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Cardstock and scrapbooking paper in a variety of dragonish colors
Enough parchment paper to create double-sided pages
Cricut Expression electronic cutting machine
Sure Cuts A Lot software
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, for dragon information
Book binding materials
Old English font, or similar
Large brads will scales
Suede remnants
Friendly Plastic
Fake bear claw
Gold seed beads
Red marker
Glue stick
Book binding machine

Using the Cricut Expression electronic cutting machine along with Sure Cuts A Lot software cut out a variety of dragons and dragon accessories out of the dragonish colored cardstock and scrapbooking paper.

Author's Note: If you do not have the cutting machine and software you can just find dragon templates online and use them as stencils, cutting them out of the cardstock and scrapbooking paper with scissors.

Using an Old English, or similar, font print a title page and an information page for each of the dragons on a piece of the parchment paper, making sure to leave enough room for the a dragon artifact envelope to be attached.

Dragon Species of the World Book - Figure 1

Glue each dragon to the leftover pieces of parchment paper.

Dragon Species of the World Book - Figure 2

Make the letters for the book cover using the Old English, or similar font. If desired cut out a smaller dragon.

Dragon Species of the World Book - Figure 3

Make a 2 inch (5.08 cm) square envelope for each dragon page, to hold a dragon "artifact".

Dragon Species of the World Book - Figure 4

Glue one envelope onto each dragon information page.

Assemble the pages into book form, making sure that each dragon information page and dragon image page match and are opposite of one another.

Dragon Species of the World Book - Figure 5 

Use a book binding machine to bind your book.

Dragon Species of the World Book - Figure 6

Gather the following "dragon artifacts", making sure to make them small enough to fit inside the envelope:
  • several large brads with pieces of vellum/cardstock/paper that the dragons were cut from attached.
  • a piece of Friendly Plastic cut into a cracked eggshell shape with a pair of scissors.
  • several pieces of suede remnant in a color that matches its coordinating dragons.
  • a fake bear claw.
  • gold seed beads.
  • a piece of parchment that the red marker has been held on to let it "bleed" into the parchment.

Place each artifact in its corresponding envelope.

Final Product

Dragon Species of the World BookDragon Species of the World Book - Inside Page

rvotaw's tutorial was submitted for The Leaky Cauldron Harry Potter Crafts' July 2010 Save Galleons! Why buy It When You Can CRAFT it? contest, and was posted with permission.

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