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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Book tutorial

Hi there!
I'm sure you all know lots of ways to make books. That's essential for our hobby. Still I decided to share my idea because it's so simple :) If you have already met this way to make books and there's nothing new about it - I'm sorry to be boring.
What you need is: white acrylic paint, thick scrapbooking cardboard, knife, glue and all kinds of gift cards, certificates, tea boxes - any thin cardboard with fancy print.
1. cut couple of layers of scrapbooking thick cardboard - mine is 1,5 mm thick and I've made 3 layers - that would be a thick book.

  2. glue them together
4. paint the edges white
5. from your fancy thin cardboard cut the cover. with other side of the knife make lines for folding it. Leave about a mm or less from each side for the cover to look more natural.
 6. with your knife cut the lines for "pages". They shouldn't be deep. The book won't be openable ;)
7. Glue two parts together. Here you have it! :)

I know it is simple as hell :) i am sorry again if it's now worth reading - I just though it could help to find a use for cards, packages etc. :)
these books look good on a shelf and do not require a lot of time or money to make anyway ;)


  1. Hi Daria, super Anleitung vielen Dank dafür.
    Liebe Grüße Britta

  2. Grazie per il tutorial, io realizzo il libro anzichè usando il cartoncino con un rettangolo di balsa dello spessore che desidero e poi procedo esattamente come te. Può essere un ulteriore suggerimento, giusto? Cmq il tuo libro è perfetto, sembra reale!Un abbraccio Manu

    1. sure, balsa shall be allright as well :) It's just hard to get here, so cardboard is my everything for now.

  3. Thank you for this easy looking tutorial. I shall use it right away for the visitors note book in my mini gallery.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. This is the easiest way of making a book I have seen so far. I definitely will use it in future. Thanks for the tutorial, it is real handy!

  5. This is great! The pages look perfect and the book will stay level.

    Awesome thanks!

  6. Даша, спасибо за столь ценные идеи! Очень полезный урок.

  7. Thanks for showing how. It's always great to learn new methods. I love books, they are so good at creating atmosphere.

  8. Hi Daria, thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial!
    Greetings, Ilona

  9. love the book tutorial. :)

    I have an award for you on my blog if you'd like to pick it up? :)

    1. Thanks, Wendy!
      Unfortunately, I can't find your blog - it won't show up if I click on your name. There's a "Wendy hasn't shared anything with you." sign at "posts" and that's all. I would love to visit your blog if you give me the link)

  10. oops .. sorry about that.

  11. Hello tank you for wonderful tutorial!kiss

  12. Привет!
    Спасибо за урок! Мне это пригодится, когда буду заполнять полки книжных шкафов у букиниста!!!

  13. You've chosen a lovely and simple way to make books - thanks for sharing.


  14. Thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial, your books are so pretty. I will be adding it to my tutorial links list on
    A Big Mini Hug