The Layered Book

There are many fun uses for the layered book and best of all, it is one of the easiest books to create. Only two items are needed to make this book.

Materials needed:

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  1. Several pieces of paper (use different colored paper for a more interesting effect)
  2. Stapler

Optional items:

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  1. Decorative edged scissors (for added texture on the pages)
  2. Washi tape (to cover the staples and create a colorful bookbinding)
  3. Bone Folder

Instructions:

1) (Optional step) If you want edged paper, begin by cutting both of the short ends of the sheet with scissors.

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2) Stack the paper in layers with about 1 inch between the edge of each sheet. You can measure it with a ruler or make an estimated guess – “eyeball it.” You may also make the layers wider or narrower, depending on your preference.

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3) Tap the long side of the papers on the table to ensure the sides are lined up.

4) Fold the top of the shorter side of the papers toward the bottom. When all layers are about an inch apart (or evenly spread out), then carefully make a light crease in the paper.

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5) If the pages from the light crease look even, then, use a bone folder or the side of scissors to make a permanent crease in the fold. If the papers aren’t lined up, refold before creasing the paper with a bone folder.

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6) About a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch down from the folded edge, staple the fold about 1 or 2 inches from the left and right side.

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7) (Optional) Add a strip of Washi tape across the top, over the staples to create a decorative binding that covers the staples.

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Have fun filling up your layered book!

Check out the links on ideas of how to fill layered books.

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