Ballerina Brag Book – part 1

 Today`s workshop is part 1 of this Ballerina Brag Book – using the Newly launched `messy Rabbits` by Joanna Sheen  

1. Take a piece of A4 card – in this case it`s pink tapestry card just because I love the weight and the colour 

To make the front cover you will need to score 4cm`s in the leave a 1cm gap and score again – then leave 12cm`s and score ,then leave 1cm gap and score and then finally your left over piece should be 11.5cm`s – doesn`t matter if slight out as different paper vary   – if it overhangs the edge of the card when it is all folded up then trim down the front panel – then crease and fold your score lines to make your base of the book – the 1cm measurements are just to allow some depth to the pages you will be putting in  


2. Now score 3 A4 sheets of light card into 3 tri fold cards – I have used stardream card as it`s double sided and works well


3. At this point cut off 3cm`s of all 3 tops of the card – this allows the card to sit nicely into the outer case

Depending on how you cut it it might be best to cut the card open or if you have a strong guillotine then maybe folded – whatever is best for you and it will differ with what card weight you use

Below I have laid the card out the way it would be put together – it is best to do this to ensure you stick the correct sides together


4. Take your piece that needs taping down and with double sided tape secure the panels together – repeat this until you have all 3 pieces taped together


5. Now back to your main base card – using a fancy corner punch – cut the corner edges to enhance the card


6. As the inside of the card is white – I have inked the inside rather than covering the inside of the card – I have used Tim Holtz Milled Lavender – ink the page and allow to dry


7. Once dry stamp with a dark pink the ballerina dress – some with little ink on to give a faded look and then take a lighter ink for the ballerina shoes – I didn`t ink all of the middle panel as i`m going to place something over that

Now take another piece of card and matt it with silver mirri card  this will form the base for the concertina card to sit


For Part 2 – click here 



6 thoughts on “Ballerina Brag Book – part 1

  1. Well done Simone – you`re a winner
    Please can you send me your address – via YUKU if you are on Joanna`s forum
    Thanks again and i`ll get the sent out first thing Monday

  2. Thank you so much Suzanne. I found one eventually! I don’t understand how to send my address to you via YUKU and I am not a member of Joanna’s forum. Could you please advise!

  3. Not a problem – just a private message system so I could keep your address details a secret
    I`ll e-mail as i have your address come up on my end for this posting
    Many thanks

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