Faux Pages for Book Cover
Tutors 1 and 2
Tools for Assembling Paper Mini’s Kit
  • Metal straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.
  • White craft glue that is a “quick grab” “clear dry” type of glue.
  • X-acto knife with fresh blade
  • Small good quality cutting mat
  • A small black binder clip or two
  • Double-sided tape specifically for patterns and wood found in the Paper Minis kit for vintage catalogs
  • Sheet of scrap paper to make paper faux pages
  • White or off-white craft paint
  • Small flat artist's paint brush


1. This tutorial directs how to make two different types of faux blank book pages specifically for the Paper Minis vintage seed catalog covers. Cut out the catalog cover and fold spine against the metal straight edge.

Type 1 tutorial

2. If you are making wood pages, use double-sided tape to tape down the pattern against the wood and cut shape with an X-acto knife.

Paint the exposed 3 sided of the wood white or off-white to look like book paper.

Type 2 Tutorial

3. If you are making the paper version of faux pages, cut a long strip of paper that is slightly taller than your book page pattern. Fan fold the strip so the panel is slightly wider than you book page pattern. Check for proper thickness by pressing the fan-folded paper into the catalog cover.

4. Place a dot of glue to the center of each paper panel. You may take a paint brush and evenly distribute the glue to the center of each page.

5. Press fan-folded paper and pin tightly with a binder clip or two. Allow to dry thoroughly.

6. Place pattern in center of fan-folded pages, hold tightly with one hand and carefully cut around pattern perimeter with the X-acto knife. You may prefer to attach the pattern with double-sided tape. Some strength and multiple cuts are required for this step.

Post September 2007 instructions  do not require cutting. Pieces are all marked for you.

7. Paint spine area and front and back surface of faux paper pages with glue.

Back to type 1 tutorial

8. For the wood version, paint spine area and front and back surface of faux wood pages with glue.

9. Place the wood piece carefully into the cover and press tightly.

Type 2 tutorial requires same step
10. For the paper pages, place the pack carefully into the cover and press tightly.

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