A thin metal
straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing
against edge of the ruler.
white craft glue that dries clear
Small piece of aluminum
foil to use as a glue pot
Artist's paint brush to
1. Cut out all pieces.
Fan fold the three page panels as shown. The first
page is not as wide as the following pages.
Use a glue stick and coat the blank side of the
first set of page panels. Carefully fold the pages
pressing the glued blank sides together as shown in
the following photo.
Repeat for all three panels.
Stack three sets of pages in order and pinch with a
small black office clip. Place a piece of heavy
paper under the clip so as not to damage the pages
with the clip. Paint a thick layer of glue to the
entire length of the spine edge of the pinched
pages. Allow glue to dry thoroughly.
Find the fold guidelines on each page and fold the
pages as shown here.
Gather book cover and spine together. Carefully take
the spine and paint glue to its blank surface. Glue
directly to the cover piece. Fold and glue the spine
tabs to the inside of the cover. NOTE: there is a
spare cover with the spine built into it. If you
donít like the looks of the first cover, use the
spare before gluing the coverís end boards.
Fold the six edges of the book cover. Take care to
make the diagonal seams meet each other's edge. Glue
Glue the coverís end boards to the inside of the
covers. Leave the spine area open.
Paint another layer of glue to the spine area of the
Carefully center and place page bundle to the
unfinished area of the inner spine of cover. DO NOT
CLOSE BOOK! Notice how the book is propped between
the keys of the PC keyboard. The point is to keep
the spine in contact with the pages without closing
the book's cover and risk gluing the cover shut
Wrap dust cover at spine, making sure that the title
on dust cover is centered to spine of the book.
Press against dust cover at book edges. This will
give you easy folding guides. Tuck dust cover flaps