You will need:
-A magazine cover (or something equivalent; maybe a calender?)
-Colored Paper that matches your cover
-Glue or tape (glue works better)
-Pen or Pencil
- Ruler Optional:
Step 2: Make the Template
On your scrap paper, measure out a rectangle with the measurements of 3 1/2" and 3 1/4" like in the picture. The 1/4" marks aren't necessary, I just like to add them. Next measure out a rectangle that is 3 1/2" by 3/8". This will be the spine; cut both out.
Step 3: Transfer to Cardboard
Transfer the rectangles from the last step to cardboard and cut out.
Take the magazine cover and trace a box around it that is about 3/4" bigger than the cardboard. Sometimes you have to be creative to get them both to fit. I tilted mine to mix it up a little. Glue it to the cardboard. Add glue to the side and fold it over. Then cut a slit attaching the corner like in the picture. Tuck the flap behind the other page. Then cut a 45* angle and fold the next flap and repeat.
Step 5: Make the Inlay
Cut out a rectangle of colored paper that is 6 1/2" by 3". Next cut one that is 1 1/2" by 5"
Step 6: Mount the Inlay
First take the 1 1/2" by 5" strip and lay it underneath the sections, with the spine in the middle. Make sure to leave some space in between. Glue it in place, fold the excess down and glue that too. Next glue the larger rectangle on top of that. No cardboard should show.
Step 7: *Optional- Modge Podge It
Coat the whole thing in modge podge. It gives it a nice textured finish. Don't use too much, like I did.