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Oh Those Eye's

My niece Laura, has beautiful almond shaped eye's, that she is learning to use on us her family to get just what she wants. So what a lovely tool to use as the subject for my little square book. I used the Fancy Flourishes and Clear Alphabet stamps from the Sugar and Spice clear stamps range. 2 x 3.5" pieces of card, covered with contrasting papers, 3 ribbon hinges and punched holes threaded with the same ribbon tied in a bow forms the fastening. The surprise is when you open it. A pretty little pop-up book. This was inspired by a little book that I saw whilst on holiday in Suffolk.
Embellishments glued to one side of the crease float as you open and close the book. Open the book fully and tie the covers together and it forms a pretty little square ornament for the coffee table.
The pages are quite easy. A 12 x 12 heavy paper cut into 4 6 x6 squares. Each square is then folded in half on the vertical and horizontal. The only difficult bit is to decide on the pattern of your card,…