I mentioned before that I thought the cut&fold heart could for the basis for a fun scrapbooking project. And so it did.
I did the cut&fold, then removed the pages from the spine. I covered the spine and the covers
then re-stuck the pages to the inside.
and I punched holes at the top and at the bottom of the covers to run a chain, before sticking the final bit
Now, I wanted the heart to be wider, and the book more open. It took me a while to sort out how best to do that – turned out it was easy. I cut a handful (ok so maybe 2 or 3 handfuls!) of strips of black cardstock, and slipped them in between the pages (at every edge-folded page, not EVERY page) and that opened up the heart and kept the book fat and open enough that the chain stayed in place and didn’t slip down because the book COULDN’T close, even a smidge. I printed a photo and stuck that inside the inverted heart fold.
This is not a great picture but it is a more accurate depiction of the placement than the later one.
In the end, it looks like this – can you recognize Basic Grey Obscure? And can you see how skewed it looks cause of the angle of the photo?
I am so sad to see BG is over. I so love it. I have a box that has scraps of loads of early collections, hoarded. I thought I would add a couple of projects – still one of my favourite mini-books, also of my son and daughter:
That is a board book. From the front you read in to the middle, then flip it over and read to the middle out. How they’ve changed!
And one of my fave minis:
I would love a quilt made from this collection. Maybe they will convert to a fabric company instead…..