Supplies: 2 sheets of decorative paper
3 pieces of cardstock
Straight Edge Ruler
Directions: Cut the decorative paper into a 6 ¾” x 6 ¾” square. I use a guillotine style paper cutter.
Now you will begin folding your cardstock. You will double fold everything- meaning that you will fold once and then fold the same fold in the opposite direction making the paper very flexible. Fold the paper in half. Now fold the paper in half the other direction. Lastly fold the paper diagonally. You will do this to all three sheets of cardstock. Note: You only fold one diagonal not two.
Apply glue stick to the top and bottom square. This will be the middle piece of cardstock.
After glue is applied lay the other pieces of cardstock (the top piece and bottom piece) on top of the piece you just applied the glue to. It should look like this.
Now fold the corners. You don’t want to fold them down completely but have enough room to fold it over. There should be enough of a space to put the scissors in.
Now we are ready to assemble the book. Cut a piece of ribbon to match about a yard long. Find the middle of the piece of ribbon and glue it in the middle of the paper-covered foamcore. Make sure if you are using paper that has a directional print that you have the foamcore facing the correct way. Glue ribbon in place.
Now take the cardstock inside and glue in place. I apply glue to the cardstock and not the foamcore. Make sure when you lay the cardstock down in place that your book is again the correct way (if you used a directional print paper). Also make sure you put the cardstock in where the opening is facing the lower right hand corner like this…
Here it is all decorated. I took regular 4” x 6” photos and cut off an inch of each side to make them 4” x 4” squares. I cut the picture on a diagonal to make them work for the sides without bending the pictures. Enjoy!