I have a lovely stash of gorgeous double sided card, some are embossed and some are glittery. As it is such a shame to use only one side I thought I would make these folded books, so that both sides of the card are on show. I found the instructions for the folding from Alisa Bolden's book Expressive Handmade Books.
Both these books are made from 6x6 inch card and the finished closed book is 2.25x4.25 inches. I made full covers for them so that are completely enclosed when tied. One is greens, golds and orange and the other is pinks, blues and purples.
I so enjoyed doing these that a friend of mine is having a candle party soon and has offered to show some that I am going to make specially, to see if people are interested in buying.
Am not sure if the pictures show but there are little pockets that tags, messages or photos can be slipped into and the whole book can be embellished further.
Not a paint brush or pen line in sight, so this is a new thing for me. If Jennibellie is reading this then I am afraid that there is no threaded spine involved either, so technically I don't know if these are books. It is her cereal box journal that has set me along this path, so I suggest you check out her fabulous videos, I guarantee you will learn so much.
Happy weekend everyone!