I am really trying to get my paper stash down somewhat. I am slowly beginning to see some space in my paper box. It's a small space but at least it is progress in using up my papers! Some of the paper was Tim Holtz paper. I can;t remember the other paper so I'll let you know what it is next time.
Anyway, back to the project. It's book boxes made up to be a desk tidy.
I've started 3 "books" so far and have one more to make.
You can see the video tutorial by the originator HERE. She doesn't say what sizes her books were but I made mine 5x5 x2 inches. I guess you can make them any size you want.
My covers are made from two 5x5 inches chipboard/cardboard with a 2x5 inch spine. The "pages" of the book I made differently to the video I cut a strip of chipboard 1 3/4 inches wide and 9 inches long. I then scored a line across the strip at 4 3/4 inches and folded the strip to create the page effect. I adhered that using my glue gun. I covered the "pages" section with printer paper that I had run through one of those pleating gadgets.
Once I've done the 4th "book" I will add some embellishments and more decorations.
I have ordered some paper-mache book boxes that I will cover and use to keep bits and pieces on my desk as well as the desk tidy.