Welcome to another super day here at the Graphic 45 blog! We are so pleased that you are joining us! Today's blog is packed full of incredible inspiration. We've got Part 4 of Jane Tregenza's beautiful book tutorial. You'll learn incredible techniques to create the 4th page of her fantastic book. Plus Denise Hahn has a fabulous project on today's Craft-e-Corner blog that you're going to love! Today is also very special because we have yet another Graphic 45 birthday! Wow, October sure is an action-packed month for Graphic 45 design team birthdays! Today we're celebrating Maiko Miwa's birthday! We wanted to take this opportunity to wish Maiko a very happy birthday. She is a very talented and valued member of our design team. We adore her gorgeous designs and enchanting imagination. We hope she has a wonderful happy birthday filled with joy and fun! Happy Birthday, Maiko!
And now it's time for Part 4 of Jane Tregenza's beautiful 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. 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! Today Jane will show you how to make the foundation pages
that are used for each page of the book as well as page 4 of the book with corresponding bookmarks. This is going to be an amazing journey! So lets
begin! Here is
the first part of Jane's tutorial where she begins with the
foundation pages. In case you missed the first two tutorials in this
series you can still catch up by checking them out here.
Jane's Book Tutorial: Part 1
Jane's Book Tutorial: Part 2
Jane's Book Tutorial: Part 3
And now it's time for Part 4 of Jane's latest amazing tutorial! 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.
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.
Completely fill in the one inch seam with
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
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
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.
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 4
By Jane Tregenza
All artwork, images, instructions and design is copyrighted 2012
Download JT Page 4 With Photos
A lovely child’s page, this page has an element of surprise with a flap that opens up to show what is hidden
beneath! This page can be used for one person or many, as you can add bookmarks for each person under
the flap. If you wish to do this page for more than one person, then use a group photo for the main photo
rather that a single person photo.
Please follow the instructions carefully. Read each instruction to the end, before cutting. Lots of the
papers are used on the 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 –Vintage and Colorbox Liquid Chalk ink – Chestnut Roan.
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
The instructions for creating your 4th page:
From your first sheet of The Three R’s print paper cut a piece 8 1/4 x 10 3⁄4 inches. You will need to place
the print paper into your trimmer with the print sideways. Please cut the 10 3⁄4 inch measurement first then
cut it back to 8 1⁄4 inches. Keep the leftover pieces for your Bookmarks.
Cut your second sheet of The Three R’s print paper to 9 1⁄4 x 10 3⁄4 inches. Again you will need to put the
print paper sideways into your trimmer. Please cut the 10 3⁄4 inch measurement first then cut it back to 9 1⁄4
inches. Keep the leftover pieces for your Bookmarks.
You need to completely cover the
back of both pieces of The Three R’s 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
Adhere the 9 1⁄4 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.
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.
Now you need to adhere your 8 1⁄4
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.
Carefully fold your page over, use your finger
to run along the seam as you fold the page up
Fold the whole page over and run your hand
firmly along the fold to set the crease.
Your finished page should look like this.
Don’t worry about the middle of your
page not lining up. It is too hard to line
the papers up.
From your sheet of Calico Kids print paper, cut 8 strips of the box
print, each strip needs to be 1 box wide and the full length of the sheet.
Place one of your strips along the left
edge of your page. Try and make the
border fit so that you have the same
pattern at the top and bottom of your
page. Mark the edge of your page on the
border piece and trim the excess off at
each end of the page. Adhere it to your
page. Repeat with another border on the
right side of your page.
Start at the bottom of your
page in the left corner.
Attach your first border
across the page. Make sure
you start in the bottom left
corner with a complete
box. The strip needs to go
over the fold in the page
for about an inch.
Repeat at the top of your
Now you can do the border
on the right side of your
page. Start at the bottom.
