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© Sara Sandberg 2017
Take the coloured cards that are going to be the background colour, and put double sided stick tape on the outside 4 edges of one outer side, so when the card is opened out it looks like this;
You are now going to join the 5 background cards together, the side without the double sided tape going against the side of the next card which does have double sided tape.
Do this until you have the 5 cards stacked on top of each other.
Cut 5 pieces of card 20 x 10 cm
Cut another 5 pieces of card 18.5 cm x 10 cm in a contrasting colour.
Cut another 5 pieces of card 17 x 10 cm.
Fold all the pieces of card in half to make folded squares.
Fold all the piece of card in half to make 10 x 10 cm folded squares.
Take your attached cards, and open the first page so that the pages open top to bottom. Take the double sided tape backing off one side of one of the middle cards, and line it up with the outside edge of the outer card as shown. Press to stick, and turn the star book round and take the other bit of tape backing off, sticking it to the book in the same way.
Cut two pieces of card piece of card 10 x 10 cm for the covers, and decorate.
Close the book, and put double sided tape on the outer side that doesn’t have it yet. Adhere a ribbon to one of the outer sides for tying the book. Take the backing off the double sided tape, and attach the cover. Turn the book over, and attach the ribbon in the same way. Take the backing off the tape, and attach the remaining cover.
Take the coloured cards that are going to be the middle colour. Take one of them, fold it shut and put one piece of double sided tape along the outer edge. Turn it over and do the same on the other side. Repeat with all the middle colour cards.
I only tell you to spin the book round before attaching the other side as I find it easier to line things up and attach them straight when they are the top edge.
Repeat this with all the middle cards. your book
should now look like this from above.
I find it easier to decorate the inner pages before I attach them.
Repeat step 6 to attach the inner pages to the star book.