Sep 7, 2010

Just One Sheet of Paper and a Bunch of Embellies

When I was in Rhode Island this summer I saw a plastic baggie tacked to a telephone pole with a bunch of little 3x4 inch books inside.  Each book was a little book of poems.  A sign encouraged us to take one, so I did!


When I got back to the cottage, I opened the little book up and saw that the book was made from one sheet of 8-1/2x11 paper, folded and cut a certain way, and refolded to make the book.

This poetry project is from a group called Origami Poems Project and they have a website here:


The website has a lot of info, including directions on making your own little book.

I tried the same method using my scrapbook supplies to make my niece a little birthday memory book.

I started with one 12x12 sheet of Jenni Bowlin patterned paper. This pattern is one of my all-time favorites:



and some miscellaneous embellishments:


I folded the 12x12 as they show on the website, and embellished each section with my Jenni Bowlin embellies.  I kept in mind which section would be the cover page, etc :



I cut and refolded the piece


to create the cutest little mini:









What a fun idea for a vacation, or a crop!  It's easy, easy, easy to do.  Check out www.origamipoems.com !

thanks for visiting! - betsy

9 comments:

  1. Awesome Besty!!! I'm going to try.

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  2. Betsy that is awesome! I have to link you to my post tomorrow! People will love this! TFS!

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  3. Oh what an adorable mini Betsy! Love the paper you used as the base and your embellishments are fabulous!

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  4. Hi Betsy, I'm one of the gals that helps with the origami poems project and I want to say, "hooray" for your book!

    Jan Keough, RI

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  5. Oh wow this is so adorable! A project I would want to lift, thanks for the idea. Great products for it too. As for your question on my blog. If you are asking about the sweet pea spray, I did cut that out after stamping it and coloring it.

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  6. Thank you for such amazing inspiration! I found my way here by way of 2 Peas - - and this is such a super cool idea!!

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  7. This is a cute project.
    I love your mini book.

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  8. This is so cool, Betsy! Love it!!

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