W.C. Fields is credited with saying
«Never work with animals or children»
Today I am going to make my own quote:
«Never work with Glimmer Paper and Accordian Folds»
You know I love our Glimmer Paper more than my luggage, cause it’s tough and can take a beating, but for my project today I struggled with all the accordion folds needed for my Carousel Book. In addition, I was covered in Glimmer by the time I was done.
I went to Split Coast Stampers to find a 3-D project to share with you, and as soon as I saw this “Carousel Storyteller Book” by Bibiana I knew it was what I wanted to attempt. I’m pleased with how it turned out, and I think it’s going to look stunning sitting on my mantel at Christmas and through the holidays.
Carousel Book Insights
- This is not for beginners. I’d say it took me between 12-15 hours worth of work.
- I was determined to make the Carousel Book using only current Stampin’ Up! products, but caved on one of the panels where I stamped using our retired White Stazon ink. (Love that stuff). I also used ¾” Sookwang Tape for the cover.
- I used Window Sheets to line the inside panels because I wanted to be able to “suspend” images as if by magic!
- I’m thinking of attaching some Chibbi lights to the inside so I can illuminate it when I display it.
- Cut and fold all pieces before you get started. Assembly line production is a huge time saver.
- You will need 2 packs of Designer Series Specialty Paper if you want to use the same card stock for the whole project.
- You will need 2 packs of Glimmer Paper and 2 packs of Metallic Paper, all in Gold and Silver.
- You will need to both watch Bibiana’s video AND read the step by step instructions because the video has no speaking and the step by step instructions aren’t complete.
- I did not use a hot glue gun, as the instructions indicate, to attach the book to the cover, but the Sookwang tape I reference above.
- No need to buy chipboard – I just used the cardboard that comes in the packs of Designer Series Paper.
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