Line up one box in the
bottom right corner and lay
the border along the
bottom of your page. In
the middle of your page,
overlap the top border onto the bottom border. Trim the top border strip to finish with a complete box. Make sure it does not go over the
join in the middle of your page. Don’t worry that the boxes don’t line up in the middle. You also need to
make sure that the top border does not go over the fold in the middle of your page. Repeat at the top of your
Your finished page should look like
Cut your sheet of An ABC Primer, to look like this.
You need to cut the equation strip first. Then cut the
bottom ruler, then the side ruler. Cut the middle
piece (the one with the images of the children) to be
7 inches wide. Trim it back to 7 3⁄4 inches high.
Keep all the pieces as you need them later on.
Cut one of the equations from the strip you cut
of The ABC Primer. Add it to your page, it will
fit inside the border.
Cut a square from your Grammar School print paper. It needs
to be 3 squares wide and 7 squares high. Adhere it to a piece
of black cardstock so you have a bit of black showing all the
way around. Cut a piece of Cajun cardstock 5 inches x 8
inches. Adhere the Grammar School print to the middle of the
Adhere it to your page and over your equation piece
of print paper.
Cut a piece of black cardstock 4 1⁄4 x 6 1⁄4 inches.
Cut a piece of Cajun to be 4 3⁄4 x 6 3⁄4 inches and
adhere the black cardstock to it. Add it to your
page; use the photo as a guide. You still need to
work on this side of the page, but you will do it
later. Now I want you to work on the right side of
Cut a piece of black cardstock to 7 1⁄4 inches wide by 8
inches. Adhere your square from An ABC Primer with
the same amount of back showing all the way around.
You are going to use this for a flap on your page.
Use one of your rulers and adhere it to your
flap with the extra bits hanging off each end.
Wrap the each end of the ruler around to the back of your
Place the flap into your trimmer and use a bone
folder to score a line along the edge of the ruler; it
should be about 1 1/8 inches in from the right edge of
your page. This will let you fold the page over.
Place your piece of One Two, Buckle My Shoe, in your
trimmer sideways and trim it back to
7 3⁄4 inches high, then trim it to 5 3⁄4 inches wide. You
need two pieces the same.
Add one of the pieces to the back of your flap.
Cut a piece of your Calico Kids to 7 boxes wide and 10 boxes
high. Add it to the back of your flap with the same amount of
cream showing all the way around. Cut a black cardstock mat
to be 4 1⁄2 inches x 6 1⁄2 inches. Add four photo corners and
adhere it to the middle of your Calico Kids. Add a photo to
Add tape to the 1 1/8 inch wide part of your flap.
Add it to your page, with the same amount of
background print showing at the top and bottom. You
will only have a little bit of background print showing
on the right of the flap.
Find the middle of the ruler width and
length. Make a mark in the middle, then
make two marks each side of the middle
mark. Each mark should be an inch apart.
You need five in total. Make a small hole
and add a large brad to each hole. Push
each brad through the page. This will make
sure that your flap will not full off.
Adhere your tartan print to the black cardstock. You
should have some black showing at the top and bottom
of your tartan print.
Lay it across your print paper, don’t adhere to the One Two Buckle My Shoe print paper. This is
going to be a band that you can tuck bookmarks into.
You will need to wrap each end of the tartan print to
the back and adhere it down.
Adhere the square to your page, it needs to fit under the flap, you
should not see any of it showing when the flap is closed. Cut a
piece of The Three R’s to 1 1/8 inch high x 4 7/8 inches long.
Adhered it to your tartan print. Add four brads, they need to go
through all the papers and the foundation page as well.
Cut a piece of Calico Kids, it needs to be
two blocks high and 8 blocks long. Adhere
it to your flap about an inch up from the
bottom. Cut a piece of Grammar School, it
needs to be two squares high and 3 squares
long. Mat it onto a piece of black
cardstock. Cut a piece of Cajun to 2 1⁄2 x 4
7/8 inch. Adhere the finish piece to your
flap over the top of the Calico Kids strip.
Cut a piece of black cardstock to 1 5/8 inch
x 3 3/8 inches. Cut a piece of One Two
Buckle My Shoes, to 1 1⁄2 x 3 1⁄4 inches.
