I hope you are all suitably impressed - both with Jenn's cleverness and my ability to follow instructions! ;)
So have you made any scrappy resolutions for 2011? Mine is to be better organised and hopefully complete more than half of what I start! LOL With this in mind I decided to make Chris a book to keep all his web stuff in. It is almost impossible to remember where and what you have signed up for on the old Interwebs, all those web addresses and passwords to try and remember.... so I have made him a book to keep track of them.
I thought by using the Kraft coloured papers it would look a bit more masculine. These were by My Mind's Eye and called Life Stories.
I started by printing about 40 pages on A5 paper... which in real life is cream but due to the terrible light in the scrap room has come out a weird pinky white... it's cream and suits the Kraft colour, honest!
I then made up some cream page dividers and added file pieces so that he can designate sections to his hobbies.
I cut the covers from chipboard and added the two extra bits to the back cover so that it would fold over onto the front cover.
I glued the chipboard to the chosen Kraft paper, ensuring a gap between the two additional bits so that it would fold nicely.
Make sure you get the fold working before adding patterned paper to the other side.
Lay the front cover chipboard down on the paper and then use your blade knife and cut round it. Sand the edges to make them smooth and ink if you wish.
Then turn them over and paper the other sides of your covers.
Both inside covers are now papered, you will need to run your pokey tool along the folds so that the covers bend easily.
The paper needs to tucked into the fold so that it will bend over the front cover.
Put all the pages, dividers and covers into order.
I added a large bead and some leather twine to make a closure and used 1" o'wires in two pieces to bind it and it is finished!
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