This is one of the largest money maker for a craft fair that I have ever done. I never bring any home with me. And they can go for a really good price. I have the full video tutorial up for you linked above and below you will find all the measurements and products I used. Enjoy and hope you give them and try and if you take them to craft fairs I hope you sell out.
You will need 2 pieces of a thick cardstock that are cut at 7 1/2"x4 1/4" at the ends glue these two together making one long piece. Then you will score on the long side at 4 1/4, 5 1/4, 9 1/2, 10 1/2. Lay this piece aside.
Cut 3 pieces of 4x12 inch cardstock same color if possible score these at 4" and 8" and then glue the ends together making a long accordion.
Now it is time for your mats and decorating.
Mats for the cover are 4x4 inch you will need 4
Spine mats are 3/4"x4" you will need 4
Mats for the accordion fold part is as follows, 3 1/2"x3 1/2" back mat and 3x3 is the fornt mat. I used these measurements to save on my paper since I was using a 6x6 paper pad.
Spine top mat is 5/8"x3 3/4"
Top mat for cover is 3 3/4"x3 3/4"
Glue all your mats on and then it is time to embellish. You can either use a magnet to close this with a velcro dot or as I did a belly band.
The belly band is cut at 1"x12" and then I just fold it around my folio album. The glue on the back and embellish. That is all there is to this beauty.
Let me know if you make these or if you have any questions. E
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