I first came across book folding a few months ago and although some of the designs looked good, I wasn't really inspired by it. Then recently I found a website where you could create your own patterns and as I love to do my own thing, I decided to have a go.
Using one of the punches in CraftArtist 2 Professional, I generated the following image, which I then converted into a book folding pattern with the help of the online software.
And here's the finished item:
I'm really pleased with how it turned out, especially as a first attempt. Needless to say I've generated quite a few more patterns, which I hope to be able to share soon. In the meantime download the Perching Bird book fold pattern here.