Monday, 15 July 2013

The Making of 'My Miniature World' miniature books!

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well and doing fine.

Today I will be posting about the making of 'My Miniature World's books. After the great demand I had with the first two books, I have decided to make one post for all the books that I have made so far and for those books that are still to come.  Basically they all follow the same pattern. Now You can Visit our page My Miniature World Books where you will find all our books for sale in kit form and Ready Made. We have over 50 books to choose from. Also you can visit our shop at Etsy which offers both in kit form and in download.


My Miniature World Books

Like you all know my books are all readable and have colorful illustrations. They are all designed by me and very easy to do. 


The indexed Spin of the books

My books are all indexed with a number on the spine and this will continue with every new book in my collection. 

Basically to make these books you will need:


1. To print the downloadable book sheet /s which you will find available above in the book list.
2. Card board (even from a cereal box)
3. Masking tape
4. Glue Stick
5. Scissors
6. A small piece of ribbon (approx. 3 mm wide)

Step 1:

After printing your book sheet/s, cut out the book cover and the book cover templates from a piece of card board. I find it easy by just sticking the template paper on the cardboard and cut them off together.




Step 2:

Using your glue stick, stick the cardboard cover templates close together inside the book cover. Make sure that the templates fit in the book cover. Then bend and stick the book flaps inside the book cover. 

Your book cover will look something like this once it is folded and closed.




Step 3:

 Cut out the book strips and fold them. Glue the ends of the first strip with the beginning of the next strip.The pages are alphabetic order in some books. The download books are printed in order so you won't mix up the  strips when joining them together. 


For those who get their books in kit form there will be a number written in pencil behind each strip so you would know what comes first and after especially in the story books.

After this step you will notice that you have the patterned inner cover pages at the end of the now long strip. Make sure that each page has been folded evenly. Then you can glue the back of each folded page.

Step 4:

Press the folds tight as possible. (You can even use a peg to do the job for you.) Cut out a small piece of masking tape and place it over the spine of the pages. This will help to keep the pages tight together and it will
be easier for you to stick the pages to the cover. Also before adding the masking tape you can add the piece of ribbon with a little glue at the spine of the book at the top part. This will be the book mark of the book.


Step 5:

Use the glue stick to glue the inner patterned cover pages to the inside of the book cover. Make sure the pages are lined in properly with the cover. Sometimes it is even better to position the pages with the book closed.

Step 6:

Finally find the center pages and position the book mark in the center. Cut out the extra length of the ribbon at an angle.



And this is how your book would look like. 





I hope that you will find this tutorial helpful to make my downloadable books. Remember that all my downloadable books follow this pattern. 

Also please note that these books can only be made for personal use. The book sheets and templates can not be copied or resold without my permission.

If you have any difficulty with any of the books please don't hesitate to contact me by email.  

Take Care and see you soon.

Hugs,

Rebecca xxx





15 comments:

  1. Hello my love! I miss you! This book printing project is so generous and wonderful of you, I'm going to try to collect them all so I can have a little collection of Rebecca! Hope we can catch up soon xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Erin, I would love to catch up xxx

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  2. Your books are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings, Faby

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  3. Even my faeries need to read a delicious book, thank you sweetie!

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    1. Thank you so much Trudy Anne for your lovey comments. xxx

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  4. Hi Rebecca! I love books and your mini books are beautiful to see! I really love the instructions and the original designs of your book collection. Keep up your great work!

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth. I am glad that you like them.

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    2. I like the idea that your books are readable and have colorful illustrations in them and these are the type of books I want for my dollhouse. Having miniature books in my dollhouse that have a realistic feel to them!

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  5. you should make and sell these books for those that don't have printers.

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  6. This is so awesome! I can't wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing, Love! GOD bless you! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much. I am so pleased that you like them. God Bless You too. xxxx

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  7. Just found your blog <3 can't wait to make your books - thank you sooo much for sharing :0)

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    1. Thank you so much Gwen, I am pleased that you like my books. xxx

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