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August 28, 2012

Fun and Inspirational Book Tutorial By Jane Tregenza: Part 2

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Tuesday and welcome to our blog today! We've got a super special treat for you all! Today we're bringing you part 2 of Jane Tregenza's amazing book tutorial! You've probably seen Jane's incredible books here on the Graphic 45 blog over the years. These amazing books often contain gorgeous paper layering, inking, pop-up elements, and imaginative uses of beautiful embellishments. Every page is overflowing with beauty. We're teaming up with Jane to bring you this very special tutorial series on the last Tuesday of every month. Today Jane will be taking you step-by-step through the book-making process. Follow her wonderful instructions in this monthly tutorial series to create your very own gorgeous book! In case you missed part 1 of Jane's tutorial series you can check it out here!

Jane Tregenza's Book Tutorial Part 1

Today you'll learn how to create another foundation page as well as Page 2 of the book and its accompanying mini book tag! Get ready for some serious fun and creativity! Take it away, Jane!

Black foundation Pages

Instructions for creating a foundation page:

Each month you will need to make a foundation page. For this you will need two black sheets of cardstock.

Cut one to 8 ½ x11 inches- set it aside. Cut your second one to 9 ½ x 11 inches. Please keep the left over bits as you will need them later on.

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The 9 ½ x 11 inches piece needs to be scored, place it in your cutter at 8 ½ inch mark and score it, this will give you a one inch seam.

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Completely fill in the one inch seam with strong tape.

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Carefully adhere the 8 ½ inch piece onto the 9 1/2 inches piece. Make sure you don’t go

over your scored seam, or your page will not fold. Once you have it on, carefully fold the page over to check that it will shut.

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Press firmly along the folded over piece, open up your page and check at the two pages line up nicely. Don’t worry if one of your pages is now wider than the other. You can trim it back to make them the same.

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You need to add some more tape along the join of your foundation page. Adhere one strip of tape along one side of the join and about an inch of tape on the other side of the join.

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A close up of the join with the tape each side. When you come to adhere your print papers, one piece will be an inch wider that the other page. The extra inch will need to be adhered over the top of the inch of tape on the foundation page.

Book Tutorial Page 2

Download JT Page 2 With Photos

A page for our partner, or a male in our life.

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Please follow the instructions carefully. Read each instruction to the end of the instruction before cutting. Lots of the papers are used in the mini book and tag as well as for your page, so you need to cut them the way I describe or you will run out of paper! All chipboard has been sprayed black. All papers have had their edges inked using Tim Holtz Distress ink – Vintage Photo and Colorbox Liquid Chalk ink – Dark Brown.

Please note, I am only human and do make mistakes, I have taken every care while writing the instructions, and hope they make sense. It is quite hard to write instructions as I know what I mean; but this does not always translate into the instructions. If you are unable to work something out, then please ask a question in the comments box at the end of the post and I will answer it for you as best I can. Or email me at [email protected]

Materials List:

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Print Papers

2x Genuine Article

1x Optical Oddities

1x Race for Time

1x Bazaar of Wonder

1x Apothecary

1x Counting Down

1x Mercurial Masterpiece

½ x Olde Curiosity Shoppe

¾ x Exquisite Motif

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard

IDP0021 Perfect Man

IDS006 3.5 inch Clock

IDT0020 Tiny Cogs

IDA0006 Alphas Uppercase.

4x Black Cardstock

1x Cajun Cardstock

Metal Brads

Tim Holtz Distress ink – Vintage photo

Imaginarium Designs Sponging block or Tim Holtz ink applicator

Color Box Fluid Chalk-chestnut roan

Brads           

3L 12x12 Adhesive sheets

3L Classic Black Photo Corners

Wet Glue

 

The instructions for creating your 2nd page.

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From your first sheet of Genuine Article print paper, cut a piece 8 ¼ x 10 ¾ inches. You need to place the paper in your trimmer with the print and images sideways.  Please cut the 10 ¾ inch measurement first, now remove your print paper and put in into your trimmer with the print so you can read it but upside down!. Now cut it back to 8 ¼ inches this will mean you are cutting the extra bit of the left end of your sheet.  Keep the leftover pieces for your Mini Book and Tags.

