Fancy Pants Folded Book

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Click below for an A4 Printable Worksheet

 Paper Book PDF

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Shopping List

9 Sheets of 12″ x 12″ Fancy Pants Paper – various designs

Unmounted Swirl Elements Stamp : UMCREATE

 Archival Jet Black ink pad : ARCHBLK

Cosmic Shimmer Glue :CSGLUE

Ribbons , Hole Punch & Rings

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Step by Step Instructions

Take the 12” x 12” paper and fold the paper upwards so the paper is in half with the fold at the bottom.

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Score down the centre and fold in half again

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Open the last fold back out so you have a page ready to start folding.  Fold the top right hand corner down leaving a 1.5cm edge from the centre score line and the bottom edge. You can measure this or do it by eye and fold. This works well this weight of paper

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4 Crease the triangle edge to give a crisp finish

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Repeat this on the other side. At this point you can stamp and decorate the pages.  

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Fold the page with the open edge on the left hand side and the fold on the right hand side. Secure down the triangle flap with glue underneath.

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7  Repeat the process and make six pages for the book. Here are your six pages showing  the fold on the outside

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8  Cut two pieces of thick card or board to 16 x 16 cm to make a cover for the book. Take 2 pieces of paper and cut to 21 x 21cms. Stick your card in the centre of the paper and trim the edges across ready to make a mitre corner.

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Fold the edges over and secure down

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10  Take another piece of paper and make a panel to cover the edges. It is at this stage where you make another pocket and attach to the inside of the cover if you wish.

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11  Make two holes on the  open edges of the pages. Then do this on the cover pages as well. You can use a bind it all machine if you prefer.

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12  Secure all the pages and covers with book rings

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13  Add knotted ribbons to the rings if you wish and the book is ready to embellish and fill as you wish.

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One Response to Fancy Pants Folded Book

  1. ukmaryanne says:

    I am so making one of these 🙂

    Mary Anne

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