It's Sunday with an Amazing Paper Grace project! I made a little booklet that I call Graceful Swirl Booklet. It's made with S5-368 Graceful Doily for the center medallion and S5-366 Swirl Background to cut design to cover front. Both of these dies are so intricate and beautiful! I also used S5-363 Swirl Booklet Insert to frame a verse inside front cover.
Graceful Swirl Booklet is 5 x 6⅛ inches. The cover is 100 lb. Kraft cardstock. Pages are ivory paper that's heavier than printer paper but not quite cardstock weight. I cut 5 pages 6 x 9¾. Each one was scored and folded. I nested them together to make a signature. Five evenly spaced holes were made with needle tool in the fold. I trimmed the outer edges of the pages even when they were nested together. I recommend waiting to sew the pages to the cover until it's finished. Otherwise, the pages could easily get ink on them.
To decorate the cover, I cut 2 of S5-366 Swirl Background from black cardstock to which Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12 inch was applied on the back. I must admit this intricate background cut the cardstock but didn't quite cut through the adhesive backing after 2 passes through die cut machine. That made it a bit challenging to take all the pieces out of it. I cut two so I could layer them together to be thicker. I fastened it to the booklet cover by peeling adhesive backing and pressing in place. I used my heat gun to warm the adhesive for a better hold. (photo shows cords at center....I redid that for the finished booklet)
My next step was to rub Distress Concord Grape ink over the entire cover. I used Black Soot to darken the edges a little.
The medallion from bottom up is a black cardstock circle base cut with Spellbinders Standard Circles SM #6 die. Next is a circle of black cut with circle from S5-368 Graceful Doily. Layered over it is a "donut" circle cut with both circles and outer pattern dies form S5-368 Graceful Doily. Cardstock had Adhesive Sheets on back which made it easy to fasten to the black circle. I rubbed Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso over it so it looks metallic. In the center is circle cut from black cardstock. It's fastened with E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser , my favorite adhesive dispenser when using Distress inks. The resins in the inks make it hard to get adhesive to stick. The E-Z Runner Ultra works! The last piece for the medallion is 2 of the decorative circle cut from black cardstock with Adhesive Sheets applied to back. I layered the 2 pieces together for more dimension. It's also rubbed with Iced Espresso Metallic Lustre. I added a bit more adhesive to the center with E-Z Runner Ultra for extra hold when I fastened it in place. Finally, a purple rhinestone is fastened in the center.
The last step is to sew the signature and cover together. I started at the top because I wanted the cord ends to dangle from there. I stitched through cover and pages to bottom and then stitched back to top. After knotting the cords together, I added some beads to the ends.
Inside the cover, I added an insert with verse on the first page in the booklet. It was cut with
S5-363 Swirl Booklet Insert from black cardstock. Verse is stamped on same paper as pages with Versafine Clair Monarch ink.
Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:S5-366 Swirl Background
S5-368 Graceful Doily
S5-363 Swirl Booklet Insert
Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12 inch
E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser
Other Supplies: Spellbinders S4-116 Standard Circles SM; DecoArt® Metallic Lustre: Iced Espresso, Gold Rush; Distress Inks: Concord Grape, Black Soot; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Clair Monarch; Want2Scrap Rhinestones; 100 lb. Kraft Cardstock; Black Cardstock; Ivory Heavy Text Paper; Black Pearl Cotton, Verse Stamp