Cut your second sheet of Genuine Article print paper to 9 ¼ x 10 ¾ inches. You need to place the paper in your trimmer with the print sideways. Please cut the 10 ¾ inch measurement first, the remove your print paper and put in into your trimmer with the print so you can read it. Now cut it back to 9 ¼ inches. This will mean you are removing the extra bit from the right edge of your print paper. Keep the leftover pieces for your Mini Book and Tags.

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Now when you place your prints next to each other, you will find that you have removed the extra bits from the middle of your double page.

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You need to completely cover the back of both pieces of Genuine Article Print Papers with adhesive. You can use double sided adhesive paper or tape, if you use tape make sure you butt it together with no gaps in between each piece.

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Adhere the 9 ¼ inch wide piece to your black foundation page first. Try and have the same amount of black showing along the top and bottom on your page. Remember this print paper is one inch wider, so it will go over the join on your foundation page onto the other page. You should have tape on your foundation page to help adhere your print paper over the join. Don’t worry if your print paper is not on straight. You are going to add a border around the page.

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Carefully fold your page over, use your finger to run along the seam as you fold the page up and over. This will create a fold that you can see and use to line up your second piece.

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Now you need to adhere your 8 ¼ x 10 ¾ inch piece. Make sure you are away from the centre fold of your page or you page will not shut nicely. To make it easier for yourself, don’t remove all the backing from your adhesive paper or tape. Just take a little strip off. Then if you don’t quite line it up right you can lift it off and try again. Don’t worry about lining up the print up in the middle as it not really that important.

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Carefully fold your page over, use your finger to run along the seam as you fold the page up and over.

Fold the whole page over and run your hand firmly along the fold to set the crease.

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From your sheet of Optical Oddities you need to cut the following pieces as shown in the photo above. It is important that you cut it as shown, as the pieces are needed in the mini book and on the tags. Just put them to one side.

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From your sheet of Bazaar of Wonders cut the following pieces as shown in the photo above. We need the diamond border and black clock strip, the postcard, Olde curiosity Shoppe, the lady with the key in her back, and the eye chart. The rest of the pieces you can keep and use another time. Put all the pieces you need to one side.

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Now we are going to make the pocket. From your spare black cardstock, cut two rectangles 6 inches x 7 1/2 inches. We only need one for the pocket; once the pocket is finished you will be adhering the second one to the back to cover all the brads. From your sheet of Race for Time, cut a piece 5 7/8 inches x 7 ¼ inches. Cut the 5 7/8 inches first then cut the piece back to 7 ¼ inches. Ink around the edges and adhere it to your piece of black cardstock. You should have a little bit of black showing at the left end and at the top of your black rectangle, don’t worry about having any black showing at the bottom or if you have too much at the right end. We will be hiding the right end and the bottom with a border. Cut a piece of Ole Curiosity Shoppe, (it has black diamonds on it). Cut it to be 5 diamonds high and 10 diamonds wide. Ink around the edges and adhere it to your Race for Time print, it needs to be 5/8 inches in from the left edge, 5/8 inches down from the top and about 5/8 inches up from the bottom. Don’t worry that it is too close to the right edge.

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Find your piece of Optical Oddities, find the piece that has the glasses and words, use the above photo as a guide, you will need to remove the last word UNUSUAL to make it fit. Adhere it to your rectangle, it needs to be one diamond in from the left edge and near the top of your Race for Time.

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Find your postcard, cut a piece of black cardstock to 3 ¼ inches x 5 ¼ inches (use a piece from your left over bits-foundation page). Cut a second mat from your Cajun cardstock, it needs to be 3 ½ inches x 5 ½ inches. Adhere the postcard to the black mat then to the Cajun mat. Add it to your rectangle; it needs to be ½ inch down from the top of the diamond piece and 5/16 inches in from the left edge of the diamond piece.

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Ink an Imaginarium designs chipboard clock black and glue it your postcard. From your ¾ sheet of Exquisite Motif, punch a circle, and glue it to the middle of your clock.

