Monday, June 5, 2023

Kirsten Varga - June Stencil Club

Kirsten here with a recycled box book made from a cream cheese box! Are you ready to go on another bookmaking adventure with me? 

Using a food packaging box can be a quick way to create a cover for a book. The thin cardboard is easy to work with. The folds of the box will dictate the size of your covers and spine. Just cut the inside pages to fit in the cover and you are good to go.

Carolyn Dube's fun designs for the June Stencil Club stencils were great for creating a variety of visual textures on my painted papers. These were perfect for the cover of my book.

I used the super simple 3-hole pamphlet stitch to attach the seven signatures into this little chunky book.

Check out the video below to see how I created it!

Happy Creating!

Find me on Instagram: @kirstenvarga

Join StencilClub by June 15 to receive these exclusive stencils and accompanying video tutorial with PDF (both downloadable!), and 20% OFF STENCILS EVERY DAY!!

Stencils used:

Other supplies:

cream cheese box old dictionary paper drawing paper faux leather ribbon acrylic paint PVA glue Beacon 3in1 Glue thing Velcro adhesive dots Awl Japanese screw punch bone folder needle and waxed linen thread ruler/pencil/scissors


  1. Beautiful project,Kirsten!

  2. Love this fabulous technique and darling little book!

  3. Bright, cheery and recycling, what could be better? Thanks Kristen. Linda


If you are entering a GIVEAWAY, please add your email address in the event we need to contact you.

To avoid SPAM, please write it like this:

marybeth (at) stencilgirltalk (dot com)

Thank You!