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Friday, August 12, 2011

Jane Austen Mini Book Tutorial and Free Download plus a JANE AUSTEN GIVEAWAY!

I didn't really get any good shots of these little books but they were a fun little addition to the party. We used them in the teacups at each setting and then hung them from a branch in the corner - I am disappointed I didn't get ANY usable shots of that! =(  I thought I would still show you all how we made them, though, because they were so easy and inexpensive. You just need cardstock, some old book pages, a stapler and some double-stick tape.



1) Just like for yesterday's banner tutorial, we ripped the pages out of the book and then used a ruler to tear them - this provides a softer look than cutting them.

2) We also did some of the ripping by hand to make it look a bit more authentic.

3.) Next we ripped them in half.

4). After that we stacked them up and folded them over.

5). Then we opened it back up and staples the pages together at the fold.

6). Then we printed out the covers on cardstock and cut them out. (You can download the covers a little further down in this post if  you want).

7) Then using a piece of double-stick tape we tape the book covers onto the book pages.

Once they are made have fun displaying them!



If you would like to use these fronts just click on the image below and it will open in a new window in a much larger size that you can print. Just cut along the lines and then fold each one in half!
I didn't do a tutorial for the bookmarks as they seem pretty self-explanatory but I did include a printable below that has the first paragraph from Sense and Sensibility on it. We printed that on cream cardstock and then added it to the bottom half of the bookmarks.



Just click on the picture below and it will open larger in a new window and then you can just download and print.
To view all of our tutorials, please visit our tutorials page!


Alrighty, now it is time for our weekly GIVEAWAY!
This week we are giving away one Jane Austen Pillow Cover!


So how can you win this pillow cover?

The giveaway rules are the same as always:

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post!

You don't have to have a blog to enter, either. If you aren't a blogger, just enter a comment and then where it says "comment as" scroll down near the bottom and click on anonymous. However, if you do that, make sure to leave your e-mail address so we can confirm that you are the winner. If we draw the name of someone who doesn't leave any identifying information we will simply draw a new name. Make sure to check back here on the blog to collect your prize!

You can comment each day if you would like to up your chances!


For extra entries become a follower of our blog, twitter
and/or  like our facebook page!

Just write "follower" as a second comment so it counts as an entry,  and "twitter"
and "facebook" as their own entries.

We are going to run this contest a bit longer than normal so that I will have time to settle back in at home before worrying about shipping out a package. Because of that you can enter this contest through next Thursday and then Friday we will announce the winner.

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!

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209 comments:

  1. Love the tutorials! And thank you for sharing the book covers!!

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  2. Love the party theme and the giveaway! : )

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  3. I <3 that pillow! (ebabercrombie@yahoo.com)

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  4. facebook! (ebabercrombie@yahoo.com)

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  5. love the mini books!
    molly

    mommaofonediva@gmail.com

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  6. Love Jane Austin and love this pillow cover, it's calling my name!

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  7. LOVE your site and your wonderful ideas! Love Jane, too :)
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  8. follow your blog
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  9. follow you on facebook
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  10. blog follower!

    and my email to reach me for this comment and the one above is lmd9712@gmail.com

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  11. follow you on twitter
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  12. What a great idea for a book club luncheon! The pillow would just be the icing!

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  13. So fantastic! I'm entering the giveaway. :)

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  14. This little book decoration is one of the cutest things ever, for Jane Austen ...and reading...fans alike! :-)

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  15. I have loved the last couple of posts! I'm such a Jane Austen fan! I've read and re-read all the books so many times, and watched and then watched again all the films! I love this pillow!!! I want to win so bad! Thanks for hosting such great giveaways!

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  16. Follower and also your great fan from Finland too :)

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  17. I must win this! I love the idea of a Jane Austen party and you really made yours lovely.

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  18. i love the mini book tutorial! thanks for sharing!

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  19. blog follower! ;-)

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  20. facebook fan

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  21. twitter follower

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  22. Love the banner and mini book tutorials!

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  23. What a great pillow cover! :)

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  24. I am a follower of your blog!
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  25. Thank you for the tutorials. The pillow is adorable!

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  26. Love the pictures! And I know the perfect spot for that pillow in my home! :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I just found your blog and am love! Everything is beautiful!

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  28. Love the pillow. Follower too!

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  29. Oh, as a huge Jane Austen fan this is about the most wonderful post I have ever read in blogland. Thank you so much for sharing the images too. You have just made my day...

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  30. And, I like you on facebook....

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  31. This pillow is my favorite! I am a follower of your wonderful blog!

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  32. This pillow is my favorite! I am a follower on facebook!

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  33. Love your site and this pillow!

    Jenny
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  34. Follower!

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  35. Facebook!

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  36. Thanks for the tutorial! Already a follower.

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  37. Thanks for sharing. Thanks again for the fab giveaway.

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  38. You are so darn clever! Please include me in your wonderful pillow giveaway!

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  39. Thank you so much for the tutorial and chance to win the pillow cover! Love it

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  40. I so LOVE your site! I have a perfect spot for the wonderful pillow! Gina at rgacuna@ca.rr.com

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  41. You are so sweet to give us what we need to make the little books! I think I will print some out! Thank you so much! ♥

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  42. I'm a follower and always enjoy your blog! ♥

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  43. I just love the idea of a Jane Austen party! I might just have to throw one myself! :D

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  44. You are always giving away such nice gifts!

