Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dahlia Flutter Book

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Dahlia Blog Hop

I've put together a Flutter Book featuring the Dahlia Club Stamp paper collection.

The printed papers wrap the outside of the book, and the plain papers (plus one sheet of white) completes the inside.

Before I get started, take a moment to Pin the image below so you can find the project when you're ready to make your own flutter book . . .

Cut one 8.5x11 Orange, Yellow, Pink, Black and one additional 8.5x11 White Plain horizontally at 5.5". Score and fold each 5.5x8.5 horizontally at 4.25". Stamp the book pages if desired.

Pierce stitching holes into the fold of each page at .75 and 4.75". Thread a needle with waxed linen and stitch pages together in pairs of matching colors with a simple pamphlet stitch.

Plan the order of the pages in the book.

Nest the page pairs in order.

Trim excess paper from the right edges of the pages to match the width of the first page.

Glue the outside edges of the pink pages to the nearest black page.

Next, glue the outside edges of the black pages to the nearest yellow page.

Continue adhering the yellow to white, and the white to the orange.

To create the cover, trim one .375x5.75" Bookboard Spine and two 4.5x4.75" Bookboard Covers. Trim the 8.5x11 White Club Stamp Print to 7x11 and use to wrap the outside cover/spine, leaving .25" gutter between the spine.

Trim a sheet of Black Plain to 5.5x9.5" and adhere to the inside cover. 

As before, brush glue onto the outside edges of the orange pages.

Adhere to the inside front and back covers.

Decorate the 3.75x5" outside cover panel with a stamped sentiment and squares from the 8.5x11 Quad Print.

Get more Dahlia inspiration from Deb at DebDuzScrappin. Enjoy!

Thanks for fluttering by!