at 45 degree angle, using a slice of book board as your ruler and your cutting mat as your guide.


{example of 45 degree angle corner}


{example of book board covered in patterned paper}

Glue ribbon in center of each cover. Glue accordion pages onto covers. As shown below.



Fold together and tie ribbons at each end. Vwala! You have a beautiful book that you can give to your mother on Mother's Day.



1 comment:

jqlinesocuteithurts said...

This is soo fun! Yay for another simple bookmaking series! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!