I wanted to try making the cut&fold versions a little nicer, because the edges of the pages could get a bit ragged over time, I think. It occurred to me that folding the folded-edge pages deeper, then folding the pages to be cut just a bit, would possibly work to make it all a bit more substantial. Also, the extra thickness would make even a few lines look fat:
I think it DOES work. I folded the alternating folded edge pages to about 1 1/2 inches, then folded the pages to be cut to just overlap the edge. The design was my daughter’s name (at her request!) and it used about 110 lines,
You can see the cut edges look more solid.
And look how distinct the flourish is! I’m adding that template as well, download it here. I thought about doing the same flourish at the bottom, flipped vertically, but decided to go another way!
Wish I had taken a photo of the process, but basically I took a strip as long as it needed to be, and scored and folded an inch either side. I stuck the photos to it with very thick pop-dots so the really stood out. Slipping the scored and folded tabs in between the pages, I stuck them to the pages. That makes it all stand out from the surface quite nicely. These are photos of DD with her helper at her disability skating group Spice (Special People on Ice) – Spice is one of the things she loves best in life.
I did use another Basic Grey line, (Dawson, I think) but one that is the boyish companion to the girly version (Sophie?) but the colours worked perfectly with the outfits.
Another project that manages to mix scrapbooking with book folding! I like it. The cut&fold method seems to lend itself to adding photos to the face of the book, unlike the proper folded versions.
I may have to figure out one to make for DS, so I can properly photograph it and do a tutorial. I am well out of practice LOL! Will be on the lookout for used book shops this weekend…