Carefully pull the
sides off of the empty ribbon spool, one at a time. You should have two
cardboard circles and
one thick cardboard ring.
Using the circle
cutter cut two 4" circles from the printed scrapbook paper. Place the
in front of you with
the printed side down. Center the ribbon spool cardboard circles on top
and trace the edge
lightly with a pencil. Remove the cardboard circles. With a scissors,
snips about 1/4"
apart completely around the paper circles, stopping at the pencil line.
a thin layer of tacky
glue onto the snipped edge. Place the cardboard circles back and
fold over the snips
and adhere to the circles to make the outside covers. Next, center the
circles over and
adhere for the inner cover.
Take one of the 5/8"
x 10" strips of printed-paper. Wrap the strip along one edge of the
ring from the ribbon
spool, folding half over to the inside of the ring. Glue in place. This
top edge of the ring.
Place the second strip along the inside wall of the ring, matching up
edges along the top
and bottom. Glue in place. Take the last strip and wrap around the
of the ring and glue
Center the ring onto
the inside of one of the covers. Place a thing layer of glue on the
edge of the ring and
glue to the inside cover. Let dry.
Making the pages-
Use the circle cutter
to cut out seven 2 7/8" circles from cardstock A and seven 2 7/8" from
cardstock B. Line up
seven circles, starting with color A and alternating the colors. Leave
space in between
them. Cut six pieces of the 3/8" ribbon into 1" lengths. Center each
the circles and glue
in place, linking the circles together. Place an opposite color circle
on top of the
circles, except for
the first and last ones. Match the edges and glue in place, sandwiching
pieces. You should
still have alternating colors for the circles.
Flip the linked
circles over. Cut a piece of the 3/8" ribbon 2 1/2" long. Place 1/2" on
the last circle and
glue in place like
the other links, leaving the 2" tail. Leaving about 1 1/2" of ribbon
another circle next
and glue the remaining 1/2" of ribbon on. Flip over the linked cardstock
the last circle with
the ribbon side down inside of the rimmed cover. Glue in place. The
extra length of
ribbon is needed
between the last circles to let the pages come out of the spool. Center
the first circle
with the ribbon side
down onto the inside flat cover. Glue in place.
Decorate the circle
pages as desired on both sides. Place circles back into the spool and
close top cover.
Decorate the top
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