Creative Imaginations : Asian Fusion Purse

6.06.2009

Asian Fusion Purse Book

This was a fun little project that I created and that was posted on the Creative Imaginations blog the other day, it's a super easy one and looks pretty classy (that paper is just gorgeous!). Below are the project instructions:

Supplies
-One sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock or heavy weight patterned paper
-stock for the inserts
-Metal ruler
-Cutting tool or craft knife
-Length of ribbon or twine
-Adhesive (glue or double sided tape)

Project Instructions:

1. Take 1 sheet of 12x12 paper that you will use for the album cover. Cut it in half so that it measures 12" x 6". Score and fold at 5" and 10" along the long side.

2. Fold the album cover and lay it on your cutting mat. Measure .75" in from the top right hand corner and mark with a pencil. Lay your ruler in line with the top mark and the bottom right hand corner. Cut away the excess.

3. Repeat step two for the left hand side.

4. Cut the front panel from coordinating paper to measure 5¾" x 4¾". As with the album cover you will need to trim off the excess with a craft knife.

5. Cut two page inserts each measuring 5¾" x 9½". Fold them in half. Cut off the excess exactly as you did in step 4 for the front panel being careful to ensure the gradient of the cuts are the same. I have used my corner punch to give it a nicer rounder look.

6. Assembling the album: Punch two small holes along the fold of the album inserts ¾" in from each side. Do the same for the album cover on the fold between the front flap and the back cover. Put your album together with the inserts. Tie a knot at one end of the length of ribbon, thread it up through the inserts and cover and back in again. Tie another knot.

All done!

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Pamela said...

That's beautiful! LOVE that paper!

Terri Davenport said...

This is beautiful! So creative!

Patty said...

Adorable!