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Friday, 21 August 2009

Meander Book - Ski Slope

This is another project sample I made for a Christmas workshop I did recently. It's made from a sheet of 12" x 12" double sided Designer Paper. I came across the concept in a craft show I went to a while back called a "Zoom" album, photographic paper specially designed and pre-glued (all you have to do is peel off the backing paper) and it comes in an A4 sheet which you put through a photo printer, peel off the backing paper and it's a question of folding it to create this album.
Applying the same principle to a double sided 12" x 12" paper, score at 3", 6" and 9", turn paper round 90 degrees and score again at 3", 6" and 9". Now cut from the bottom edge along the 3" score line but only as far as 3" down from the top edge. Then do the same along the 9" score line, but only cut up to 3" down from top edge. Rotate paper 180 degrees so that both cut edges are now at the top.
The uncut edge is now at the bottom. Now cut at the bottom along the 6" score line but only up to 3" down from the top. Fold all your score lines. Then fold the pages in concertina shape, when you get to the end of the line, fold it under and carry on until the entire "book" is folded. Adhere pages together - only apply sticky strip to the sides if you want to have pockets, if not you can adhere all edges together as desired.

I punched a semi-circle through some of the pages to use as pockets for additional card inserts, some for journaling with and some to add additional photographs. These were stamped on with the stampin off technique. I trimmed a pair of blank beer mat coasters to a tad larger than 3" square and covered with Ski Slope DSP and bound it all together with the Bind-It-All. For the title on the cover, I stamped "Just for You" on Bashful Blue, punched out with scallop oval punch and matted to a scrap of Rose Red.
It's a great gift for a doting grandparent, or even a stocking filler!
Stamps: Ovals All, Snow Burst, Occasional Greetings
Inks: Bashful Blue, Versamark
Papers: Ski Slope DSP, Rose Red, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Oval scallop punch, corner punch, 1" circle punch, bind-it-all, blank beer coasters,
Grosgrain ribbon - chocolate chip, old olive, baja breeze, white embossing powder, heat tool


  1. Fab project Elaine, will have to give this one a go!
    Have a great day tomorrow, can't make it now unfortunately.
    Sam x

  2. Seen these online, but now I need to have a go on one - looks fab!!

  3. I love the binding to this Elaine, I have made these but never to look quite as fab as yours, thanks for sharing. I'm going to have to try it myself now!!


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