Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Guest Designer at Anything Goes

This is my second project as GD at Anything Goes. For the challenge we were asked to alter something like a box, bag, tag etc.. I made a mini book of photos of our daughters various hair colours and styles; the pages are made from letter sized manilla envelopes which fold and stick together to form the spine.

Here's a quick tutorial on how I put the pages together.
Seal the envelopes - I used 11 but you can use as many or as few as you choose. Trim a sliver of both short ends  - essentially making a tube.

Score and fold all the envelopes at 3"

Apply DST to the short side, ensuring that you leave a gap of about 1/4" from the fold - this is essential as it allows your book to expand.

 Remove the tape and stick the pages one on top of the next - a long page sticks to a short page for each leaf.

Decorate your pages, adding folded papers to form flaps coming out of the long pockets.

Add paper covered chipboard covers.

Thanks for looking


  1. This is gorgeous Tracy - I'd love to see more of it :) Sarah x

  2. Wow what a brilliant idea, it is fantastic.
    Suzie xx

  3. Wowww... What a fab clever project Tracy.. And a brilliant tutorial!
    Christine x

  4. Wow what brilliant project and loving the bright colours
    Emma xx