Generic Book Assembly, Ver. 1  (Calendars and Note Pads use step 3)

Tools for Assembling Paper Mini’s Kits:

  • Metal straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by pressing against the edge of the ruler.
  • White craft glue that is a “quick grab” “clear dry” type of glue.
  • Tweezers
  • X-acto blade tool and fresh blade
  • A true cutting mat
  • cotton tipped swab
  • Small artist brush with which to paint on glue
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to squeeze work glue onto. This will act as your glue pot
  • Scissors
  • Small detailing scissors, a.k.a. as embroidery snips
  • Small black office clips


  1. Cut Pieces

Always cut away from the piece at hand. If you have cork on the underside of your ruler, you can cut with the ruler upside-down. Don't skimp on blades, change the blade at the first sign of dullness. Items shown in photos are of the 18" girl doll scale.

If you are unsure of yourself and want a practice piece first, merely trace the unit on plain paper before cutting pieces. Make a practice unit with the plain trace.

  2. Fold at Spine

I've used gloss photo quality paper from Epson for the cover. Clear contact plastic is a good protective covering. Adhere it before you cut out the cover. Although, this doesn't work well with 1" scale.

  3. Clip Pages Together &
    Glue Pages at Spine

Use a black office binder clip to hold the pages tightly. Let the glue dry before going to the next step. I've used Epson matte paper for all inkjet models, 27 lbs., product code S041062, and Nicole Super Tacky Glue.
  4. Glue Cover Spine

Coat the inside spine with glue. Wipe away excess glue from front and back covers. Center the pages into the cover and press against glue. Try to prop book between two heavy items with the cover slightly open. Don't press close because the glue will ooze out and accidentally glue the cover to the pages.

  5. Handle Carefully

Like any book, handle with care and try not to break the spine. Enjoy!


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