Sunday, April 13, 2008

Next Book Steps: Five Little Words

Remember those "five little words" I asked you to decide on? Now's when you are going to use them. You are making your "self-definition" in these five words. They need to be precise, and tell about a specific part of yourself. If you haven't thought of your five words--do it now! Write down a little blurb about why you picked that specific word. In this page, we'll be making a "waterfall fold" for our five words. It's a bit tricky--and at the same time, pretty simple. Here are the original pictures of my book:
When you pull the tab, the pages flip up and under each other. This is a great time to use a Scor-it Board or other scoring tool. It keeps things very precise and neat. If you don't have one, don't worry. You can just use a ruler and a bone folder or dry-embossing stylus. First, cut out 5 squares that are 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches. These are the "pages" of your waterfall fold. You'll also need a 10"x2.5" strip of cardstock. This is what your "pages will be adhered to. Lastly, you'll need a base for your waterfall fold to adhere to. I used a strip that's 1.5"x6 inches (it's the one with the chipboard circles on it).
Tomorrow, I'll post some specific, step-by-step instruction for the waterfall fold. Start with this for now.
Enjoy!

1 comment:

Satina said...

This is very CUTE! I love this waterfall design! I am just intimidated to try this. But someday I should just do it, it would be a great keepsake for the children! You are so immensely talented!