Friday, 5 May 2017

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.

Back chipboard cover - 8" x 6"
Front chipboard covers - 2 sheets cut to 4" x 6"
Inside concertinas: one sheet of 12x12 cardstock cut in half.

Back cover - two pieces of dsp trimmed to 8x6" (one for the inside and one for the outside)
Front covers - two pieces of dsp trimmed to 4x6"
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.

Cropadile or other method to punch holes

1. Cover the back of the 8x6" piece of chipboard and front two pieces of 4x6" chipboard with dsp.


3. Score each of the 6x12 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 8x6" chipboard.

5. Stick the back of the two 4x6" to the 4" end of the concertina folded paper.

6. Cover the inside of the back using the other piece of 8x6" 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.