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« on: May 27, 2006 05:35:20 PM »

Here is a book I tried to make this afternoon. I thought I would capture it all on the digital camera, in case it worked and others may like it. So, here it is!

I started with 1 mini playing card (1 1/2" x 2 1/4"):


Fold the card in half, so that it is 1 1/8":


Find something for the cover, something that you like...I picked a notepaper from Michael's:


Glue to card to the center, leaving room around the edges. Also trim the paper so that it will overlap the card:





Glue the edges onto the card, fold over the pointy edges and glue them too:






Fold the card again:


Choose another paper, and cover the inside of the card, leaving an edge around the card:


Next, cut a few pages for the interior - I cut 3 pieces (2" x 1 1/4"):


Now stitch the pages inside - I used invisable thread, really strong and clear:






Next cover with wire-edged ribbon, gluing on the inside only (so you don't have glue on the outside of the cover):


Then, add satin ribbon to cover the edges of the wired ribbon (glue on the inside, and one dot on the outside), like this:






Finally, you are done with the basic construction, and have an adorable little mini book like this:


Mess around with the papers and ribbon (or whatever you want!). I'd love to see if anyone else makes these Cheesy These can also be done with any sized card, I just wanted a reason to use the mini cards Wink
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006 05:43:22 PM »

oh thanX, that's really cute!
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006 05:46:51 PM »

Thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006 06:57:10 PM »

OMG! I love small thingies. I must try my hand at that
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006 06:59:02 PM »

Thanks! It is super easy to do Cheesy I just winged it, but I know I must have been inspired by all of those hand-stitched book tutes here Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006 07:17:09 PM »

Oh, Tara1979!!  That is such an awesome craft and tutorial!  I'm really going to have to give this a try.  And a "This Rocks".  And add it to my Wists (which I use for keeping track of ultra-cool crafts!)  Thanks for taking the trouble to document your craft.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2006 10:45:36 PM »

Ah, thank you Fidget! I am so glad that this is of interest to people Cheesy I figured I should document it, since I tend to be lazy with things like this (make one then move onto another craft, lol). But this was so easy and fun to make, I am making more, and hopefully adding keychain pieces Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2006 05:47:47 AM »

I think I'm going to try this tonight, I've always got playing cards lying around from packs I lose pieces of *coughindrunkengamesofcards*.
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2006 07:18:54 AM »

I'm going to try it later today!
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2006 12:01:49 PM »

Wonderful Cheesy I'd love to see what you all make, so please feel free to post them here Cheesy
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