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Craft a cute bird­cage us­ing an old book

Quick Cards Magazine - - Welcome - By Vicky Sheri­dan

Book fold­ing is one of those tech­niques that looks a lot trick­ier to master than it ac­tu­ally is. If you’ve ever looked at it and told your­self that it’s sure to be too dif­fi­cult for you, think again! This stun­ning folded book bird­cage is a lit­tle time con­sum­ing to put to­gether, but the method be­hind it is so sim­ple. Plus, the end re­sult makes it well worth the ef­fort. Dec­o­rate yours with flow­ers, rib­bons and die-cut but­ter­flies – or any­thing else you fancy!

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When all pages have been folded, re­move the cover, stick a loop of rib­bon to the top of the spine, bend around and stick the first and last pages to­gether. card­makingand­pa­per­craft.com Open a pa­per­back book (around 400 pages and 13x20cm works well). Fold down the top cor­ner of the first page to­wards the spine, stop­ping where the lines of text be­gin. Add a length of lace around the bot­tom edge, se­cur­ing with a hot glue gun. Make a dec­o­ra­tive bor­der from card, as shown, and stick around the top edge. Fold in the out­side edge of the page to­wards the spine, again stop­ping at the start of the lines of text. Con­tinue to fold each page in the same way. Dec­o­rate the bird­cage with pa­per flow­ers and die-cut leaf sprays. Fin­ish with a few die-cut but­ter­flies, a die-cut heart and a rib­bon bow, se­cured with a glue gun.

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