Some of you had a few questions about my little book yesterday. The book comes together fast and is easy. So I made another one and wrote a tutorial for it.
This time I used Fancy Pants stamps and paper. If you are interested viewing the tutorial, click on more. Some of the images are blurry. I have to apologize for that. My new stamp room is dark even during the day. I need to run out and buy some daylight bulbs.
- Two 4″ x 8″ transparency sheets
- Some of you had some questions about yesterday’s little book. It’s fairly easy, so I made another and wrote a quick tutorial for it.
- One double sided 4″ x 8″ patterned paper or two 4″ x 8″ patterned paper glued together back to back
- One 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece of coordinating cardstock or patterned paper for spine
- Corner Rounder, Eyelet setting tools eyelets (if you want the border shown)
- Paper cutter with scoring blade
- Ink that will work on transparencies (I used VersaMagic in Jumbo Java, Pixie Dust and Sea Breeze)
Score your patterned paper at 4″.
Score both of your transparencies at 4″.
Score your 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece of cardstock at 1 1/4″.
Add a photo to your front page. Slide one of the transparencies over the patterned paper.
Stamp on your transparency.
Repeat Step four and five for your last page.
After punching your scallops on both sides with your corner rounder, add just a bit of adhesive in the center on the score.
If you don’t know how to use your corner rounder to make scallops, you can find my tutorial on that here.
Lay your stamped transparency flat. I used my bone folder to flatten it back down. Line up the score line of the transparency with the score line of your scalloped spine and tape spine down. Make eyelet holes in the center of each scallop.
Set eyelets in each hole.
Adhere photos to your inside pages. I sanded all my photos with a sanding block to make them look aged before taping them down.
Lay your second transparency sheet over the inside pages and stamp it.
Stack your pages together. First the transparency with attached spine, then patterned paper with photos and then second transparency.
Tie pages together with ribbon.
- I bought my transparencies at Walmart. Those were the only ones they had. I think they were inkjet transparency. One side is smoother then the other. I stamped on the not so smooth side and hit the stamped image with my heat gun for a few seconds. The ink dried pretty fast.
- You don’t have to put your transparencies over the photos before stamping. I did it because I wanted to see where the stamped image would be in relation to the picture underneath.
- You could use printed transparencies you can buy at stores.
Ribbon is May Arts ribbon from Starlitstudio.
Stamps and paper can be found at Eclectic Paperie.