Monday, May 16, 2022

Blizzard Book



The Blizzard Book is a small book structure invented by book artist, Hedi Kyle. It has nothing to do with snow or a blizzard except for the fact that Kyle was stuck inside her house during a blizzard and she came up with a new way to fold paper into a book.

The book is folded and needs no glue or sewing and is a variation of an accordion fold. Unlike other books that can be made at any size this book requires a sheet of paper 7 5/8" (or 7 3/4") wide by 17" in length. It's best done with solid color paper or paper that is decorated on both sides. 

If you don't have such a long sheet of paper, you can tape 2 sheets of standard 8 1/2" x 11" paper held in landscape format. Using Washi tape would add extra decoration. The paper then can be cut down to the proper width.


When folded, the book will have 8 pockets which can hold a standard business size card (2" x 3 1/2"), gift card, or credit card. You can follow along with this tutorial to fold a Blizzard book.


I made the book as a birthday card for Himself. Besides a gift card, I also made gift cards or certificates for Himself to redeem

The book would make a cute album for new parents or grandparents. It can also be used to hold affirmation cards as well as serve as a business card holder.

Happy Birthday, Kid! I hope you saw the real card before seeing it splashed all over the blog. 😸

18 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Himself! Love the little book and it makes a great present! Valerie

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    1. The book is great for the person who has everything

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  2. This is a new one for me, and I think it's very clever. Thanks for sharing it. Happy damp Monday.

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  3. What a great idea!! I'll have to save the instructions and give it a try! Hugs! deb

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    1. The instructions are pretty easy to follow.

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  4. Happy B'day to Himself! (I like the certificate that says, "Pick your favorite restaurant....you can pay!" Nice touch! LOL )

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  5. I've made accordion books but have never seen one of these. Where were you when my kids were little?! Happy Birthday to Himself. The gift cards are always a great gift :)

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  6. What a sweet idea. I love it. Happy Birthday to Himself. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  7. how cool is this CJ !!!! and a happy birthday to himself with a great year ahead :)

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  8. What a different book. The inserts are also the size of an ATC. I liked the one where he gets to pay for the meal. That's a very clever little birthday book. Happy belated birthday to Himself.

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    1. an ATC might not fit as that is 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.

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  9. That looks like a great way to make a little book.

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