Aug 27, 2014

Printiefanaticus: You asked for books

Good day good folk!

I am going to upload my fist set of files here for printings, book covers are the easiest of the bunch.

This one has random full book covers, some switch out faces, magazines a few dvd and blue ray covers.

I would suggest snatching them up quick before I get a cease and desist order, I am not selling these, I do not suggest you try to sell them, I do not know whose they are by author, I just shrunk a bunch of them down for hobbyists to use in their personal displays..

I will be creating some original content in the next few weeks for my store and for free use but for now lets look at my cupcake cookbook for example.

While of course you can create full books with interior pages, there are tutorials for this everywhere... I am going to show you simple ways to use these book covers for your displays and gifts.

Bookcovers Link
I suggest you download the page and print and full size

So lets take our big sheet o' printies and choose my cupcake book.. There are many different types of paper and card stock out there so use what you prefer. I have used a 110 lb paper for this.

Most paper print folks will tell you to cut out your printies with a sharp razor for the cleanest lines..I cut mine with a scissor  because I am a rebel. Using a good quality flat edged tweezers for folding would also help..but I lost fail..

While you can fill your books with pages, for simple quick display books you can use scraps of wood or packaging cardboard, cereal boxes..etc

I decided to use a scrap of balsa wood, fold the book around the wood to get a idea of the width and size. Cut a clean piece for the interior.

You can see with using wood it already looks like pages without adding details..ignore the messy fingers they are covered in glue ;P

You can score lines in the wood with your razor around the edges to simulate stacked pages, you could also paint the filler with white, gold etc to simulate different page styles.

This method is very simple but effective for large displays of stacked books or using on a prep board. You could fancy it up by adding a liner to the inside or simply coloring the interior of the book edges with a marker.

...see the author?



  1. Yes indeed I see the author ~
    she is quite novel ,
    I enjoy her book immensely :)

  2. What a fantastic gift and lovely tutorial, Jane! Thank you very much! :-) xo Jennifer

  3. Прекрасная идея! Спасибо большое за ссылку и за прекрасный урок!!!

  4. Hi Jane, this is great, sooo many lovely books, thank you very much :)
    Have a great week !

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  5. Muchas gracias por los imprimibles.

  6. Thank you for sharing! I love your suggestion of using balsa wood never thought of that before :) Thanks again!

  7. Than you for imprimabel dear Jane! Kiss!

  8. Thank you for this balsa idea. I'm going to try. Books are a must in any doll house.

  9. Hi! And thank you for this wonderful gift! There are never too many books in a dollshouse!

  10. Thank you thank you! A wonderfully useful printie. I like the balsa wood idea too. Are you coming out with your own series of mini cookbooks? I will love to attend you book signings.... ;-)

  11. Hello Jane,
    Thank you for the great pintables. The scrap wood is very effective and l;ooks great!
    Big hug,

  12. Thank you!
    And I love the picture of the author on that book =)

  13. That's fantastic! Thanks for the link and tutorial!!!!

  14. I'm really wondering now - will there be signing hours with the author? *LOL* Dear Jane, thank you so much for all the work you put in this project - you're offering a huge variety of everything.


  15. Hi Jane! Thank you in advance for the book covers. I have asked my daughter how to download and print from the computer, but she says that my lap top is too old and not able to preform that function. ( I think that I shall have to borrow hers),... so once again I thank you in advance.:))


  16. Thank-you Jane. I have just the place for that lovely little cup cake book! I know the recipes must be fantastic because the author is! :)

  17. Oh wow Jane, you will really spoil us ;) thank you for the wonderful printies! I'm sorry for being MIA for the past couple of weeks... wedding preparations are in full swing here :D and also it seems like I got food poisoning on Sunday (had to go to the emergency room to get an iv...) so I've been out of order for the whole week :/ I can't wait to get some time for minis although right now I'm still a bit weak from everything.
    But I can't wait to see more of your creations :D And of course the progress on your magical tower :) I guess we all will have more mini time in the fall :)

  18. Thanks so much for making and sharing this!!! :)

  19. Hi ya Jane!
    Thank you for the book "printies". They shall come in quite handy, as Maureen will need something to do as she recuperates from her dreadful "accident".
    Best to you,

  20. The little cookbook is lovely, clever idea to use balsa like that. Thanks for sharing and putting together the printable! :)

    Sarah x

  21. Thank you so much for the printies. Really kind of you to pull those together. I'd never think of using wood but it makes so much sense to get that nice shape for the cover to wrap around. *high five*

  22. Thanks so much for sharing! I know it can be a lot of work to shrink down books so I'm sincerely appreciative. And the cupcake one is adorable. I've used foam board before but I really like the look of the balsa, its a great tip I'll definitely try! :)

  23. Thanks for the cover page and for the tutorial!