Thursday, September 9, 2010

Matchbook mini book made with Aug. Club Ruby Kit!

Hello everyone! I want to share my latest creation that I made using the August Kit from Club Ruby! For those of you who may not know, Club Ruby is a fantastic community of crafters who share ideas and projects with each other!  To see exactly what I'm talking about, check it out HERE! Now, back to this project.  To make the cover: Cut one 5"x12" piece of double-sided scrapbook paper, (I used Kraft paper); score and fold at 1.25" and 7" from narrow end.  To create accordion: Cut two 4.75"x 11" of cardstock ; score and fold one of the strips at 1" and 6" from narrow end.  Adhere 1" section of one cardstock strip to the back of the other one that is scored and folded at .50" and 6.50" creating one long accordion.  Fold .50" section at end of accordion back onto itself and tuck inside 1" section of cover. Set two eyelets through flap of cover and end of accordion to secure. Thread 1/4" ribbon through eyelets and tie in a bow. Embellish cover and pages as desired. Here are a few pics.  I'm thinking of making a video tutorial on this project because these instructions can be a little confusing so we'll see!
This is the front, closed.

The back

Inside front cover

pulling up the accordion

The back side of the accordion

Close-ups of some pages. All of the papers and embellishments are from the August Club Ruby kit. The only paper that is not is the Kraft paper used for the cover.  I cut around some of the designs on the patterned paper to create unique borders. Of course, I had to use my white gel pen for some stitching! 

A close-up of the closure where the pages and cover get tucked into.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to leave me a comment if you have a question about this project! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is so unique!!! You are one crafty person and creative. I still like the stitching!!! Mom