Fabulous Holiday Book Tutorial By Jane Tregenza: Part 6!
Thank you for joining us for this spectacular post. Today, we have the sixth intallment of Jane Tregenza's book tutorial. If this is your first time joining us for one of her book tutorials you are in for a real treat. The book we are creating with Jane is spilling with fun techniques, beautiful details, and gorgeous pages. To view the first five pages click here:
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Jane Tregenza’s Book Tutorial
6th Page .- A Christmas Page.
All Images, text and Art work is Copyrighted.
“Tis the Christmas Season” I have designed a lovely Christmas page for you with a pop up element. So make sure you have a glass of something to help you relax!
Instructions for creating your 6th page.
Please follow the instructions carefully, lots of the papers are used in the mini book 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 there edges inked.
Please note, I am only human and do make mistakes, I have taken every care while writing the instruction, 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 Email me and I will answer as best I can.
Graphic 45 Print Papers from The Nutcracker Sweet collection
2 ½ x Nutcracker Sweet
1 ½ x Enchanted Journey
1 ½ x Holiday Magic
6x Black Cardstock
Imaginarium Designs – Chipboard Christmas Tree, Corners and Merry Christmas.
Tim Holtz Distress ink – Vintage photo
Imaginarium Designs Sponging block or Tim Holtz ink applicator
Color Box Fluid Chalk-chestnut roan color box fluid chalk ink pad in Olive Pastel.
Versa colour – Fresh Green & Brilliance Ink Pad- Starlite Silver.
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 12x12 Adhesive sheets
Cut your sheet of “Christmas March’ print paper in half at the 6 inch mark. Trim both pieces so that they are 6 inches x 9 ½ inches long. You will need to trim one back later on. Ink around the edges of both pieces.
Cover the back of one of the “Christmas March” with double sided adhesive or double sided tape. Make sure that the whole piece is covered in adhesive and not just around the edges.
Adhere it to your page with a small amount of black showing at the bottom and side of your page. It should go over the middle of your page with about an inch of it on the other side of your foundation 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.
Lay the second piece of patten paper onto your foundation page and match up the pattern in the middle of your page. Make sure you are away from the fold in your page. Once you are happy with how the two piece match in the middle, make a mark on the edge of the second print piece and trim it to fit on your page. You may need to trim a bit of the bottom of your second piece so the pattern lines up along the bottom. You are adding a border so it doesn’t matter if they don’t quite match.
The bottom of your page should look like this.
Place one of your sheet of “Endearing Sentiments” into your trimmer and cut it in half at the 6 inches mark. Trim both pieces so that they are 6 inches x 9 ½ inches long. You will need to trim one back later on. Ink around the edges.
Cover the back of one of the “Enduring Sentiments” with double sided adhesive or double sided tape. Make sure that the whole piece is covered in adhesive and not just around the edges. (Sorry, I have shown both pieces and with one already cut to fit my page).
Adhere it to your page with a small amount of black showing at the top and side of your page. It will go over your piece of “Christmas March” and it should go over the middle of your page with about an inch of it on the other side of your foundation page. Use the pattern on your “Christmas March” to help you get the “Enduring Sentiments” on straight.
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.
Lay the second piece of “Enduring Sentiments” paper onto your foundation page and match up the pattern in the middle of your page. Make sure you are away from the fold in your page. You may need to trim a bit of the top or bottom so the pattern lines up across the page.
Once you are happy with how the two pieces match in the middle, make a mark on the edge of the second check piece. Trim it back so the second piece fits on your page with a little bit of black on the right edge. Ink around the edges. Place adhesive onto the back of your second check piece and adhere it to the top of your foundation page.
Carefully fold your page in half running your fingers up the fold in the middle. Fold the whole page over and run your hand firmly along the fold to set the crease.
You need to cut the borders from your two sheets of “Nutcracker Sweet” From each sheet you will need to cut 3 borders. Each border needs to be about 7/8 inches wide. You will need to trim a bit of the green outer border off first.