Adhere it to the black cardstock and add it
to the middle of your piece of Grammar
School. Add a chipboard title to finish your
Find your second printed ruler. Cut it to 6 1⁄2 inches
long. Add a photo to your page. Adhere the rule over
your photo. Add a brad to each end of your ruler,
through your page. Cut the stack of books from you’re
an ABC Primer and adhere them to your page. Use
chipboard letters to spell your name. Ink them black
before sticking them down. To finish your page, add a large brad in each corner of
the borders around your page. Keep the left over bit of
ruler, you need it for a bookmark.
Now it’s time to make the bookmarks to be added to your page. The band that is under your flap allows you
to add bookmarks, more photos or even a sample of your child’s hand writing or even a picture that your
child has drawn.
Tutorial - Page 4
By Jane Tregenza
All artwork, images, instructions
and design are copyrighted 2012
Instructions for creating the Bookmarks.
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. Please note
that I have not added any names, dates for any information to my tags. You will
need to add your own personal details for each child to each bookmark.
Cut 3 piece of black cardstock to be 2 ½
x 7 inches. You are doing to use these to make the bookmarks.
For your 1st bookmark, cut a
piece of Games and Playtimes to 2 3/8 inches x 6 7/8 inches and adhere it to
your tag. Cut a piece of Calico Kids 1 1/2 inches x 6 inches and add it to the
middle of your check. Cut another piece of Calico kids to ¾ inches high and 2
3/8 long. Adhere it to your tag about one block up from the bottom. Add a photo
and personal details
one of your black cardstock bookmarks.
Cut a piece of The three R’s, you should have some left over from your
foundation page. It needs to be 2 3/8 inches x 6 7/8 inches and adhere
it to your bookmark. Cut a piece of Building Blocks print paper to 2
inches x 6 ½ inches. Adhere it to the middle of your Three R’s. Add a
photo, find your left over equation and the piece of left over ruler.
Trim the ruler back to fit onto
your bookmark and place the equation over the top.
Find your last black cardstock bookmark.
Cut a piece of The Three R’s print
paper to 2 3/8 inches x 6 7/8 inches and adhere it to your bookmark. Cut a
piece of Games and Playtimes to 1
½ inches x 5 inches. Mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Add it to your
bookmark leaving enough room for an image from Gramm ar School. I used one with the
letter that matches my daughter’s name.
Add a photo and personal details to
finish the bookmark.
Cut a piece of black cardstock to be 5
inches x 7 inches. Cut a piece of The Three R’s to be 2 ½ inches x 4 ¾ inches.
Cut a piece of One Two Buckle my Shoe to be 4 ¼ inches x 4 ¾ inches. Add it to
your black cardstock at the top. Adhere the bottom print to your cardstock. Cut
a piece of Calico Kids to
3 ¾ inches x 5 ¼
inches. Adhere the piece to the middle of your photo mat. Add 4 photo corners
to the print paper. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 3 inches x 4 ½ inches.
Add your bookmarks and photo mat to your
page. Tuck them under your band and under the flap on your page.
Wasn't that great, G45ers! There's even more fun happening today! Be sure to stop by Craft-E-Corner's blog today to check out Denise Hahn's incredible creation! Here is a sneak peek of her gorgeous craft. Hop on over to Craft-e-Corner's blog to see the full project. A portion of all of Craft-E-Corner's October proceeds goes towards breast cancer research. Hop on over to discover how you can help this incredible cause!
Thank you all so much for joining us today! We hope you enjoyed today's incredible tutorial by Jane Tregenza as well as Denise Hahn's project for Craft-e-Corner. We want to thank them both for their amazing work. Remember, Jane Tregenza's next book tutorial will happen right here on the Graphic 45 on the last Tuesday of every month. The next tutorial will be on Tuesday, November 27th. Once again, we want to wish Maiko Miwa a very happy birthday. We also wish you all a wonderful day! Please join us tomorrow for more fun, inspiration and smiles here at Graphic 45!
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