Teach Me Tuesday - Tears and Folds
When I saw the theme of Tears and Folds come up as a project call for the Design Team I knew it was one for me. I add paper tears to almost ALL of my projects!! I love the texture they give … fast forward to my project … not a paper tear in sight!!! For some reason when I stood at my craft table I suddenly remembered a mini book I made years ago - created from folded cardstock. I remembered how much I loved that album… and that was it!!
One reason I went with a mini book was because I LOVE the Wildflower collection from Traci but had bizarrely started to hoard it (erm, it’s a printable collection … I can just print more!!!) so that reminder made me decide to use LOADS of it!!
To Create Your Pages
- Gold card stock in half diagonally
- Turn and repeat
- You now have an X fold on your card
- Turn and fold in half vertically
- Pinch the vertical fold and push inwards. The page will fold into a triangle.
- Measure 3 inches from the outer point and fold inwards.
- Repeat for all 4 corners.
- Unfold and now as you punch and fold manipulate those corners so the also fold in.
- You are left with a folded pentagon shape
- Repeat for as many pages as you want - I have 3 pages.
Create and Decorate
I opted to work with the gorgeous Wildflower collection for these photos of a springtime adventure with my hubby.
- Work from the bottom layer outwards.
- Remember those folds - either fold your papers, trim them smaller, or only adhere to one side of a fold so they act like a pop-up
Assemble your book
- Adhere your three pages together
- Opt to only stick 4 of the 5 sides if you want a pocket between pages. I did this for extra photos and hidden journaling.
- Create a cover that is 6.5 inches square.
- Add some to ribbon to tie closed your book before adhering the cover to the first and third pages.
- Embellish the cover
- Bask in the glory of your mini book!!
I created a little video to show you how to fold the pages. I also wanted to show you my finished book. It’s my first You Tube video so bear with me on that one!!
I hope you enjoy this project and the others the Team have put together.