Cut the top, left and right borders, but not the bottom one as the Nutcracker Sweet title goes over it and leaves a purple bit on the border.
It is important to get them all the same width.
From your 1/2 sheet of “Holiday Magic” print paper, cut out 6 strips ½ inch wide. Ink around every piece with chestnut roan.
Now you need to adhere each strip of “Holiday Magic” on top of your strips of “Nutcracker Sweet” print paper strips. Make sure your “Holiday Magic” strips end up in the middle with the same amount of “Nutcracker Sweet” print showing top and bottom. You will find that the green spot bit fits between the pattern edge on the red border bit and hides the writing.
You should have six pieces ready to make your frame around the page. Put them to one side to use later. Please note that due to a problem with the photos for this tutorial, I had to “redo” the page. You should not have the border around your page yet. In the following photos you will see that I have my borders done. Please ignore this, as later in the tutorial I will explain how to do the borders.
Now you are going to make the pop up element of your page. Please read each instructions carefully to the end before starting. This is not hard, just a bit tricky so best of luck – remember you can email me if you need help with this.
The pop up foundation is made up of three pieces of cardstock. You need to cut a piece 5 inches high and
8 ½ inches long. It needs to be scored at the above measurements. 0-1-1 ¾ - 6 ¾ - 7 ½
Cut a second piece of cardstock. It needs to be 4 inches high and 9 ¼ long. It needs to be scored at the above measurements. 0-3/4 – 7 ½ - 8 1/4
For your third one, cut a piece of cardstock 3 inches high and
2 ¾ inches long. It needs to be scored at the above measurements. 0 – 1 – 1 ¾ .Fold all three along all the score lines to make three “Bridge
Take your 1st “Bridge (5x8 ½ inches) Put tape on the 1 inch piece (7 ½ -8 ½ -at the right end) and fold it back
It needs to go on your page about 3 inches up from the bottom of your page. Using the pattern on the red print to line up the bridge, adhere it to your page near the fold but on the left side of it. It does need to be close to the centre fold.
Now this is the tricky bit and I hope you can follow what I need you to do. Fold the bridge over so it is on the right side of your page. Fold the last two score lines back on its self. You now need to put tape on the last end of the bridge (on the 1 inch bit).
Hold the folded bit that has the tape on it, down with your hand as you fold the whole page over.
Open it up your page and check that the bridge can stand up.
Now you need to make the second “bridge”. Put tape on the first ¾ inch scored piece.
It needs to be adhered to the first bridge in the middle of your page. Fold your first bridge flat and to the left of your page away from the fold in the middle of the page. Make sure it is well attached!
Lay the piece flat on your page and put more tape on the last scored piece (it’s the inch wide bit).
Now you do the same as before. Fold the whole second bridge over on to the left side of your page. It will sit on top of the 1st bridge. Make sure it is on straight. Measure in from the 2nd scored piece and make a mark at the 5 inch point.
Add your third bridge, use the five inch mark to line up the 1st scored edge of the third bridge. Once the two pieces are on your page should look like this.
Fold the last two scored bits at the left end of your bridge down and the third bridge down. Hold them in place with your fingers and fold the right page over and on top of the left. It is important that as you fold the page over, you push it down working from the middle fold of the page to the outer edge of the page.
Open you page up and check that it has worked. The second bridge on the right side of your page should pull the left bridge up as you open the page. The third bridge which is under the second bridge will stop the second bridge
from sagging. Just check again that under the second bridge you have a space of about 5 inches to be able to tuck some mini books/tags and photos.
Place one of your strips along the left edge of your page. You can have a little bit of the black page showing on the edge if you like. Place a second strip at the top of your page. Adhere it in the middle with just a little bit of tape. Place a third strip at the bottom of your page again with a little bit of tape. Leave the ends of all 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. Lay the fourth strip on the right edge of your page, the fifth strip at the top of your page and the sixth strip at the bottom.
