How to Create a Paper Book Cover from Free Stationery

I got a call last week from a young man from Australia, who’s been trying to create a stationery cover for years. 

He has a passion for stationery and his art has been featured on the BBC, in the UK and in Australia. 

So when I saw the stationery book I thought it would be a great gift idea, because he’s so good at it. 

In this article, I’m going to show you how to create stationery covers from free stationery. 

This tutorial will show you the basic steps to make the paper cover, which is then folded and packaged into an elegant box. 

You can see the whole process from start to finish in the video below.

I have a free stationers guide for the DIY stationery box I used for this tutorial, so you can get started with a stationers tutorial for your stationery store or gift. 

The instructions for the stationers kit are also included, so it’s a great way to get started making stationery for yourself. 

What to Look for in a Stationery Box First, you need to decide what kind of paper you want to make your paper covers with. 

There are two basic types of paper available, laminated and stamped. 

Laminated paper has a very smooth surface that’s great for making small and delicate stationery items, while stamped paper has more of a tough surface that can’t be used for a lot of stationery objects. 

It’s important to check your choices carefully, so check out our guide to the differences between laminated paper and stamped paper for more information. 

Once you have your choices made, it’s time to put them all together. 

For this tutorial I chose a laminated, stamped paper, so I used the instructions for that type of paper, plus a few other things I found helpful. 

First, you’ll need to cut out the paper you’re going to use. 

Here are some of the materials you’ll want: A pen or pencil, or the like, with a flat tip for penning the paper A piece of scrap paper An old, folded, cardstock or newspaper for stamping The paper you’ll use for the cover will depend on the size of your paper box.

For this tutorial you want about 8″ x 12″ of paper for a small stationery shop, so that’s enough to cover a sheet of paper. 

I made my box a little smaller by using a sheet that had about 1″ more than the original size. 

If you’re making a bigger box, be sure to check the instructions before you begin to cut your paper.

You’ll also need a ruler for measuring the size you need. 

As I’ve said before, you want the paper to be as smooth as possible, so be sure it has a flat surface. 

Using a flat, straight-edged ruler or a pencil, draw a circle at the point where the paper would meet the box, so the whole box has the same shape. 

Now, fold the paper and place it in the box.

Now you can use the paper as you normally would, with the exception of the paper that was cut from the stamp paper, which will be your base for the paper on the cover. 

With that done, you can now cut the paper from the base to make it your base paper.

For this project, I wanted the base paper to have a smooth, rounded, rounded shape.

This is how I did it.

 You should use a sharp pencil to draw the circle at each corner, and use a ruler to measure the length of the circle, which you’ll cut to the correct length.

You’ll also want to cut the edge of the base, and fold it over so that it fits around the base.

Once you’ve done this, place the paper in the stationer box.

It’s now time to cut and package the paper.

For the base box, I used a folded sheet of scrap cardstock. 

Some stationery books will have a section where you can purchase extra paper, and that can be helpful.

You can also make your own stationery boxes and put them in the bottom of your box for free. 

Before you begin, you should check the box to make sure it’s secure, and to make certain that it’s not too big. 

After all of that, you’re ready to start cutting the paper out. 

To cut the base out, take a piece of paper and trace the shape of the square in it.

Fold the paper down the center and fold the top right corner in. 

(This is also how you’ll fold your cardstock in the tutorial below.) 

Now you’re about to get into the actual cutting. 

Cut a piece that’s about the size and shape of your desired paper