Thursday, May 10, 2012

Carousel Book Card Tutorial

Well, here it is, and no wine was consumed during the making of this very LONG tutorial. I have just given the instructions for the basic card. Decorating it will be  your Job..

#1.  4 pces CS  28cm X 14cm, folded in half.
#2. 1 pce CS 24cm x 12cm, folded in half
#3. 1 pce decorative CS 29cm X 14cm (scored at 14cm and 15cm)
#4. 8 horses die cuts, I used these here from this kit
#5. 2 X 27cm Circles white thin CS for roof and base. I used a kitchen plate to draw the circles...
#6.  1 A4 sheet acetate.
#7. 1 wooden skewer (cut in Half)
#7. decorative beads.
#8  legnth of fancy ribbon/Lace.
#9. legnth of ribbon to tie book together
#10. 8 strips of CS 1cm X 18cm

Cut out all 8 horses and using silicone or foam, attach  the 3d pieces and put aside..

take the 4 pces folded CS,  use a small glue dot in the centre of 2 pieces to keep together and then cut a oval with a Cuttlebug or craft knife.
remove the oval and attach a pce of acetate in between the two pces and glue or tape them together. Repeat two more times so there is three ovals in the middle of the book.

For the roof and floor take a circle and fold according to the picture and cut out 6 sections. Accordian fold the remaining large pieces and emboss with a CB folder..
glue one section to the front and one to the back of the top. add a small strip of glue to the top of the three inner pages and attach to the roof. Repeat for the floor..

Now for the hard part..
Take the 8 strips of CS and glue two pces together leaving about 2cm at the top with no glue.. You should now have 4 pieces of CS..
Take Half of one horse and glue about  4 to 5 cm below the point where there is no glue on the strip. Turn over and glue the corresponding half to the other side..
Now cut a 1cm slot in the middle of the the floor of each section.
Put the strip with a horse on through this slot and make sure it moves freely before attaching to the roof.. open up the two pieces at the top of the strip that were not glued together and using glue or tape attach to the roof section. Before the glue has set make sure that the horse moves freely when closing the book. and adjust if necessary.. Attach remaining horses the same...trim the bottom of all 4 strips and glue a small piece of CS to the bottom of each piece so the strip will not go up through the slot when opening..

Attach a piece or lace along the roof with glue or tape..
Take the 29cm X 14cm piece of CS and attach to the front and back of card..
Take the 24cm X 12 cm pce of CS and fold in half and attach to the back of the card to add a message.. Attach ribbon around the card and tie a bow..

Take the wooden skewer and glue a bead or beads to the end and glue inside the spine of the book...

If I have forgotten anything or you need to ask a question please e-mail me..Loz... Sorry the photos are out of order.....

Will enter this in Make-it-Monday#88


  1. What a great tutorial & an excellent piece of work. Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for visiting me through MIM - otherwise I may never have found you! Jx

  2. What a fabulous tutorial, love that it is in cms

  3. WOW Loz this is even more stunning and amazing now that you have explained it. I guess I owe you that carton of champagne now!!
    Big Hug to you-- I have to make it!!!

  4. Hi Loz,
    This is just beautiful :) x
    Saw this on MIM

  5. Wow. Laurel, this is amazing. I found you through MIM. Thank you for commenting on my blog.

  6. Great tutorial! Can't wait to give it a try!

  7. Thanks for the tutorial, will save it for future use! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  8. Oh wow....what a lot of time and effort has gone into this creation and tutorial. Thanks so much Loz.

  9. WOW Loz this is gorgeous!! Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for stopping by my blog from MIM!
    Hugs, Tammy

  10. Fab tutorial Loz you are so patient stopping at each phase . well done and Tank you .Have a lovely weekend Hugs Elaine

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the horses on this card. I will have to give it a try. I have a friend that it would be perfect for.

  12. Fabulous project Loz, wonderful tutorial..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  13. Hi Loz thank you for your comment have a nice weekend Hugs Elaine

  14. thank you for the tutorial Loz. I don't know when I'll get to make it but at least I know where to go when I am ready. your carousel is stunning!

  15. I've made these types of star cards before - usually at Christmas time - but I LOVE the idea of adding to the top and bottom for the carousel idea!! Wow!! So clever!! :0)
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  16. Fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial Loz!

  17. This is great Loz thanks for doing all those details will have to have a try at making one of these. Sandy :)

  18. LOZ! WOW! This is just so stunning! I absolutely love everything about it! What a beautiful style of card and all of the details are just have really outdone yourself with this one :)

  19. Gorgous Laurel!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! Now - to get time to try it!! I appreciate you getting back to me about your blog being up and running again. Thanks so much. Love your work. Gloria

    Visit my blog. I would love more followers.

  20. This is exquisite! I am bookmarking this tutorial, as it immediately went to my "Must Make!" list. :o) What a fantastic Christmas present this would be, too! Thank you for the inspiration (and the directions)! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  21. Wow lot work on this card you showed,lot of time to on card.Love horse on it to.

  22. Loz dropped by to tell you I have pinned your awesome tutorial with link to your blog post.
    Have pinned it here:Card Tutorials

  23. Wow. Loz, this is amazing. I found you through MIM. Thank you for commenting on my blog.I am going to try making this , thank for the tutorial!!

  24. Wow. Loz, this is amazing. I found you through MIM. Thank you for commenting on my blog.I am going to try making this , thank for the tutorial!!


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