Our Adventure Book Tutorial
So here was my goal! To create our very own Up Adventure book!
My hubby and I are heading to Disney World in 24 days, for our One year Anniversary (we got engaged at Disneyland in front of Flynn and Rapunzel) and I thought what a great Valentine’s present to make us a book we can use on our trip to Disney. Up was such a touching movie and I just loved the idea of making our own book. I thought it would be perfect for this adventure.
– a cereal box
– some faux leather scrapbook paper, I purchased two sheets of brown and two sheets that kinda look like a basket ball for the ends where the laces are strung through
– two pieces of printed scrapbook paper to line the inside
– some cardstock for the pages and letters
– a cricut, diecut letters or stickers
– a globe – I printed out an antique globe and cut it out to tape it on like the one in the movie
– some modge podge
– a paper cutter (especially for the cereal box)
– a hole punch
– some string or leather
-a paper scorer (used the one that came with my cricut essentials pack)
Other additions you can do – stickers, photos, markers, etc. We are going to use this for our trip, so I going to leave the inside blank except one “you and me” page to start it
Here is how I made it
I wanted my book to have a fold flap for where the binding will go and the lacing will go through, so I measure my cereal box I wanted to part where the brown would be to be 7 inch by 10.5 so I had space for my paper to fold over to create the covering.
Then I cut the box with my cutter to get two pieces (the front and back of box, saving the bottom flap since it did not narrow in)
I took my brown “leather” flipped it over and traced the box onto the material, so I could score it to make it easier to fold over the cereal box.
Then I scored it and folded all three sides.
After I spread on my modge podge onto one side of box and laid my brown “leather” on box and smoothed it out, then laid something (happened to be photo paper) heavy on top so it would dry evenly and adhere to the box.
I used my cricut cutting room for the letters and the oval and square around them. cut them on the colors I wanted them on and set them aside.
I then punched my two holes in the cover (two on each side)
Then I cut this pretty purple paper (I saw on one of the many pictures of the adventure book that the lining was purplish, so that is what I used but use whatever you like) and punched the holes on it. Then I covered the exposed inside of each page to line the cover.
Next I worked with the basketball like material that will cover the folded flap on front of book. I folded and scored each line, then hole punched and glued onto covers. I tried hole punching after gluing first cover and was really hard to get through, so it is better to do ahead of time.
Folded and hole punched
Some of the holes still showed a small amount of cardboard through so I took a one inch punch and cut four circles (one for each hole) and the regular punch to punch out hole in center. I then glued onto original spot to cover cardboard.
After one inch punches were placed
I then took my cardstock which had been cut to size and hole punch and laced my leather through starting with the front cover and wrapping around to end at front cover again to tie bow.
This is book after lacing has been strung and tied, looking pretty awesome for my first bound book 🙂
Next I got out the shapes I had set aside from the Cricut and glued them on the front cover
Then the letters and globe (just need a piece of masking tape to make it more authentic, which I did put on but I guess the picture is no where to be found), I also chose to use “our” instead of “my” for the title, since I made this specifically for Us, even though “my” was on the movie book
I added Dug to the inside front cover just for fun. I printed him out on cardstock and cut him out and glued him in place.
I then took some of our pictures that were as close to the poses from the movie and printed them in sepia tone. I created our own image and up balloon (including tape) on photoshop and added caption to make it look like book page and then ripped it to mimic the Paradise falls page they tore out. Ours is Disney World though, since that is the goal. I made “you and me” die cut image with cricut.
Our First page
The pictures from the movie
Our next page, I did “Stuff we’ve Done” since this will be our scrapbook of our Adventures when we come home
Original movie page
Then to counterpart Dug, I added a…. SQUIRREL! On the inside of the back cover
For the back of the book I wanted The Up house with Balloons, so I printed three up houses on card stock cut various pieces and layers them to give the house a more 3d effect.
I cut the Balloons as Mickey Balloons since our destination is Disney world. I used a Mickey head punch and then glued one strand of string to each balloon. The adhered them to book to create the balloon effect.
Once they were all on, I added the banner I created on photoshop, that says, “Adventure is out there!”
There it is front to back, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I had fun making it!