Mini Book Anonymous design team comes with a tutorial (below) and a video (I made a video!), as well as a dashing of versatility in the actual structure of the mini (you can use it for recipe cards, a stationery set, an address book, a card gift set...).
Pumpkins and Pears
- 2 x smaller* cardboard rectangles (for centre 'spine'), glued together for strength
- 4 x larger* cardboard rectangles (for front and back covers) - stick 2 together to give 2 covers
- enough fabric to cover
- 6 x sheets of plain card
- 1 x sheet of patterned card
- embellishments of your choice, including other patterned paper/card
- a 1 metre cord or ribbon
- supplies: glue, ruler, scissors, sewing machine, etc
I made the entire structure from scratch. So first up, I'll show you some pictures of that:
1) Line up the cardboard rectangles on the fabric and cut fabric to size. Leave enough room to create a hem all the way around.
4) Fold and press edges over the cardboard. Stick down with glue or double-sided tape. Fold in corners and stick down.
Now for decorating your book:
5) Cut the patterned card to size so that it covers the inside (bare) cardboard.
9) Once you've got your shapes...
I hope you've enjoyed seeing the creative process behind this mini. Go check out my video, and do come back here and let me know what you think. I know there's some improvement to be made (sound levels in particular) but it was only my first attempt....any feedback is most welcome! I also really recommend hopping over to Mini Book Anonymous to check out the other DT members' projects - they're amazingly creative, and each one is very different, providing LOTS of inspiration.