1 metre of ribbon
1/2 sheet of chipboard
2 sheets palin cardstock
1 sheet of patterned paper
3 x standard sized envelopes (or make pockets from cardstock which is what I do)
Cut 2 pieces of chipboard 15 x 10 cm
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 17 x 12 cm
Adhere your cardstock to the chipboard.
Score all the way around.
Trim back the corners and fold over your flaps securing them with double sided tape.
Cut a piece of cardstock 30.5 x 8 cm
Score at 1cm from the short edge and then at 2.8cm intervals until the end of the strip (1.5cm should be left).
Fold in a zigzag method to make mountains and valleys.
Adhere this to your covers as per photo measuring 0.5cm from the bottom.
Depending on the width of your chosen ribbon, make two long pockets for the ribbon to slide through. Mine is 25mm ribbon so I cut two pieces 50mm by 10cm and popped the ribbon through it and adhered it to the covers just at the top of where your folds are attached.
Feel free to skip this step if you want, I just hate getting the ribbon stuck to the double sided tape when pulling it in and out.
Cut 2 strips of pattern paper 14.5 x 9.5cm. Adhere your papers into place on the inside covers.
If using the envelopes, ink the edges and adhere them to the folds. Remember to place the cut opening of your envelope to the TOP so we can slide tags. Attach it so that the back of the envelope is facing the front as it will be covered with paper.
If you prefer to make pockets, cut 6 x strips of cardstock 19 x 10cm and fold in half to form a pocket. Use double sided to tape to seal two sides leaving the opening at the top.
Cut 6 pieces of your remaining paper to 6.5 x 7cm. Adhere these to the front of your envelopes or cardstock pockets - whichever you did! :)
Cut 6 tags from cardstock (can be a contrast colour). 13.5 x 8.5cm.
Corner round the top two edges of each one. Place in your pockets.
Puncht 6 squares and add your chosen letters (MOTHER) to each square and adhere to front of the pockets turning them diagonally to form a diamond shape.
Complete your cover by tearing a strip of patterned paper down the side and decorating it with some flowers or a small photo in a frame or slide.
Though it is called a Mother's Day tag book it will work just as well for any 6 letter word - Father, Brother, Sister, Friend - just change the papers!! If you have seen the blue version I made for a baby called Darwynn... yep, 7 letters, and to get that extra letter was a major faff so I would suggest sticking to the 6 for your first attempt!! ;) I have to say thank you to Michelle Van Wyk in Jo'burg for the original instructions - she is a brilliant scrapper/teacher and friend but I have changed a couple of bits which makes it work more easily.