Christmas Storybook


I was asked by a friend to figure out a cute way to package a Christmas short story so it could be given as a gift.  So, after thinking about this a couple weeks, this is what I came up with:




I actually ended up finding a few Christmas short stories that I thought would work really well for this kind of format.  I couldn’t choose my favorite of the three, so I made a chapter book of sorts.  Three stories are better than one anyway!

I typed and printed stories into a Word document and sized the pages to be a bit smaller than a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  I stacked the stories and wrapped Real Red cardstock around to form the back and front covers.  I secured into place with giant hardware type brads.  I used some Round Tab punches as dividers for the story chapters.

I made a wrap-around band with a 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Real Red cardstock and half a scalloped circle adhered to the back cover and secured around front with some Basic Grey magnets.  Because I didn’t like the unfinished look of the band on the back cover, I covered the entire back with a piece of Soft Suede.

I finally felt the need to use the flocked dsp in the Christmas Cocoa pack – I’ve been hoarding it something fierce!!!  I really like it used on the front cover and didn’t feel the need to add a stamped image – I just added a gold embossed sentiment found in the All Holiday stamp set and finished the project with some Soft Suede snowflakes punched with the Boho Blossoms punch.

Now, I have to go make 24 more booklets…





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  1. LeeAnn Greff says:

    This is soooo wonderful! I absolutely agree with you on that flocked paper – this is the perfect way to highlight it!
    I hope you don’t mind, but I plan to case this in some way – can’t resist having one myself.

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