Kirsten the Bookmaker :-)

I couldn't help it. I had to make another book! This time it is an accordion book with pockets. (Can you tell making books is one of my favorite things!)

Here are the supplies I used:

To start I folded the cardstock to create the structure of the book. First I folded one of the long sides up 3 inches to create the pocket. Then I accordion-folded it. This made each panel 5.5 inches tall and 2 inches wide. 

Next step is to decorate the cover! I unfolded the cardstock and used an old key card to scrape 4 different paint colors on the surface. After that was dry I refolded the accordion and used the stencils to create texture on the inside of the book. To keep the pocket in place I used washi tape on each end to hold the sides together.


To further embellish the outside of the accordion I used a black paint pen to write a favorite quote in a loopy cursive style.

Now it's time to gelli print some tags for the inside of the book! I made more than I needed (which is easy and fun to do when you are gelli printing!). I chose my favorites to trim down to 2 inches wide and loop ribbon in the hole at the top fastened with a tiny staple. 

The book is now ready to be further personalized by adding journaling, pictures, ephemera, etc.! 

I hope you take some time and make a book this week!

Lisa Cousineau
Lisa Cousineau


1 Response

Jane E. Schneider
Jane E. Schneider

April 18, 2018

Love it! Can’t wait to make one – Merci’

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