Forget the envelope, once the money spent, it will remain a gift.
- bristol paper
- decorated paper (or fabric)
Step 1: Ideas Pages
This one was for a 16 years birthday, so I printed 16 gifts ideas on the bristol paper (7 cm x 10 cm).
It's easy to find nice pictures on the web.
Starting from upper left corner : a handbag / shoes / a wallet / a watch / makeup / books / films / perfume / candies / music / a dress / chocolates / a swimsuit / sun glasses / jewellery / "A trip to the moon... ... because you're special"
Everything a girl is dreaming about !
Step 2: The Spine
Cut a strip of paper adapted to the height of the pages (here 10 cm).
Fold it in 2 cm zig zag.
According to my number of pages, I folded two bands.
Glue accordions 2 by 2.
Be careful to stick them in the same direction.
You must get some kind of flower and not a winding mountain road !!
Step 3: Pages Assembling
Leave the first and the last petal without card.
Glue the back of a card.
Stick on a petal of the flower pushing it to the bottom of the fold.
Glue the back of a second card and stick it on the back of first card, on the same petal.
Be careful that the 2 cards overlap well.
Go on with all cards.
Step 4: The Cover
Cut 2 pieces in the cardboard adding 2 mm (height and width).
Cover as you want (decorating paper, fabric...).
Step 5: Finished Book
Glue the first petal on a cover, and the last one on the over cover.
Cut a piece of bristol paper and glue it onto the first cover to hide the petal.
Cut a second piece of bristol paper adding gluing flaps and stick it on the inside-back cover.
Let the book dry several hours before wrapping.
Don't forget the banknote !