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Topic: Flower journal / blank book I made last night  (Read 1555 times)
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« on: September 18, 2006 08:36:10 AM »

Here's a book I made last night. I'm going to use it to write short stories / outlines in since I'm feeling writing inspired at the moment. (I'm home sick and was bored but ok enough to craft for a while!)

I bought the flower paper in Italy this past summer and it's great to work with. The Ex libris-label was bought in a shop here in Sweden. I trimmed it down and attached it to a small piece of flower paper. (Sorry the pics turned out dark and low quality!)

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006 12:06:08 PM »

that is beautiful! it looks so professional! you should be proud.

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006 12:08:27 PM »

That is really very lovely-- I love the bookplate on the inside!  Beautiful job!

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006 01:30:19 PM »

Wow that looks wonderful I hope to be able to do that one day!

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006 01:52:57 AM »

Thanks everyone! Cheesy In case you haven't tried bookbinding yet, go ahead! It's really not that difficult, although it gets easier over time of course, especially getting the tension right. I also bind books a lot quicker now; this one just took an hour to make! I love being able to make the exact book I want instead of chasing around town only to find super expensive and boring blank books.

« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006 07:24:39 AM »

That's beautiful! Smiley Yes bookbinding is pretty addicting once you try it haha... Hey me too. I love making my own books because the blank books out there are boring and expensive (agree to that), and it just doesn't fit my needs. I make my own journals now, and put in whatever specifics that I want, like if I wanna have a mood chart, budget section, or even song lyrics for the day or whatever, I could design it myself, and no journals they sell out there have that Tongue Also I bet you feel good too when people comment on the book you make, right? Smiley
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2006 08:25:24 AM »

It's lovely and it looks very professional! Where in Italy did you buy the paper? *starts booking flights immediately*
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