Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Bragg Book in a Box

Here is my challenge for July.


This is a perfect christmas gift for granny's aunts and uncles or just fond memories



1 10in x 10in heavy or light card

1 10 1/4in x 10 1/4in as above


2 3 1/2in x 3 1/2in thick card album covers

5 6in x 6in paper for pages

5 2 3/4in x 2 3/4in card for photo mounting

5 2 inx 2in card for hinges

1 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 backing paper

4in of ribbon 1/8 in or cord

1 button


Take the 6x6 papers and place face down fold the sides to the middle [ like a gatefold]

accurately fold the corners into meet the fold line making 4 triangles,

Take care not to fold past the 1st fold.

Turn over and and fold the backs towards the front as far as the triangles

the sides shud just over lap. Do this to all 5 pages and insert the 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 crds tucking into the corners.

Take the 2x2 in pieces and make a fold diagonally.

Squeeze the pages and you will see a pocket glue the hinge front and back to the inside of the pocket

Take the next page and join simarilary take care NOT to glue the hinge too far in or the hinge doesn't work.

Do this with all pages making sure that some hinges fold frontways and the next backways, so you end up with a concertina of pages.

stick the last back page to one of the covers


The album cover has the hinge stuck to the cover and inserted into the book [12], the book side of the hinge requires adjustment so that the covers match.

Thread the ribbon through the button and glue to the back of the front page

Stick the backing cover to hide and secure the hinge and the ribbon. decorate as you



Take the 10x 10 in paper and fold

1] corner to middle all 4 corners

2]side to middle all 4 sides

3]undo and have a point facing you

4]cut on the folds made to the square 4 times as shown

5] fold points back in

6] lift the fold and tuck under side 4 times

as shown

Repeat with the 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 paper this is the lid

Stick the book back to the inside of the box and put top on. decorate box

Fill with photos of your choice and add embellishments


  1. WoW! That looks so complicated. Think I'd have to follow it step by step :) Lovely :)

  2. Wow ! your are a great artist i like your creativity it is brilliant . thanks for the tips i will make one if i had time .

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