Sunday, August 19, 2012

Book Cover

Making a User Name & Password Reminder Book
It is super easy to make a pretty book with out spending a lot. I found this black one with velvet stripes on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Awesome! ....if your a small child. Not so much if your an adult.... unless it was pink, maybe....Okay it would still be hideous, actually even more so if it were pink. Sorry to get a little off track.

The before:

I chose to use this double sided designer scrap book paper. I use scrap book paper for all of my decorative paper because it is thicker and more durable than wrapping paper.

All you need to do is this:
First measure the height of  your book and cut the paper to size. You don't even need to use a ruler if you have a paper trimmer or straight edge. Just mark the paper with a pencil. After cutting the height I scored the paper at about 1" from the end, wrapped it around the book and marked the other end, so that about 1" would be left to score. Like this:
I glued the flaps down onto the inside of the book, so that it would stay put, using double stick tape.
That's It! Your Done!


I like that the spine is rounded and not creased. I do realize that it will get dirty and possibly tear, but it's not something that I move from place to place. It won't even be used a-whole-heck-of-a-lot. It's pretty though, and that makes me happy. It's the little things, you know, so why not keep it simple? What do you think?
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5 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

I agree, keep it simple! It's very pretty and I think it's a great idea! If you want to jazz it up, you could! Either way, I think it's perfect!

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

I love that! Such a simple idea but so pretty when you do it!

Infuse With Liz said...

Great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Deanne said...

I have never seen double sided scrapbook paper. The one you have chosen is very pretty.
Thank you for visiting me and pointing out that I hadn't put in my before links. It was way past my bedtime and my brain was a little fried. If you want to revisit you will be able to see some befores.
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Shabby Marilyn said...

Great idea, I have been wanting to share my idea for passwords on a post, thanks for the push. I thought I was the only one going crazy with too many passwords!

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