Hi everyone! Maggi here to share another project from this month’s guest designer, Lenna Young Andrews! She created this awesome book using our Showstoppers Kit and the best part is she gave us a step by step so you can create your own!
Take it away, Lenna!
Here’s a Gauche instant book!
Take a piece of 12×12 double sided cardstock from the Showstoppers Kit. I picked Basic Grey’s Life of the Party: Popcorn Poppin:
Score the paper at 3”, 6” and 9” in 2 directions so you end up with (16) 3” squares:
Cut on the middle score line (the 6” one) just 9” up -so the paper is still intact:
Turn the paper 180 degrees and cut 9” up on both the 3” and 9” score lines:
Start at one corner and fan fold (back and forth) on the scoring lines you made until the paper is all folded up. Watching this video by Tim Holtz may help you to understand how to do it. This is not hard to create, but I think visual instruction will help:
Before you do any gluing or taping, your instant book will look something like this:
There are 3 pages which can be made into pocket pages because they are open on one end:
I used tissue tape to seal the sides and create the pocket pages of this little book:
I also used Tissue tape for the side binding of the book, but any decorative tape will do:
You can see the 3 pocket pages and how I cut an slight opening to make it easier to see the contents of the pocket:
I used the Tim Holtz Ticket stamp from the kit and StazOn permanent ink to decorate the front cover:
From the kit I also enjoyed using the “Admit One” tickets, “Questions” Trivia Card, Groucho Marx patch, the yellow feather (in a pocket!) . . . and I cut a heart out of the sequin fabric that was in the kit to embellish the pages. I used various rubber stamps to decorate the pages and tucked some of my own photos of my husband & I on a date into one of the pockets. I hand wrote a few notes and slyly gave this to my husband before sharing it here with you!
That is too cool Lenna!!!
Now go glue something awesome onto some awesome something!