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Monday, March 05, 2007

Challenge #4

The coffee filter book

I love making these books, they look funky and are so simple and quick to make.

For a 4 page book, plus cover & back and an insert you will need:

2 sheets of 12 x 12 cardstock
Any scraps of paper you would like to use up or whole sheets (depends what you prefer)
Bone folder or similat
Eyelet punch (or holepunch)
Bookrings or similar fasteners
Various embellishments

You can order a ready made kit -->> {here}

First, print out this template (click onto the picture to make it bigger) – the measurements are just a guide, you can always make it bigger or smaller. Or if you have a coffee filter, use that one as your template (that’s what I did)

Cut out your template, place on your cardstock and trace the outline with a pencil. You can get approximately 4 “pages” from one sheet of 12 x 12.

If you would like to make a “pouch” page” which can hold inserts, you will need to draw around your template “back – to – back” (see slide show for clarification) and cut along the big outline.

Once you have cut out the “pouch page” you can either use double sided tape to seal the ends or use a sewing machine. There you have your pouch. You can use the template to make the insert, just remember that you will have to cut off a little more along the sides f the insert to make it fit.

For my book I decided on two single pages and one pouch page.

Now use a bone folder to make a “spine” for your book, this will make it easier in the end to flip your pages over, when viewing the album.
Then use an eyelet- or holepunch to prepare for fastening the pages together. You can either thread ribbon or fibres through the holes, use bookrings or a little chain as I did (see my finished book for detailed view).

I you wish, ink the edges of the pages and then start to throw all sorts of papers and embellishments onto them. You can go as wild or as simple as you like.



Blogger Amy said...

Wow, all your projects are awesome!
They all blow me away! Great ideas!

9:09 PM  
Blogger amberley said...

i just found this blog- amazing! thanks for tutorials!

12:40 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

many,many inspirations for me !! Thank you!!

6:50 AM  

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