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  45. I am a new follower! And I love Jane Austen! :) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! :)


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  46. Thanks for sharing your printables..they are so creative and great for a book lover like me! :)

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  47. Love love love this pillow!! It'd look perfect in my daughters room!
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  48. Love all the Jane Austen stuff! Would love this pillow :)

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  49. Who doesn't love Miss Austen? This party was so darling.

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  50. Love the party! I'm attempting the banner this weekend :)

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  51. Love it! thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. so cute!

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  53. Ahhhhh this would be the BEST addition to my black and white bedroom at school!

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  54. Just LOVE the giveaway-thank you!!!! (And LOVE your Blog too!)

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  55. I absolutely adore this theme...Jane Austen is brilliant and this is just so tasteful and classic. Love it!!! Also a follower on facebook in addition to the blog!

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  56. Darling!! I would love to win this pillow:)

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  57. follower
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  58. facebook
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  59. I love Jane Austen and would love this pillow. Michele mrosenbaum3@yahoo.com

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  60. like on FB - Michele mrosenbaum3@yahoo.com

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  61. Great tutorial and such wonderful parties that you have! Love the Jane Austen pillow and would love to add this on to my couch! Thanks for the opportunity on your giveaway.

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  62. love your silhouette pillows...

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  63. I feel a Jane Austen themed party coming on! I absolutely love this little craft! I wonder if I can do a Jane Austen themed tree for Christmas now...*hmmm*

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  64. I am "twitterpated" (following you on twitter)

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  65. As well as following you on Facebook! (That's how I came by this post actually)

    I'm crossing my fingers AND my toes! ♥

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  66. Those little books are the cutest things! Love that pillow too :)

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  67. Yay! Follower! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

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  68. Love the blog :) You are so talented and amazing!

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  69. Facebook follower(irishred11@bellsouth.net)

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  70. Twitter follower(irishred11@bellsouth.net). Love this pillow and blog!

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  71. Follower, (elementboutique17@gmail.com) love, love. love your work.

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  72. would LOVE this pillow!!

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  73. feeling lucky today, that pillow cover needs to be mine!!
    molly

    i am a follower (mommaofonediva@gmail.com)

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  74. Just love this!!!
    Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland.
    with love,
    Ineke

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  75. Oh how I have waited for this giveaway!!!!!I hope I win but if not I appreciate the printables to play with .......

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  76. Your blog is truly amazing! Your newest follower - Marie -

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  77. Oh I love this idea and your blog!
    Terry
    PS already a follower...

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  78. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  79. Hi my dear! I really must say I love your space here! Everything is so lovely! And what a stunning candy! Loooved it just because I looove Jane Austen so and so much! Thanks, dear, for sharing this with us! God bless! :D

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  80. Follower!
    Follower's name:Wishmade

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  81. Facebook Link:
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  82. Well, dear, just to spread your sweet candy I've posted it on my sidebar, by date(19/08).:D

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  83. I love this idea of a Jane Austen party.
    Love your blog as well!
    And already a follower!

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  84. Thank you for the Booklets Tutorial - such a fun detail for a party!!

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  85. As always, another fabulous tutorial!!! I love everything you do!

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  86. Swoon... I adore all of your stuff... Jane Austen is my favorite!

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  87. Hi! Your blog is so beautiful and inspiring! And omg, I love Jane Austen! I need this pillow so much! :) I love your works and handmades! You have a stunning taste! And your little daughter looks like an angel! A beautiful angel!
    Have a nice day!

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  88. Follower: Rachel (twitter)

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  89. As an English major I have a passion for literature. I bought this same print on a sweatshirt of yours and love it! I would love this pillow too :)

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  90. those little books are a darling idea~ I always love your parties and decor! xo Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  91. Liking this one on facebook. I adore Jane Austen and would have an Austen party in a heart beat. Have you read Austenland? Author's last name is Hale I believe. A must for any Austenphile.

    Maren Haws

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  92. Love your blog! Thank you for the inspiration and great giveaway!

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  93. Hey! It's Rachel from above #144 :) I forgot my email haha.
    Here: rachelberault@gmail.com

    Thanks for this awesome candy!

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  94. Thank you! Hosting a fundraiser for "Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, A Musical" (NYMF)next month and you have given me lots of ideas! (The pillow cover would make a nice door prize)

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  95. What a unique pillow case.
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  96. Like you on Facebook.
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  97. Thought I would comment again for good luck!

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  98. Your blog is absolutely beautiful.
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  99. Love your blog & would LOVe this pillow... Sarah
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  100. You are a creative inspiration to so many. Thanks again for a wonderful giveaway.

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  101. I have loved these pillows of yours since the moment I layed eyes on them! Thanks for the chance to win one!!

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  102. p.s. I'm a facebok follower!

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  103. I love this pillow and would love a chance to win it! I am a follower of your wonderful blog!
    Jennifer
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  104. I am also a follower on facebook.
    Jennifer
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  105. I just keep coming back for a chance!

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  106. I LOVE Jane Austen!!! Adorable pillow!

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  107. I just found this blog! I'm a huge Jane Austen fan so I really hope to win and will definitely be coming back to visit. Thanks!

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  108. Love this pillow cover design! Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  109. Hi, new follower, thanks for shearing this :)
    Hugs Anne Lise
    Norway.

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  110. Coming back for another chance!!!

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  111. Also checking in on Wednesday. Pam

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  112. I am a follower of your wonderful blog!
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  113. I am a follower on facebook!
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  115. I am a follower of your wonderful blog!
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  116. I am a follower on facebook!
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  119. I just found your blog and I LOVE your Jane Austen ideas! I am now a follower and I've "liked" on facebook. Thanks for the lovely ideas!

    Felicia

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