I cannot tell you how good it is to be back to my normal self again. It has taken a full week to get my sleeping routine back into swing and I finally feel like...ME!!
This being said, I have been working in the studio non-stop this morning. On my Take Out Tuesday Ustream Show last Tuesday, I showed you some tiny little postcard books I purchased in Florence, Italy. These fast and easy little books are fun to make and I thought I would show you how...Great little stocking stuffers or lay one on each place setting on the Thanksgiving table.
Here is a couple of shots of the tiny postcard books I purchased...
So lets get started....
Cut (1) piece of cardstock to 1-1/2 x 2
Cut (2) pieces of patterned paper or in my case wrapping paper to the same, 1-1/2 x 2-inch size.
With a ruler and pen, mark over 3/8-inches from the right side and 3/4-inch top to bottom.
Place one of the pieces of patterned paper on one side of the cardstock with adhesive or glue.
Score the papers at 7/8-inch from each side.
Punch a hole as wide as the ribbon, leather or string (I used waxed string.) you will be using to close the book through the papers.
Insert the string through the front and splay out the threads on the back side and glue lightly.
Now place the second piece of patterned paper over the string end and to the backside.
Now for the postcard pictures...
You can grab the template I made here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byw1jq858UATRXdRSzVpVUFweUk/edit?usp=sharing
Using your picture software on a computer, make small thumbnail pictures that will fill in the template. You can either manipulate the pictures with your software to fit or you can cut them out and adhere them to the template.
Score in between each picture and accordion pleat the strip.
With a pen, write on the back of each picture sharing the location or other information.
Glue the strip into the book. Make sure the closure string is to the outside right.
Voila! You Did it! I hope you make a few...Like I said before, they are fun and easy to make.
Have an awesome weekend!
The Gentleman Crafter