So sorry it has taken me so long to post some of these things! So this was a Christmas present I made for a very dear friend of mine with an exquisite name (gee.....it's really similiar to mine!) I wanted to make something special and thought a personalized memory book would be perfect!
First I measures and cut the paper for the front, back and to go around the binding. The next step was to measure out where to punch the holes for the woven ribbon (so they would be equi-distant) and then used my ATG and glued the binding paper to the front and back paper (STILL NOT ATTACHED TO BOOK).
Then carefully, I wove the ribbon through the punched holes until it was finished and tucked the last pieces of ribbon under and glued them down. Now the next part is what is tricky, you have to slowly glue the front page down, then glue binding down, then glue back down. Try to use something that won't dry too fast so you can move it around a little since this is one big piece you are attaching.
Then set something heavy on it and leave it alone until it is dried completely.
Once it is dried, go back and ink the edges - I used the Tim Holtz distressed inks in fired brick for the distressing on this one. Once I found the letter "M" I wanted to use on the front, I rubbed the Tim Holtz ink pad over it until it was the color I wanted. Added some crystals to the top and bottom of "M". Next I used my spellbinders nestabilities dies and cut the striped paper and backed it with black paper and cut an oval out of burgandy mulberry paper and then used a newsprint paper backed with black cardstock. Ink each piece and then layer them using pop dots under the mulberry paper.
Then I made the little crochet lace flower by weaving over and under through the edge of the lace and then tying the two end together. The little red rosettes were made from twisting ribbon and gluing them down.
The last thing I did was I found a rub on that I thought would be perfect for the right corner:
Hope you like it! I will try to work on making a step by step photo tutorial of how I make these books. It was by chance that I started making them but they have turned out to be the neatest little gifts to make people feel special because they are so personalized!
Thanks for looking!