Friday, December 9, 2011

Covered books

I love covering basic school A5 hardcover books. It makes a personal gift and doesn't take a lot of effort. You can of course decorate as simple or elaborate as you want! This book is for a brother-in-law whom I've never met! We're seeing them for the first time this Christmas since they're coming to visit from Brazil. He's actually Guatamalan, married to an Argentinian (my SIL) and living in Brazil. A very South American family :)

The first time I saw this was on and it's worth watching since Gina's videos are always fantastic.
You can find her videos (part 1 and 2) here:
For those using A5 books, here are my dimensions for cutting & scoring:
Front and back DP:  8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Spine: 8 1/4" x 2 1/8"
Score spine at 7/8" and 1 1/4"
If you want to wrap the spine further underneath the DP you can make it wider.
See Gina's videos (links on top) on how to put this together.

I also used my Scor-Pal to texturise the first panel behind my stamped panel. I scored at each 1/8 until the 1" mark, turned it 90 degrees and repeated on each side.
The stamped image is from GinaK Designs "Tree Silhouettes". The "Notas" I printed from Microsoft Powerpoint.
Ink used to stamp: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Crushed Olive, Pine Needles

I'm entering this for the Scor-Pal Guest Designer call.
Also entered into: - Free for All!


  1. This is beautiful!And congrats on your guest DT spot!

  2. Love the book so pretty!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories!!!

  3. I love to use my scor-pal for adding texture as well! Nicely done!


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I was looking for a cool image for a teenager and found this gem at Mo's Digital Pencil: