Wednesday, June 16, 2010

thankyou book/card

Instead of sending a thankyou card that may get thrown out. I like to make these handy small books.
Great for 'to-do' lists, pantry needs or addresses.
This booklet has 16 pages folded in half.
Gather assorted papers and stack.

Fold in half and sew done the middle. Now it is a paper book.
Make a cover with wallpaper of scrapbook paper, folding over the edges like covering a school book.
Glue the flaps. Tie a ribbon around the spine and create a closure to hold it all together.
I take a length of elastic fold in half and insert ends in center of back cover near edge.
The elastic cut ends should be a good half inch inside and are glued down.
Then I cover the ends with a card, in this case a ticket from the Paris Metro.
Reinforce the hole in the back too.

The fun part is deciding how to decorate the front of the booklet. I make quick quiltlets and glue on.
This one is simply 2 pieces of French fabric sewn together, with a patch on the top and another on the bottom.
In between is a scrap of lace, a twist of gauze and an old button.
The little book is done, very fast and a nice little Merci from you!


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

That's a fabulous (and very beautiful) idea, Lilla! Thank you for the tutorial!

Debby said...

This is beautiful, great idea.

Createology said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful tutorial and thank you book/card. I love it! I have been making cards that are very similar to this. Very fun and practical. Happy creating...

Lottie said...

What an amazing idea - and yes it definitely would not get thrown out that's for sure!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Such a creative way to say thank you - as you say it will last and become a treasure to be handed down (yours would)!!!

Thank you generous Lilla for this wonderful tutorial.