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Choose an assortment of Imaginarium designs mini cogs, some need to be black and others inked with vintage photo. Layer the cogs on top of each other and then on top of your clock. Use brads to adhere them to your pocket, make sure push the brads right through to the back of the pocket. Once your pocket is finished,  adhere your second black cardstock rectangle on the back. This will hide the brads and make sure your tag and book don’t catch on them.

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From your sheet of Exquisite Motif, cut 6 - ¾ inch strips.

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This border is done slightly different to our first page, so please read the instructions carefully. We will be starting in the top left corner of our page, then doing the bottom left corner. Place one of your strips on your page, leave a little bit of the black foundation page showing. Adhere it in the middle with just a little bit of tape. Place a second strip on your page again with a little bit of tape. Leave the ends of the strips hanging over your page. You will trim them off later. If you mess up a corner the extra length still attached will let you do the corner again if you need to.

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Place a ruler diagonally across the corner and over the strips. Line up the ruler with the inside point where the papers cross and where the papers cross at the outer corner. Draw a line with a pencil.

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Following the pencil line, cut diagonally across the top strip only.

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Lay the top strip back down and trim the excess of the one underneath, using the top strip as a guide.

Once you are happy with your corner, repeat for the bottom left corner.

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Now we have the borders on the left side of our page ready. We need to trim our borders back in the middle of our page. These borders need to come over the fold of our page about one inch. You can cut the excess off with a pair of scissors. Carefully remove all three border pieces from your page and put tape on the back of them, covering all of the strips. Adhere them to your page in the same place, checking that your corners line up again. Once the borders are on, please fold your page so you can see the fold crease in your borders in the middle. You need to see this when we do the other borders on the right side of our page

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Now we need to place our pocket onto our page. It is to be a pocket with the left and top edge not attached to your page. You will need to put tape on your founation page, so the pocket is attached to the page on the right and bottom side and corner of your page only. Use the above photo as a guide. Please don’t worry about the right side of your page yet!

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Now it is time to do the  borders on the right side of your page. Start at the bottom right corner. Adhere a strip to your page with just a little bit of tape. Place a second strip on your page at the top, again with a little bit of tape. Leave the ends of the strips hanging over your page. You will trim them off later. If you mess up a corner the extra length still attached will let you do the corner again if you need to. Place the third strip on your page on the right edge and over the top of your two corner pieces.

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Place a ruler diagonally across the corner and over the strips. Line up the ruler with the inside point where the papers cross and where the papers cross at the outer corner. Draw a line with a pencil.

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Following the pencil line, cut diagonally across the top strip only.

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Lay the top strip back down and trim the excess of the one underneath, using the top strip as a guide.

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Once you have done both corners, you need to trim the excess off in the middle of our page. Go to the middle of your page. Find the fold crease in the border that is already on your page. Cut your top border piece so it is about 1/8 inch to the right of this crease. It can’t go over this crease onto the left side of your page or your page will not shut right and your border will not look nice. Now you need to carefully lift all three borders off the right side of your page and place tape all over back of them and adhere them down again in the same place so the corners line up and the end of your borders are where they should be in the middle of your page.

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Now we need to add some brads through the border and pocket to hold it in place. Measurer in from the right edge and add a brad every inch across the bottom of your pocket and through the boarder. Repeat up the right side of your boarder and pocket until you reach the top the pocket

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We need to add three brads to each corner. Measure in one inch and add a brad, measure up one inch and add a brad. Line the two up and add a brad in the middle and in the mitred corner. Do this to all four corners.

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From your sheet of Counting Down, cut a piece 3 ¾ inches x 8 ¼ inches. Cut a piece of black cardstock

4 inches x 8 ½ inches and adhere your Counting Down piece to it. Adhere it to your page, it needs to go on the left side of your page and ¾ inch in, and ½ inch down, from the inside edge of your border. Push four brads into the corners of your piece.

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Choose a 4x6 inch photo and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock, mat it again onto a piece of Cajun cardstock and then black again. The first black mat should be 4 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches. The second mat from Cajun should be 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ inches and the third black mat should be 5 x 7 inches.

