I have another Trendy Twine project on the blog today. I love this Candy Cane twine! It is one of my favorites color combinations. I was dying to use it to do a Christmas book after my Thanksgiving book turned out so great. I hope you like this one too!
To make the cover I cut a piece of red checked cardstock to 4" x 8.5". I scored it at 4" and 4.5" to create a 4"x4" album with a .5" spine. I embellished the cover with stamped stitches and a few cut outs popped up on foam dots. The finishing touch is the Candy Cane twine bow with a heart gem in the center. For the closure I cut 4 pieces of twine at 8" and glued 2 pieces to the inside front and inside back of the book then glued down a piece of patterned paper over the twine to finish off the cover and hide the extra twine. Now the twine can be tied in a bow to close the book.
For the pages inside I cut 10 pieces of cardstock at just slightly smaller than 4" sq. They are glued back to back to create 5 pages. They are then attached to the book with hinges made of 1"x4" strips of paper scored in half.
I hope this shot gives you an idea how the hinge works. I had the kids do a few drawings inside for their grandparents then a popped up a few more cut outs. We also wanted to include a gift card in the book so I made a little pocket.
I just cut a strip of cardstock and glued 3 sides down to the pages with the top open to hold the cards. Added a sentiment popped up on foam dots.
This is a really personal, fun gift for any family member to enjoy. I am making them for everyone! I really hope I have inspired you to make your holiday gift books this year.
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Have a great crafty day!