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 and draw line with a pencil.
Following the pencil line, cut diagonally across the top strip only.
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 all four corners.
Before you attach each strip border, you need to cut them back in the middle where they go over the centre fold of your page. The bottom and top strip on the left side of your page need to go over the join in the middle of your page about an inch.
The strip border from the top and bottom of your right page need to go on top of the strips from the left side of your page. You need to trim them back, so they are not near the middle fold of your page. If they go over the fold onto the left side of your page then your page will not close and your border will start to lift off. Now you can lift all 6 pieces off and adhere them back down with tape. Hopefully your corners will still meet. Remember the chipboard corners will help to hide any gaps.
Your finished page should look like the page above. Now we can start decorating your page.
From your sheet of “Enchanted Journey” cut two pieces of print paper. One needs to be 4 ¾ inches high and 4 ¾ inches wide. Make sure the “sweets” are the right way up. Cut a second piece 3 ¾ inches high and 6 ¼ inches long. Ink around the edges and adhere them to the two bridges.
From your sheet of “Endearing Sentiments” cut out the postcard with the sweets on it and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Add it to the left bridge on an angle and slightly hanging off.
Add your post card to the left bride on a slight angle. Cut out the strip of Tin Soldiers from “Endearing Sentiments”. From the left end of the strip, cut between the third and four Soldier. Add the smaller piece to the left side bridge and the longer bit on the right side bridge. Make sure they don’t go over the join between your two bridges. It is ok to have a small gap between the two strips.Use the photo as a guide for placing it.
Cut all the elements from your sheet of “Holiday Magic”. You will be using some of these on your page and booklets.
From your sheet of “Holiday Magic” find your square with the mouse king.
From your sheet of “Endearing Sentiments” cut out the Nutcracker Sweets tag. Ink around your mouse king and adhere him to the middle of your tag. Mat the tag onto a piece of black cardstock. Punch out a black circle and a red circle. Glue the red circle to the black circle and adhere it to your tag. Punch a hole through the middle of your circles and tie some ribbon onto your tag.
From the middle of one of your “Nutcracker Sweets” sheets, cut out the tin Soldier and the Ballerina. You need to cut them both from the one sheet as you need the other sheet for a mini book Ink around the edges.
Put foam squares onto the back of the Tin Soldier and adhere him to your left bridge. Make sure you don’t have any foam tape at the top of him or at his feet. Only place the foam tape where he will be on the bridge.
Add your Mouse King square to your bridge, it goes over the top of the postcard. Add your Tin Soldier as well.
Ink the chipboard words “Merry Christmas” with black ink and glue it to your page. This finishes the left side of our page.
Cut out the Ballet Shoes square from your sheet of “Holiday Magic”. Mat it onto some black cardstock. Add it to the right end of your right bridge.
Now you need to ink your chipboard Christmas Tree. I used a color box fluid chalk ink pad in Olive Pastel.
I then inked lightly around the edges and up the middle of my tree with a versa colour – Fresh Green.
Finally I inked around the edges, Brilliance Ink Pad- Starlite Silver. You need to let it dry completely before you handle it or try to stick it down to your page.
I added a little bit of glitter to some of the leaves, star and flowers. Your finished tree should look like this.
Glue your tree to your bridge. Please don’t glue down every branch on the right side of your tree as you need to tuck your ballerina under the branches so she looks like she is putting the tin soldier on the tree.
Adhere your ballerina onto your right bridge. Put foam tape on her leg that goes on top of the ballet shoes square. Tuck your ballerina under the branches on your Christmas tree.
Add four black chipboard corners to the page to finish it.
Now it’s time to work on your booklets. Once you have all the booklets made, tie them together and tuck them under the bridge on the right page, as shown in the first photo at the start of the tutorial.