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Adhere it to your page over the top of the Counting Down piece. It needs to be 2 ¼ inches in on the left and 1 ½ down from the inside edge of your border.

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From your left over bits of Bazaar of Wonders, cut a piece 1 ¼ x 7 ¼ inches and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Find your diamond border, it also came from your Bazaar of Wonders and cut it to fit on top. Add the finished piece to your page; it will need to go over your photo. Add four brads in each corner of your strip.  Add a chipboard shape with a punched circle on it. Push a brad through the whole piece to adhere it to your page at the left end of the strip.  Use the rest of the strip to add the person’s name to your page.

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Add your title to the top of your page to finish it.

Done, now we can start the mini book and Tag.

Mini Book and Tag Tutorial - Page 2

Mini book for 2nd Page

Download JT Page 2 Mini Book and Tags Tutorial with photos ready to print

Instructions for creating the Mini Book.

Please follow my instructions carefully, as you will need all the left over bits of your print paper. Remember to ink the edges of all the following pieces, except the black cardstock.

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From your sheet of Apothecary cut a piece 8 x 9 ½ inches, you need to place the paper into your trimmer sideways and cut the 8 inch piece first. Then you can cut it back to 9 ½ inches. Ink around the edges, please ink both sides of the paper.

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Fold the paper it in half, so that it is 8 inches high, but only 4 ¾ inches wide.

For your Cover

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Cut a piece of Counting Down to 3 ¾ x 7 inches. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 x 7 ¼ inches. Adhere it to your Counting Down piece. For the photo mats you need to cut a piece of black cardstock 3 ½ x 4 ½ inches. Cut a piece of Cajun 3 x 4 inches and adhere the two pieces together. Cut a piece of Mercurial Masterpiece to 1 ¼ x 3 3/8 inches, cut a piece of black cardstock 1 3/8 x 3 ½ inches and adhere the two pieces together. Find your clock border and cut a piece fit on your Counting Down piece.  Adhere all three elements onto your piece of counting down. Adhere it to the front of your mini book and add four photo corners and a chipboard phrase to finish it off.

Inside

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From your left over bits of Optical Oddities, find the piece big enough to cut two rectangles 2 ½ x 7 7/8 inches. Adhere them each side of the inside of your mini book.

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From your sheet of Mercurial Masterpiece cut two pieces, 3 x 7 ½ inches and adhere them each side of the centre fold of your mini book and over the top of your Optical Oddities.

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From your sheet of Race for Time, cut a piece 6 x 8 inches and fold in half, so it is 6 inches high and 4 inches wide. Adhere the back piece of it to your mini book placing it on the right side of the page, and to the right of your centre fold, as shown in the photo above. Use the left over piece of Race for Time, (it should be 4 x 6 inches) and adhere it to your mini book on the left side of your centre fold. Make sure both pieces are lined up but there should be a small gap in the middle so your mini book can close.

Inside Left page

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To finish the inside left page, find your spare pieces of Apothecary Print Paper and cut one to 2 ½ x 3 ¾ inches and adhere it to your Race for Time piece. Find the eye chart from your Bazaar of Wonders print paper and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock and add it to your page. Add a photo mat (3 ½ x 5 ½ inches) to the facing page to finish it off.

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Inside Page

Find your Olde Curiosity card and clock border from your sheet of Bazaar of Wonders.  Cut your card in half, and add each piece to the right page as shown in the photo above. Add your piece of clock border to the page; it will need to go about ½ inch up from the bottom. Find one of your eye charts from your Optical Oddities and trim it back. Mat it onto a piece black cardstock and adhere it to your page, add four photo corners.

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Cut two photo mats 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches and add them to your page as shown.

You can decorate the back page of your mini book using your left over pieces as you like, once you have finished all my instructions and know what you have left over.

