The Prima Darcelle paper collection is beyond stunning and I love everything about it. This is a step by step tutorial on how I made and decorated a 3.5″ x 5″ passport book. This is one of my November ASC Craft Supplies design team projects. This project also uses the flowers and bling from the collection, as well as other supplies from stash which will all be linked below.
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ASC Supply List for this written tutorial project:
Supplies and tools from my craft room:
ATG Adhesive Gun
Tim Holtz paper distresser
Blue Acrylic Dots from Dollar Tree
Elastic Black Hair Ties from Dollar Tree
Victorian Velvet distress ink from Tim Holtz
3M 1/2″ foam strip
Step One: I used the Eileen Hull Passport Book die to cut out the spine, two cover pieces, and three inserts.
Step Two: I cut out four pieces at 3.5″ x 5″ of the paper I wanted to use for the cover and then attached them to the outside and inside of the cover pieces. You can use the die to cut these pieces out as well, but for time sake I just cut the rectangles, adhered them, and then trimmed off the excess. Once the cover pieces were covered I attached each piece to the binding strip per the instructions that come with the die.
Step Three: I used my We R Memory Keepers corner rounder and rounded the side of the signatures that is not rounded when you fold them in half. I do this because I feel it fits better within the elastic bands on the inside and doesn’t tear up the signature.
Step Four: I cut 21″ of the BC Hands seam binding and adhered it to the outside of the book directly across the middle. This will act as the closure for the book. I then took three of the elastic hair bands and put them so that they fit in the three notches that are cut out at the top and bottom of the book. These will hold the signatures and any other pages I decide to add later.
Step Five: Next, I cut out two pieces of the design paper to measure 2 5/8″ x 4 3/4″ and then used the Tim Holtz distress tool to distress the edges. I’m using these two pieces for the 2nd layer on the front and back covers. Once they were distressed I used the Victorian Velvet distress ink to give the edges a little bit of color. I used .5″ foam tape to adhere each piece to the front and back covers.
Step Six: I took a 4″ white doily and colored it with the Victorian Velvet distress ink using the new Scrapbook.com “round” blending tool. I then cut the doily in half and adhered a half to the front and back covers over just the area without the binding.
Step Seven: I cut out two 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ strips of the designer paper to place on the binding strip next to the each of the 2nd layers. I felt it looked too plain not to do this.
Step Eight: I used the Prima Marketing matching flowers and blind to decorate the front of the book and also added the blue acrylic DT dots. I used hot glue to adhere the leaves and flowers and Art Glitter Glue to adhere the bling. I use AGG to adhere any bling I use in projects, so they won’t fall off. Once I was done decorating the front of the book I inserted the signatures and will be decorating and adding other pages, but for now, I really love how the book turned out.
I’m going to be giving this book and the box I made in my YouTube tutorial as a Christmas gift. They go perfectly together and I think the recipient will really love both of them.
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