Mini Book and Tag Tutorial – Page 6
By Jane Tregenza
All artwork, images, instructions and design is copyrighted 2012
Mini book and tag for the 6th Page
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.
Mini Book – Cover
Cut a piece of black cardstock to 7 ½ inches high and 9 ½ inches long. Fold the page in half so that the booklet ends up being 7 ½ inches high but only 4 ¾ inches wide. From your 2nd left over sheet of “Nutcracker Sweet” cut a piece 4 ½ inches wide and 7 ¼ inches high. Ink around the edges and adhere it to the front of your book. Add four photo corners.
Cut a piece of “Enchanted Journey” to 3 ¼ inches x 6 inches. Ink around the edges. Mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Find your picture of the clock from the page “Holiday Magic” print paper. Mat it onto a piece of black cardstock and add it to your square of “Enchanted Journey” Find your “N” from your “Holiday Magic” and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Add it to your cover with foam tape.
Cut a piece of “Enchanted Journey” 4 ½ inches x 7 ¼ inches, You may need to use your ½ sheet . Ink around the edges and adhere it to the left side of your booklet. Cut a piece from your left over. From your left over sheet of “Nutcracker Sweet” print paper to 4 ½ inches x 7 ¼ inches, ink around the edges and adhere it to the right side of your booklet.
Cut a photo mat out of your black cardstock, it needs to be 4 ¼ inches x 6 ¼ inches and add it to the middle of your “Enchanted Journey”. Find your tin soldier from your “Holiday Magic” sheet and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock. Find your “Christmas” also from your “Holiday Magic’ sheet. Cut a piece of black cardstock 2 ¾ inches high x 4 ¼ long. Cut a piece of “Enchanted Journey” to 2 ½ inches high x 4 1/8 inches long. Ink around the edges and add it to the black cardstock. Add your “Christmas” square to the middle of the “Enchanted Magic”. Use four brads to anchor it to your page. It is a band that lets you slide bits and pieces under it so don’t adhere it all the way around!
Once you have made all the books and tags, you can use your leftover bits and cover the back of this booklet to hide the brads.
Cut a square of black cardstock – 4 inches x 5 3/8 inch. Find your ballerina from your “Holiday Magic” sheet and adhere it to the black cardstock.
Find your other ballerina from your “Holiday Magic” print paper. Cut a piece of your leftover “Nutcracker Sweet” sheet to 3 ¾ inches wide by 4 ½ inches high. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 5 inches wide x 4 ¾ inches high. Score one inch in from the left edge. Adhere your “Nutcracker Sweet” print paper to the right of the score line. Add your ballerina to the middle of your “Nutcracker Sweet’.
This is going to be a flap on the front of a larger card.
Turn the piece over and put tape on the 1 inch scored bit. Put it aside.
Cut a piece of black cardstock to 5 inches x 7 inches. Adhere your 5 inch x 4 ¾ inch black cardstock (it has the ballerina on the front) to the larger piece, it needs to have its scored bit attached to the back of the 5 inch x 7 inch piece. This is a flap and is attached to the left of the large bazzill rectangle.
You should now be able to fold your flap over.
Cut a piece of “Enchanted Journey” to 4 ¾ inches x 6 ¾ inches. You may need to use your 1/3 sheet piece. Ink around the edges and add it to the font of your piece of cardstock. Add a strip of candies/lollies from your “Endearing Sentiments” at the top and bottom. Cut a piece of your leftover bit of “Endearing Sentiments” it needs to be
3 ¾ inches x 4 ½ inches. Find your tin soldier print from your sheet of “Endearing Sentiments” and mat it onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere it to your “Endearing Sentiments”. All you need to do is add a photo to finish your card.
Once you have all your pieces finished, tie them together with ribbon and tuck under your pop up.
Thanks so much. To see more of my work, visit my blog: www.janetregenza.blogspot.com. If you need help completing your kit, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org" - Jane
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