 

Tag

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Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4 x 7 ½ inches. Cut a piece of Mercurial Masterpiece to 3 ¾ x 7 ¼ inches and adhere it to your cardstock. Find a piece of your left over Apothecary print paper. Cut a piece of the border part with the bottles on it. It needs to be 1 ¼ x 3 5/8 inches. Adhere it to your tag near the top of the spotty piece. Cut a piece of Genuine article Print Paper to 3 5/8 inches wide x 2 ¾ inches high. Adhere it to the bottom of your tag. Find a piece of your black diamond print, cut it to be one diamond high and 6 diamonds long. Trim it to fit across the front of your tag. Mat it onto a piece of black card stock, make sure it fits on your tag. Once you are happy with it, adhere it to your tag.

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Find your lady with the key in her back and cut a piece of black cardstock to fit in the middle of the square. Cut a piece of Cajun cardstock to 3 ¼ x 4 ½ inches. Add your Lady square onto it.  Add it to your tag to finish it off.

Once you have added your photos, you can place your mini book and tag into your pocket.


And you're done!

We hope you all had a lot of fun with today's amazing tutorial by Jane Tregenza! We will be featuring the third part of Jane's tutorial series on Tuesday, September 25th. We hope you'll join us! We will also have more gorgeous crafts and tons of inspiration for you on tomorrow's blog. It's going to be a beautiful day! Huge thanks to Jane Tregenza for her incredible work. We hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!

Happy Papercrafting!

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Comments

Thanks always love any new ideas for mini books.

Wow thanks for the inspiration!

Thank you for a step by step tutorial. The books is beautiful and I can't wait to try to make one!

Can't wait to take the time to make Jane's books! She is a wonder, and as far as I can see the instructions are very easy to follow. I'll know more later when I get out my paper. Beautiful work Jane!

Happy Tuesday!

This is awesome. Thank you for the step by step tutorial. This gave me some ideas for a layout I have in mind. Wonderful work!!

It is great having such fine teachers sharing their skills. Thank you.

All I can say is WOW...it's gorgeous...cant wait to try to make one.

Absolutely wonderful tutorial, Jane! Thanks for being so generous with both your time and creativity! I'm very excited about making this!

This is great, I love learning new ways to create books!

Love this tutorial............can it be printed out?

Wonderful Book!!!
Thanks!

Great instructions. Love the pdf!

Thanx so much for the tutorial it Rocks!

love the projects, and what a fabulous tutorial. TFS

I have been eagerly awaiting this second installment--so excited about making this book!

Jane your tutorial is amazing! great pics and tips!

Miss Jane's a genius!

Awesome project. Love the finishing techniques.

Love this book, stunning. Thanks for Sharing!!

Beautiful! Your pages are fantastic! Can't wait to try them myself! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Yay, page 2 of Jane's book! I was finally able to get some Olde Curiousity Shop paper and now I need to make some time to try and make one! Thanks for the great tutorial :-)

So nice! I only wish I had this talent! Thank you for the inspiration!

whew!
that was a long one
thanks for sharing

Wow, Jane's project is so fabulous! Thanks so much for the extensive tutorial and downloads - I need all the help I can get :)

This tutorial is a treasure! Got to start collecting papers.

Great tutorial!!

Thank you so much for the tutorial....awesome....tfs

Just lovely - thanks for the tutorial! I wish the paper was easier to find in my area.

Just soooo inspiring! Thank you!

Thanks so much for sharing your ideas Jane

this is great I have pinned both Parts thanks for sharing your inspiration

Thanks for the Fabulous Tutorial Jane, You Rock!

Beautiful tutorial - lots of ideas. I loved the mitered corners on the page. Beautifully done.

Fabulous looking result and great tutorial!

Thanks very one for the lovely comments, hope some of you are going to have a go at making the whole book, next months page is using the Little Darlings Collection of print papers, if you are wanting to get some.

What a lot of work you must have put into this post! Great job!

WOw!!! I love love love how you put this together!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

Amazing book and amazing tutorial!

This is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial :)

is there a video on how to make the foundation page and the mini album?
I don't quite understand how to put it all together. on the foundation page why is there so many strips of tape in the middle and on the mini album how do you stick them together to make it into a book.I would love to try making it but I am not sure how to do it.

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