I'm publishing this tutorial once again because I've had such a great response from bloggers. I've added several samples towards the bottom of this post too.
This is a very easy tutorial, don't get turned off by all the steps below, trust me, it's actually quite easy.
Is that not the cutest little book pendant?
I saw these pendants for sale at the library gift shop and, of course, I had to make my own. Besides, they were selling them for $30 dollars!!!..... I KNOW!!!.... Luckily, they are very easy to make and will cost an average of a dollar or two provided that you have most of the supplies on hand.
Here's what you'll need:
Scrapbook card stock, regular white copy paper 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch, ribbon, gold leaf pen, glue and some paper glaze (or embossing powder), an eyelet and eyelet setter.
Create the pages that go inside the book:
First, fold your white copy paper in half, turn 90 degrees then fold again and turn 90 degrees, do this a total of four times and you'll end up with a 2 3/4 inch by 2 1/8 inch folded paper.....sorry lots of measurements. Cut the corner with scissors to measure a piece that's 1 inch by 3/4 inch. See picture below, it shows the corner that was cut (also shows the measurements of the pieces):
This will allow your pages to stick together like a book
essentially you are gluing the first page to your front cover and the last page to your back cover.
At this point, add Paper Glaze to the front and back covers and let it dry over night so that it will give it a nice thick shine and protect it from the elements. If you don't want to use the Paper Glaze, you can emboss the front and back instead. To see an embossing tutorial, go here.
Punch a hole on the back page to add your eyelet. With your eyelet setter (I'm using a Crop-A-Dile) set your eyelet on your back cover sheet:
Here's what it looks like opened:
Here are other versions of this miniature book:
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