This week I have mostly been celebrating my birthday (still a bit grim from BBQ Monday) and cheating ......
I have never had the heart to gut a book ....don't ask why, I'm not sure ...just seems kinda wrong some how ....kinda disrespectful .... but hey that's just me, I bought an old dictionary to use and every time I rip a page out I can hear my Nana tutting lol
Anyway during a blog hop I found this on my CB friend Gina's Blog... And immediately pinched it lol
Its a fabby idea and Ive thoroughly enjoyed myself this week making two, (you will have to wait for No 2) I've tweaked a little but not the dims etc. What do you think? I know its cheating but as a book lover who likes altered stuff, I think its a fanbloodytastic idea.....thanks Gina.
Stuff I used
Papermania 12 x 12 card stock (think it was Ornate Cluster)
Cream and Rusty Centura Pearl
Nesties - Beaded oval and oval
DI's -Vintage Photo
Woodware lace punch
Handmade roses from scraps of the left over card
Few bits from me stash - little flowers etc.
Hougie Board (not essential but really helps)
Here's the dims for all the bits, I used 12 x 12 stock but you can manage it out of A4
Book Cover - 1 @ 30.5 x
(scored @ 13.5 Cm's from each end)
Matts - 4 @ 15.4 x
12.9 and 2 @ 15.4 x 3
Patterned paper - 3 @
14.9 x 12.4, 2 @ 14.9 x 2.6 and 1 @ 12 x 9.5
(small one is behind the pages)
Faux pages - 2 @ 25.5 x
14.7 and 2 @ 25.5 x 12.2 (score at half inch intervals and fold)
Don't use to heavy a card stock for the faux pages its hard to fold, hold and glue lol
Please see Gina's Blog for the Full Instructions as its only fair you visit her too.
The fiddly bit is the concertina faux pages but worth the faff me thinks, just apply a little glue and ease them together, let each side dry before you glue the next or its a bit frustrating :)
(No? my Floor isn't covered in half stuck, full of fluff, concertina'd thingies)