Hello, again from Northern Wisconsin where autumn is in full glory, have a look!
(Sorry, I know it’s a bit blurry, but my friend, Cat, took this while I was driving.)
But you didn’t come here for a weather update, that was just your bonus picture. Today, I’ve got a 2 part blog on Zutter chipboard covers. I will show three different ways I used them. Let’s get started.
So the first, and probably the most straightforward, is creating a mini-book. The covers I used here are Zutter Chipboard 4”x4” Covers.
I cut the paper down to size, leaving a ¾ inch boarder all the way around:
Next, I put in some score lines where I thought they should go. I wish I hadn’t, because I found it was easier to lay the covers down and fold the paper up and around them. The score lines weren’t perfect, so I ended up cutting another piece of paper, and not putting in score lines. But you decide which way you like best.
I cut little triangular notches in to make the folding easier. I get frustrated with “bumpy” folds, I’m sure you know what I mean. The notches eliminate that.
Then, standing one cover on its side, I glued the first long tab, then the flaps.
I cut a strip of acetate for the spine, I used the edge off a die package I had saved, and it worked great.
I applied red liner double sided tape around all the other edges, pulled the paper tight around the cover and held them there for a few seconds so the glue could properly set. I got out some pretty corner protectors and using my hammer, set each one.
I found a set of coloured cards I knew I would never use (I like white or black card bases) so I cut them to fit inside the book, used some baker’s twine to secure the cards to the spine, and voilà, I was done!
I had also made another book with a matching box as a gift for a friend, pictured here:
In part two of this blog, coming on Wednesday 7th November, I will show how I made a cute Christmas ornament/decoration and a snow globe. As always, I appreciate you reading and commenting on my blog. Until next time, happy crafting!
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