Fun and Inspirational Book Tutorial By Jane Tregenza: Part 4!
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.
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 strong tape.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
An ABC Primer Collection
2x The Three R’s 1x Grammar School 1 x An ABC Primer
1 x Calico 1 x One, Two Buckle My Shoe 1/3x Building Blocks 1/3x Games and Playtime 4x Black Cardstock and 1 Cajun
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard phrase and Small Alpha’s
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 page.
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 page.
Your finished page should look like this.
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 Cajun.
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 your page.
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 flap.
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 finish.
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 flap.
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.
Bookmarks 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
Use 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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