Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vintage Book-Card Tutorial

Book Card Tutorial
Copyright, Sandie Edwards, 2012
****Please note: Read through all instructions prior to commencing!!****
4 cardstock (12 x 12)
Dimensional adhesive dots/squares
Wonder Tape (or a very strong tape)
Double sided tape
Distress Inks (optional)
Strong Glue (I used Glossy Accents)
Travel Mini Paper Pack – Megs Garden
Lace – Megs Garden
Embellishments and ribbon you wish to add
Ø  Cut 4 pieces of cardstock measuring 6” X 8”
Ø  Score each piece of cut cardstock at 1” going across the whole 8”. *See photo 1
Photo 1
Ø  Fold each piece of cardstock like you would a fan, ink edges *See photo 2
Photo 2
Ø  Gather two pieces of your folded cardstock pieces, and gently place together, fitting each fold from one piece into the other.  *See photo 3
Photo 3

Ø  Using strong glue, such as glossy accents, adhere only the two end tabs on each end.  *See photo 4
Photo 4

Ø  Continue previous ‘step’ to complete the frame for your book card.  Getting the final cardstock piece in place can be fiddly. I find it easiest to weave the last piece of cardstock in and glue down on one side only, then turning over and gluing the other.  *See photo 5
Photo 5
Ø  Hold in place till glue is dry.  Finished frame work for book card. *See Photo 6
****Please note, you may have to push gently, each concertina fold, to get the pages to zig-zag into each other tightly.  With gentle persuasion, this can be done without bending the cardstock – just remember to wiggle the cardstock gently****

Photo 6
Ø  Choose a piece of paper from your Megs Garden, Travel Mini Pack for your main background paper of the inside of your card. Adhere with a strong glue or Wonder Tape to the back of your book frame. *See Photo 7
Photo 7

Ø  Using Wonder Tap, adhere lace to outer edge of your book frame. Decorate as you would please, using a variety of embellishments that are to your liking.
*See photo 8 & 9
Photo 8 & 9

Ø  Cut a piece of cardstock measuring 21.2cms X 15.7cms for your back cover.  Also, cut a piece measuring 15.7cms square for your front cover.  ****Please note:  The reason I have used centimetres and not inches, is for precise measuring.  The book cards cover, needs to be slightly larger than the inside ****
Ø  Score the back cover piece of cardstock at 4cms and 1.3cms (1/2”)
Ø  Ink all edges
Ø  Before decorating and putting the cover together, using a strong adhesive, adhere ribbon ties to the outside edges of your cover *See photo 10

Photo 10
Ø  With the back cover (longest, scored piece of cardstock), cover your 4cm area with adhesive/glue.  I use a mixture of both glue and Wonder Tape. *See photo 11
Photo 11

Ø  Carefully adhere the back cover to the front cover so that edges match up perfectly. *See Photo 12
Photo 12

Ø  Adhere two pieces of paper from the Megs Garden, Travel Mini Paper Pack – to the inside cover, and the other on the outside cover.
Ø  On the outside and inside cover, decorate as you please, and to your liking.  Don’t forget to add a journal label to write upon when your card is completed, and ready to ‘give’.  *See Photo 13 & 14 for examples of finished covers
Photo 13 & 14

Ø  Decorate the inside shadow-box area as you please.  *See photo 15 & 16 for an example
Photo 15 & 16

Ø  When you are happy with your decorating, using a strong adhesive/or glue to adhere your shadow-box into your book card.


Anonymous said...

Useful content and awesome design you got here! I want to thank you for sharing your solutions and taking the time into the stuff you publish! Sublime work!

Karen W said...

wow this is amazing, just fabulous!!

Carole said...

(((Sandie))) I LOVE this and you are amazing. I haven't time now but definitely going to give this a try.

Carole said...

Ooops forgot to add that I haven't come up with a name for my little Owlet. So busy with Celebrate-A-Life and trying to make a card here and there. Thanks for your lovely comments Sandie, you are a great gal!

Stampindamour said...

Sandie - this is incredibly beautiful! I've never seen anything like it! WOW!

Thanks for the inspiration! :)


RosieB said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing the how-to

Dee said...

Hi Sandie,

Came across from Sylvia's blog, what a wonderful idea I must try and have a go at one of these. Dee x