How to Make Book Binding Cards

I really had fun learning how to make book binding cards, using a simple addition of a score line. If ever there was a class nearby, I would want to learn how to make books, real books!

The size of the “binding” portion of your card can be anything you want. The orientation of your card, portrait or landscape, can be anything you want. And the way that you cut your card stock really doesn’t matter all that much either, but I chose to cut a “hot dog”

A “hot dog” cut is long, 11″ x 4-1/4″, and I never cut my cards that way. Mostly because I have a thing about cards opening like a book and that’s what I’m used to. The way I cut a card at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ is called a “hamburger, no matter which direction you finish it, landscape or portrait.

Another thing about this card is the use of Designer Series Paper, which I hardly every use, right? I’m a rubber stamp artist and prefer to make all my cards with stamp sets. But today, I wanted to break out! The only thing stamped here is the sentiment and I didn’t even color the holly leaves or berries. I took my time criss crossing the twine and used Tear n Tape to secure the binding.

Have fun with this layout! I sure have enjoyed doing something a little different!

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