Sunday, August 12, 2012


Hi all 
Caz  here..... and its my turn to for Hostess Monday 

I am new to the DT, but thrilled to be part of a great team. 


I have decided to do a tutorial on how to make a book card. These are great for keepsakes or special cards for your loved ones.  You can even place a little gift inside as a surprise.
There are lots of tutorials on the web but but this is how I make mine, using A4 card.  
Products used from Digital Delights Store are:
Chillin out bookyworm (colored)
Chillin out bookyworm
Birthday sentiment set
Birthday sentiment set
Step One
You will need to cut 2 pieces of card 24.0cm x 12.5cm (approx 9.4" x 4.9")and 2 pieces 24cm x 14.5cm (approx 9.4" x  5.7")to make the book pages. 
 Step Two
You will then need to score the card.  If you don’t have a Scorpal which has cm on (which I don’t – MUST BUY ONE) you will need to mark it with a pencil at 2cm (approx 0.8") intervals so you know where to score it on your score board.
Step Three
Using an edge punch, punch along 1 edge of each of the scored cards as shown below.

Step Four
You will then need to fold them in alternate directions to make a concertina as shown below.You can stress the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks if you wish (this gives a great finish to page edges of the book) or just leave it plain depending on your style of card.

Step Five
Here comes the tricky bit of fixing and glueing the 4 pieces together to form the inside of the book. Fixing them together can be a little difficult, you just need to KEEP CALM and it will come together.



 Step Six 
Now all we have to make is the book cover. For this, you will need 1 piece of card stock 29.4cm x 15cm (approx 11.6" x 5.9"). Score a line 13.7cm (approx 5.4") from each side which will leave you with a 2cm spine in the middle of the card. Score and fold to form the cover and attach ribbon before decorating the card. This will be used to tie the book together. 

Glue the pages of your book to the inside back cover and decorate as you wish.
Congratulations you have now produced your own fabulous book card. 

Thanks for stopping by


happyscrapper on August 13, 2012 at 5:28 AM said...

This is great. I love it.

Wendy Hall on August 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM said...

What an adorable and outstanding tutorial Caz:)
Totally luv it!

Beverly on August 13, 2012 at 10:01 AM said...

Appreciate the tutorial...I need all the help I can get! ;-)


Veronica P on August 14, 2012 at 3:50 PM said...

I love this, thanks for sharing but wish the measurements were in inch's. I dont know metric...any help would be appreciated. thank you..:)

Wendy Hall on August 14, 2012 at 5:48 PM said...

Approximate inches have been added!