Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year

Well its a new year so time try try out new presents and new things.

So, here goes, I saw a wonderful tutorial on how to make a fake leather wallet, which inspired me to make a book to hold my new nesties. MY requirements were
  • fake leather look,
  • magnetic strips to hold
  • plastic to protect the cutting edges.
  • I like eastern designs and as my new nestie was a fabby eastern design it was easy to see that was going to be my theme.
  • at least 4 pages, which ment 3 inner and 1 for the cover.

I didnt have 3 A4 all the same, but I had some thick 120gsm, printer card, so I set too and designed my own.

Next I put the cover card through my embossing folder for a snake skin effect. Using my new cutter I make an apperture, then using a sepia ink pad I distressed the cover to bring up the texture.
I distressed a sand piece of card and putting it behind the apperature. Some die cut letters on the top completed the the outer cover.
From trimming the top and bottom to fit the embossing folder I made a couple of straps to secure the bucle and strap.

I then took one of the 3 card pieces and sewed it to the top part. the next 2 pieces were stuck together back to back and folded into a booklet. Adhered magnetic strips on the page.

I took 2 clear postcard protectors and cut the sides so that only the bottom piece remained. I used 2 brads to secure it to the pages, so it was either side.
From the brad holes I hung some charms.

A second booklet for one of my friends was made in the same way.


  1. Fantastic books and I love that fake leather look :) Kay x

  2. oh shendy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wot a beautiful book. Its lovely