Saturday, May 4, 2013

Quinceañera Book Card

I made this book card for my daughter Brianna who celebrated her Quinceañera last year.

I never got around to posting photos of her party or uploading my tutorial for her finally I decided today is the day :)
Keep scrolling down for the tutorial.

Between my friends and I we took 3000 photos, so there were a lot to sort through. I've picked some of my favourites to show you.

Her Grand entrance through her very bright TIARA

Happy Quinceañera Princess!

Our family

Her Cake

Gainsborough Greens Golf Club

Brianna exchanged her flat shoes for her heels

one of the 75 invites I hand made

Dancing the waltz to 'Cinderella' with her dad 

Here is the Book Card Tutorial.

             Materials needed
  • Card stock for book cover
  • Card stock for matting (or patterned paper)
  • Card stock for book frame
  • Scor-Pal
  • Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch
  • 2 pieces of ribbon
  • Glue
  • Scissors/paper trimmer
  • Embellishments as desired 

Book cover 
    cut your card stock 7" x 12" 
    score at 5 1/2" and 6 1/2" to create the book spine.

Book frame 
Cut 2 pieces of card stock measuring 6 1/2" x 8"
Cut 2 pieces of card stock measuring       5" x 8"

Using your Scor-Pal, 
score your paper at 1/2", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2",4 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2" 

Flip your card stock over and score at 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6" and 7"

Using a bone folder, concertina-fold the 4 pieces of card stock 
with alternate mountain and valley folds creating crisp folds. 
When you're done, they will look like the one on the bottom right corner.

The 4 pieces that make up the book pages folded.

Place glue on the edges of all the pieces that will join together.

You will attach one of the longer pieces to one of the shorter pieces.
Wriggle the corners gently into place until the 2 edges sit at right angles.

Add the third piece.

Then add the fourth piece.
Notice how I've left all the tops and bottoms of each piece to glue last.

Here's what it looks like all glued down.

This is where you will glue it to 
but before you do will have to 
mat and decorate your book cover inside and out

I have chosen glittered card stock but you can use patterned paper if you like.
Cut 2 pieces of card stock measuring 5 1/4" x 6 3/4"
Cut 1 piece of card stock measuring 7/8" 

 These will be matted on the inside of your cover like this 
but before you glue them down 
make sure you glue down anything else that has to be glued underneath them 
like ribbon, border edges etc
(view 4 pictures below)

Punch out 2 strips of border edges measuring 5"
Punch out 2 strips of border edges measuring 6 1/2"
These strips will be glued on the book frame to decorate it.
(view 4 pictures below)

 Punch out two 7" strips of border edges to glue on the inside of the book cover 
(view 2 pictures below)

Cut 2 pieces of ribbon measuring 7" and glue them 
between the matted card stock and cover.
 This will be your closure for the book once it's done. 
(view next 2 pictures)

The border edges and ribbons glued down before the matted card stock.
Remember to also glue down any ribbon 
from the front cover that needs to be hidden.
(view next picture)

The whole inside finished before decorating.

The front cover embellished

The finished Book Card

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope this tutorial has helped you :)

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