Tutorial Maze meander mini book

Scoring board, trimmer and scissors in gear, I have been wanting to make one of these meander books for ages and today is the day that I have gotten down to doing something crafty.  I’ll show how to make it as I go along as I have the ‘instructions’ scrawled on a piece of paper from when I found one made on Splitcoaststampers. Ready, here we go…. All you need is:

One piece of 12×12″ patterned paper/cardstock
For the cover, two pieces of 3.25 x 3.25″ cardstock for the front and back, and one 2×3″ which will be the spine
Papers etc to decorate (cut to 3×3″ or just use your scraps)

First, using your scoreboard (ruler or whatever you use) score at 3″, 6″ and 9″ Stampin' Up! Scoreboard

Turn your paper by 90 degrees and score again at 3″, 6″ and 9″. Stampin' Up! Scoreboard

Now you are going to cut your paper as follows, I used my trimmer for this part.

At the 3″ score mark cut up from 3″ to the top

Scoring

Next: from the bottom at the 6″ score mark, cut up to the 9″ score mark

Scoring

Finally, at the 9″ score mark,  cut from the 3″ score mark up to the top.

Scoring  

Now to start folding:

Start folding accordian style, I gave the edges a good crease as I went along.
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When you get to the end turn and fold under the next side and then continue to fold.

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Again, when you get to the end, fold  under and continue until you are all done.
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You then have to get it the ‘right’ way up (although I guess it is up to you what way you do this bit).  I have mine this way and then punched some of the tops to create some pockets for tags.

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I stuck down my pockets and pages and then decorated them using some DSP, trimmed down to 3″ x 3″.

To finish off, I made the cover using the two pieces of 3.25 x 3.25″ cardstock and the 2×3″ I used for the spine. As I wasn’t quite sure how thick the spine would be once I had all the papers inside, I just measured it up once I had done and scored it so that it had a nice crease.

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Enjoy

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Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 catalogue paper share

Thank you to everyone getting in contact to find out if I am doing another catalogue share.  I am pleased to say, “Yes”.  My paper shares are really popular and gives you the chance to get your hands on a stack of paper for your paper collection.  Take a look at what is coming on 1 June.

 

 

You will receive 178 sheets of 6×6 papers from the brand new sets – there are 15 of them!!  You can purchase all of the papers for £163.00 (plus delivery), this will also give you some Stampin’ Rewards so you can add some extra products for free to your order.  Or, you can get a share of each set of papers from me.  I will trim the 12×12 papers so you receive a 6×6 set of papers, for the pads that are already in 6×6 format, you will get a selection of papers from each pad.  For 178 papers, you will pay just £43.

Sign up today, get in touch and I will add you to my list and I will send you my payment link so you can pay for your order.  I will then order all of the papers on 1 June and and then once I have them delivered to me, around 8 June by previous experience, I will package it and post it back out to you. Contact me here to secure your share.

(UK addresses only).
Scroll on to see the selection:

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Tutorial Concertina mini book

A day off and thought I would go and attack the craft area and have given it a tidy up.  So, since it was tidy, I set about making it messy and have made a little concertina/accordion spine mini book. I used one of the Stampin’ Up! kits to create this along with some chipboard from my stock pile (or the ‘I will use this one day’ pile!).  There are lots of ideas for concertina fold mini books on the web, so I don’t claim that this is my own idea.

Ingredients:
Back chipboard cover – 8″ x 6″
Front chipboard covers – 2 sheets cut to 4″ x 6″
Inside concertinas: one sheet of 12×12 cardstock cut in half.

Back cover – two pieces of dsp trimmed to 8×6″ (one for the inside and one for the outside)
Front covers – two pieces of dsp trimmed to 4×6″
Inside pages –  Cut two sheets in each of the following sizes – these are going to make your inside pages:

12 x 5.5″ / 10 x 5.5″ / 8 x 5.5″ / 7.5 x 5.5″     once cut, fold each piece in half.

Ribbon
Cropadile or other method to punch holes

Instructions
1. Cover the back of the 8×6″ piece of chipboard and front two pieces of 4×6″ chipboard with dsp.

 

3. Score each of the 6×12 sheets, score as follows:

4″, 4.75″, 5.5″ 6.25″, 7″ 7.75″, 8.5″, 9.25″, 10″ (score from the same end for both sheets)

 

4. Stick the 2″ end of of the concertina folded paper to the front of the 8×6″ chipboard.

5. Stick the back of the two 4×6″ to the 4″ end of the concertina folded paper.

6. Cover the inside of the back using the other piece of 8×6″ dsp.

7. The insides.

Stick the 12 x 5.5″ on the back concertina folds, then the 10 x 5.5″  ending up with the 7.5 x 5.5″ on the first concertina fold.

 

You should end up with something like this:

 

8. Decoration

I punched a hole in each of the front covers and used some ribbon to create the fastening and decorated the book with some stickers on the outside and inside pages.

 

Enjoy

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You can purchase Stampin’ Up! products online through my shop link at the top of the page, or here.   Do you have a wish list? Spread the cost and get some hostess rewards, why not grab a group of friends together and ask me to create a ‘spread the cost’ group.