Make a Mini Book Cover with Worbla

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Make a Mini Book Cover with Worbla

Make a cover for a handmade book or mini scrapbook album using Worbla that is embossed with a folder and decorated with ribbons, gears and flowers. Cut blank pages and place them inside to use it as small photo album for your favourite pix or to create a decorative book to keep your poems, recipes, addresses and more.

Heat the Worbla sheet well and pass through the die cutting machine using the Chevron embossing folder. Set the folder to one of the sheet’s corners. Make sure that the Worbla is heated well and you use the correct plates on your machine.

Cut the Worbla sheet to the length required.

Heat a bit in the centre and fold, creating a semi circular spine.

Cut two small pieces from the remaining Worbla sheet.

Heat the small pieces and use them to secure the binding rings to the centre of the spine inside the cover.

Using the StazOn inkpad, distress the chevron design on the cover.

Lightly colour the paper flowers and the wooden moustache with the sage and desert sand ink pads.

Cut a 40cm long piece of the Chevron stripe ribbon and glue it in the center of the cover. Continue with a small piece of the satin ribbon and the paper flowers.

Using the piercing tool open holes and set the gears with brads. Continue with gluing smaller gears and adding round rivets. ♥

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 12mm Pearl Brads - 24pcs Ivory
  • Buddly Crafts 5mm Round Metal Claw Stud Rivets - Silver Tone 200pcs #V8
  • Buddly Crafts Industrial Gears Metal Charms - 20pcs Silver Tone AS6
  • Buddly Crafts Wooden Shapes - 50mm Santa Moustache 5pcs W47
  • Joy! Crafts Bookbinding Rings 12pcs - 30mm Silver
  • Knorr Prandell 10mm Satin Ribbon Roll - 4.5m - Olive Green #2248
  • Knorr Prandell Hole Piercing Tool #397
  • Marianne Design Embossing Folder & Cutting Die - Tyre Tracks Chevrons DF3407
  • May Arts 20mm Chevron Stripe Twill Ribbon 1m - Celery #382
  • Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool PMA401300
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool UK Plug
  • Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting & Embossing Machine - Starter Kit 661545
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun - UK Plug STI 2000
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Sticks - 12pcs Clear STI 2001
  • Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors - 13cm (5
  • Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors - 18cm (7
  • Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors - 24cm (9.5
  • Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad - Desert Sand MD804
  • Tsukineko StazOn Midi Ink Pad - Jet Black
  • Tsukineko VersaColor Pigment Ink Pad Large - Sage #187
  • Viva Decor Mulberry Paper Flowers - 50pcs White
  • Worbla Meshed Art (WMA) Thermoplastic Modelling & Moulding Sheet - 180mm x 250mm x 1.2mm

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.