North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Friday, February 26, 2021


What is a Triple Whammy Fold? Is it a card, a book, or ???  Here is a preview of what our member from the UK, Margaret Beech, will be sharing with us.

We'll call this example a book because it has signatures sewn in.

Card or book?

Book or card?

Margaret said these are pretty quick to make, so we will also make a "Pocket Wrapper," a fold that can contain a signature or explosion fold as well as having pockets on the outside. The following Triple Whammy materials list will make one (or two if you wish, see note) card/book.

Materials for Triple Whammy:

  • Three (3) 6" squares of colored or white construction or multi-media paper, colored one side or both. These are your pages. Please decorate them in advance of the workshop.
  • Six (6) 3 3/4" x 1 3/4" strips of construction or multi-media paper. These are the decorative strips which will be added to your pages. Decorate them on one side, in advance of the workshop. To decorate, use lettering, rubber stamps, used postage stamps, punched shapes, collage, gift wrap, but nothing with any bulk. When you are decorating your pages think about what message you might like to send--you could turn it into a Random Act of Kindness. The world needs kindness more than ever.
  • One (1) piece of text weight paper, 8 1/2" square for an envelope for your book/card. This book/card stands very well and would make a good greeting for a friend, hence the envelope.
  • NOTE: To make a second Whammy with pamphlet stitched signatures, please have ready another three 6" squares and six 3 3/4" squares (both sides decorated to become the signatures).

Materials for Pocket Wrapper:

  • Two (2) sheets letter size (8 1/2" x 11") good weight paper - decorated on both sides
  • Two (2) sheets copy paper
NOTE: To see a photo of a Wrapper, go to, scroll to bottom of page, and click on page 8. Scroll down to "Congratulations for Chloe").

Tools for both projects:

New glue stick, pencil, ruler, bone folder, scissors, needle and waxed thread

When:   Saturday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PST
Where:  On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom
RSVP:    To Dolores Guffey by March 5 to receive password and instructions
Workshop questions: Margaret Beech
Zoom questions: Bobbie Hayes

Contact information for everyone will be in the newsletter.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


The February card workshop taught by Diane Williams was a big hit with the 48 participants. Making the cards was easy and quick, which left plenty of time for the fun part of embellishing the cards. Our amazing members always come up with different ideas to personalize their work and this was no exception. Many thanks to Diane for sharing these structures with us. Here are some examples of the cards we made.

Bridge Cards

Rosie Arenas chose a Valentine theme.

Margaret Beech's card celebrates Puffins.

Margaret's cute houses are on display.

Betty Steckman also chose a Valentine theme
for her beautiful papers.

Stephanie Weigel added a whimsical graphic.

Bonnie Julien added a window to place a pressed flower.

Tent Cards

Mary Elizabeth Nelson created windows to display
pressed flowers in her tent card.

Tent card flat

Margaret Beech also made a Valentine tent card.

Stephanie Weigel made a collaged tent 
and added stitching.

Thank you to everyone who shared photographs of their cards.