This is the first card that we created at the South Burlington stamp club meeting. This card is a “Book Binding” fold, and I’ve wanted to try this for ages. Recently I visited Heather and checked out the swaps that she received featuring products from the July – December mini catalog. Several of the participants did different folds, and I was taken with one that used this fold. I decided that I just had to try out the fold and share it with the South Burlington gang.

The Book Binding fold really is quite simple although it may look a little intimidating. The only thing that makes it different is an additional score that allows the left side to become the “binding” for the card. To assemble, I taped the ends of two pieces of ribbon between the scores and then glued that section together with sturdy adhesive. The two sections then have matted paper to jazz it up. For this card I used elements that are in the Harvest Meadow Suite. I absolutely adore that suite – there are some gorgeous products that you can use for any occasion. You can check out the suite here.

Here are the dimensions to create the main card:

  • Crumb Cake (card base): 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Early Espresso (mats): 4″ x 4″, 4″ x 1″
  • Cork paper: 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Harvest Meadow DSP: 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Seam Binding: 6″ (2 pieces)

I hope that with these measurements that you’ll try making one of these cards yourself. It is a great way to show off some pretty paper and a great focal point image. The sky is the limit!

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