A few things I learned during this process:
-Exact measurements are essential. Even if you are off by a bit…it will ruin the design concept. Bending papers which lead to redoing it again.
-Exacto Knife vs Paper Cutter: Both risks being uneven. Exact measurements, correct hand holds, and patience required.
-“Never fall in love with an idea. They’re whores: if the one you’re with isn’t doing the job, there’s always, always, always another.” –Chip Kidd
Mock-ups are essential.
I went through 6 before I was able to finalize my design. And even then I created the pieces and played around to make sure that the idea was actually doable.
Check out a side of my songbook below.