After many requests, here is a photo tutorial for how to assemble this simple junk book with a ribbon binding. With the right stuff on hand, I was able to put this together in just a few hours. Here is a link for all items used over at Alpha Stamps. I have also included a video tour at the end, if you are inclined to listen to me blather on about this fun little book.
I started with a few supplies from Alpha Stamps:
Tim Holtz Worn Cover
Sturdy Card stock Scrapbook Paper
Tim Holtz mini cling stamps. (fell in love!)
To start off, I cut 10 pieces of quality scrapbook paper to measure 8 3/4 inches long by 6 1/2 inches tall.
In order to mimic gilded pages, I added silver gilders paste to the edges It works very nice on paper as well as metal and wood.
Each signature is tied into the book with a bit of seam binding or ribbon. I tie a double not and be sure that the ribbon is lying where I want it.
Charms are then added to some of the ribbon strands. It is also a good idea to trim up the ends to make it appear balanced and finished.
And then you begin to embellish. I just love the new fairy vials, I simply added a postal stamp inside this one to make a clever charm. If you would like to take a closer look inside, and to find a few tips and tricks, I have included a video tour.