A thin metal
straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing
against edge of the ruler.
quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear, and
a glue stick
Small piece of
aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
artist's paint brush to apply glue
2 small black
Cut out all pieces. DO NOT CUT FRONT AND BACK COVERS
Take the pages that have a white rectangle and use
the blade tool to carefully cut out each rectangle.
Fold all pages exactly in two. DO NOT GLUE SHUT THE
WINDOW PAGES AS IN THE NEXT STEPS.
Fold in half the color
pages that do not have cut out rectangles. Use a
glue stick to glue front to back of pages as shown.
It is advisable to use a glue stick, for wet glue
will rumple the pages.
Fold in half the moving inserts. Use the glue stick
to glue front to back of each page.
Take the wet glue and slender artist's paint brush
paint a very, very thin line of glue to the two long
edges of the page. The photo is difficult to see the
glue, but it is the shiny slender line along the two
Carefully bond the page shut against the glue. Next
take the blade tool and cut the finger groove along
the closed end as indicated by the darker color. Use
the blade to separate the front from the back of the
Let these pages dry thoroughly before going to the
Try to slip your first insert into its page. If it
doesn't fit correctly, use a metal ruler and blade
tool to "shave" off a little less than a millimeter
off both the top and bottom edges. Take the same
amount off the top and the bottom.
These will need to be
done in most cases. Trim a little at a time until
the insert slides in nice and easy.
Move the tab in and out several times to ensure that
it moves with ease.
Pull the moving panels out as far as possible. Stack
the pages in order and include the text pages. Line
up the edges that will fit into the spine.
Wrap two pieces of stiff paper around long edges and
secure with two small black office clips. The stiff
paper will ensure the clips don't dent the pages.
9. Here you see the
moving pages are a bit shorter that the text pages.
The tabs take the balance of length. I don't mean
for you to take the clips off, just showing text
pages are longer.
Paint glue along spine (nice thick coat) and allow
to dry thoroughly.
Use a metal straight-edge ruler and fold the six
panels of the glossy cover. Take care to make the
diagonal seams meet each other's edge. Please don't
over-work folds or the color on the paper will
eventually flake off.
Use the paint brush and paint glue to the tabs and
carefully glue into place. Try not to get glue on
the glossy surface--it doesn't come off!
Take the matte paper spine and place it over the
center area between the front and back cover. Paint
glue on the blank side of the spine and glue into
place. Make sure the glue is to the edge of the
spine, so that it does not separate from the cover.
Fold over the little tabs and glue into place. Allow
the spine to dry completely.
Use a ruler's edge and crease on either side of the
Glue the inner leaves/lining to the inside covers.
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
Prop the book loosely between two items. I use the
wide space 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. If the book cover
is closed against the pages, you risk getting glue
on the front and final pages of the book--and that
would ruin the pages.
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
in place. The book is complete!