Bella Armoire "Reading Table", "Lamp Shade" and "Book Covers"
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Bella Armoire "Reading Table", "Lamp Shade" and "Book Covers"

Create this elegant Reading Table using Die Cut with a View’s® Bella Armoire Stack. This advanced project includes a table, lampshade, and books covered in beautiful black, white, and cream patterned papers.

Designed by Celeste Crockett for Die Cuts with a View®.

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • The Bella Armoire Stack
  • The Cardstock Neutral Stack (Black)
  • Circular Small Table
  • Circular Lamp Shade
  • Assorted Old Books
  • Wide Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Scissor
  • Paper Trimmer
 

Project Instructions

Lamp Shade:

Using the circular lamp shade as a size guide, cut out a sheet from the Bella Armoire Stack to specification.

Wrap and adhere paper around lampshade.

Table Cloth:

Note:   The Table Cloth Template size will need to be adjusted depending on table size. Create a mock-up first as practice before using actual cardstock to ensure proper size.

Using the Table Cloth Template, trace and cut assorted paper strips from the Bella Armoire Stack.

Align the point of first strip to the center of the table. The folded tabbed portion should be facing upward. Adhere strip to table.

Adhere the straight edge of second strip to the tabbed edge of first strip.

Continue to adhere strips in a circular pattern around table.

Cut a large circle from (Black) and adhere to the center of table.

Create a small loop with ribbon and adhere to the edge of circular table. Continue creating loops and adhering until the entire circumference of table is covered with ribbon.

Books:

To create a book cover, place a small book in the center of 12” x 12” scrapbook page. Depending on size of book, you may need to adhere several papers together. The paper should be large enough to create a front and back cover for the book.

Wrap the top edge of paper over top of book and create crease. Repeat with bottom edge.

Remove book and fold top and bottom at crease marks.

Return book to the center of the paper. Wrap paper over the front of book and adjust so the front paper cover end meets the back cover end evenly.

Fold over front paper cover inside book cover and crease. The folded paper creates a slot that the book will be inserted into.

Remove book and open up the slot created by folded paper. Insert front of book cover into paper slot.

Repeat steps 5-7 for back cover.

Cut out paper band from coordinating paper. Wrap and adhere to book.

Repeat entire process for remaining books.

Tips

The Table Cloth Template size will need to be adjusted depending on table size. Create a mock-up first as practice before using actual cardstock to ensure proper size.