Deborah Reeve – Maze Book

    

 

    

Materials

  • 2 sheets of patterned paper- I used the large & small spotted sheets.
  • Selection of letter stickers & corners, paper flowers, gems.
  • 1 piece of Ribbon
  • 2 pieces of chipboard or mount board measuring 3 ½ inches square.
  • Bone Folder
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue stick/dots.

To Make:

  1. Take the piece of paper you wish to use for the inside pages (I used the small spots)
  2. Lay face down & fold in half (use a bone folder on all folds to ensure good sharp creases). Next fold the open edges up to meet the centre fold. You should now have 3 folds, making a W shape.
  3. Unfold the paper & repeat the folds in step 1. at right angles to the first set so you end up with 16 squares. (See diagram).
  4. Cut along fold lines so you end up with an M shape. All the squares will remain joined together. Cut up the first 3 squares between row 1& 2. Cut down 3 squares between row 2& 3. Cut up 3 squares between row 3 & 4. (See diagram).
  5. Now fold up the pages to make a concertina shape. Glue the backs of the pages together along the edges. You could leave the top edges open to form pockets if you wished.
  6. Cut 2 pieces of the other paper (I used the large spots) so it is ½ an inch bigger all round than the two pieces of chipboard. Apply a thin layer of glue to the board & position it centrally on the paper. Mitre the corners. Apply glue to the flaps & stick down.
  7. Put the covers face down, about ½ an inch apart, and attach double sided tape across the middle. Stick the length of ribbon to the tape. Now use more tape to attach the pages centrally to the covers.
  8. Decorate as required. I stuck in photos, added flowers, gems etc. and a title to the first & last pages. I used the large bloom folded into 4 to attach to the front cover.

Folding Diagram:

Arrows show cut lines.

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