Hello, thanks for popping by to have a look at another of the fantastic Buildable Woodland Animal Die Sets. Today I've chosen Harry the Hedgehog, for this sample I made for the launch on Create and Craft tomorrow.
To make the notebook I started off with a sheet of A3 card, as thin as you can get, about a 160gms would be perfect although I had slightly thicker here so I used it up. I folded the sheet of card in half, opened it up, then folded in half again the other way. Open this up again and you will have four segments, fold these into the centre line until you get this
Craft Perfect Kraft card - 9558E lengthways to this measurement and glue on to one of your single sheets, wrap it around the spine of your book to keep your pages together giving a little room so you'll be able to open up your pages and glue to the other single sheet then trim off the excess. I distressed this with an inking brush and some distress inks.
Swirling Frame Layering Die Set - 1462E out of some lined papers I had in an old scrapbooking pad I had, I popped one on the front to place the hedgehog on and glued one to each of the pages inside.
I cut the body from the lighter brown in the Craft Perfect range and inked just to define the embossed detail, I cut the rest of the pieces from two shades of light Craft Perfect, Ivory White and Cream, with his nose out of the Dark Grey as well as his eyes. Because I use a Tangerine Die Cutting Machine it easily goes through two layers of card so I found I could cut the little ears at the same time, just to save time :) I distressed the pieces to make them stand out and glued all of them flat to the body before popping it on to the cover of my book with some 3d foam pads. I added the word 'notes' using the Clarice Lower Case Letter Die Set -1123E and some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red - 683N
If you have any Questions about how I made the book or indeed put the hedgehog together, please get in contact :)