July 15, 2023
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Lydell has create a little fussy cut keeper, to house all her little bits and pieces until sh'es ready to use them. Lydell often fussy cut things when she's out, in bed, or watching TV and admits she's lost things before, not knowing where she put them when moving about all over the place during these fussy cutting adventures. So she made this little booklet. It's doing its job perfectly and love it. It's even making the creating part a bit easier because everything can see at a glance and can pick and choose what she wants when she's creating her projects!
1. For the cover cut 2 - 7.5" x 7" (front and back pieces) score 1/2" on 7" side and fold. Cut 2 1.5" x 7" (spine) Score every 1/2" and fold
2. Glue the spine pieces back to back, (green dots facing out to match the inside dot pattern) matching up the edges and the score lines perfectly.
3. Lay your zip bags on your spine piece- 4 bags on each side with the bottoms overlapping a 1/2" in the centre resting evenly on the spine piece. You need to secure the placement carefully with bulldog clips. The plastic is slippery and it's fiddly but the clips hold it well. Run two lines of stitching (either sewing machine or hand stitching) down each overlapped edge of the bags securing it in place.
5. Glue the flat (unscored) pieces to the spine piece on each side -overlapping the outside 1/2" score lines to construct your cover. (The 1/2 " scored sides on the cover pieces go on the outside edges of the cover pieces to form a type of box around the zip bags when tied shut.
6. Wrap a ribbon around the book gluing it in place. Add any kind of embellishments to the front of your book. (you may want to keep them flat and well glued down so you can travel with your little fussy-cut book without wrecking the cover.
7. Add pieces of copy paper cut to fit inside your bags (roughly 6.5" x 5.5"), so you can keep all the like fussy-cut bits together using both sides of the zip bag (16 pockets).
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