Hello Friends. I hope you have all been having a good weekend.
Today I am sharing the last installment of my Vintage Valentine paper bag album.
To start page 9, cut a sheet of patterned paper 5 ½ x 6.
Cut another sheet of paper 5 x 5 ½. This will be your photo mat. Cut a 1 x 6 inch strip. Print and cut Valentine.
I then added photo corners to my mat using Martha Stewart’s photo corner punch. Glue the mat slightly tilted in the center of your page. Take the strip and add glue just to the top and bottom edges of the strip and glue down to your page a quarter of an inch from the left. Add ink around the edges of the page.
For page 10, start by cutting a sheet of paper 5 ½ x 6.
Cut a strip of paper ½ x 6 and another strip 2 inches. Cut along one of the edges on the 2 inch strip using an edge punch or pinking shears.
Cut a sheet of patterned paper 4 x 5 to create a mat.
Print and cut Valentine.
Glue the mat to the center of your page. Then glue the 2 inch strip to the right edge just along the edges to create a pocket and then glue the ½ x 6 strip on top of that. Then glue the Valentine on to the pocket so that you can still slip a photo in behind the Valentine.
For the back cover, cut a sheet of paper 5 ½ x 6. Ink the edges.
I then cut this piece from a sheet of paper but you could use another Valentine or write the date you made the book. I then added a photo corner in the upper left corner and Prima adhesive pearls in the bottom right corner.
Now I will show you how I laced up the edge of the book. Now the nice thing about these books is that they have already been stitched so that you are not lacing the book to hold it together but merely for decoration. This allows you to get as creative as you want with this. You could use book rings or you could use strips of fabric or tuile.
Here is how is I usually tie mine.
I start with one yard of ribbon so that I will have a big bow. Pull your ribbon through the bottom hole half way.
Then take the piece in the front and wrap it around to the back and pull up through the second hole.
Continue to do this all the way up.
Now turn the book over and repeat on the other side.
Now tie a big bow at the top with the remaining ends.
Now to add a little more detail I cut small strips of ribbon and pull through the holes and tie knots.
I hope you have enjoyed these tutorials! I enjoyed sharing them with you. This week I will share with you a finnished look at the book!
Have a great Sunday, Lindsey