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calluna
« on: May 19, 2007 08:25:29 PM »

Finally, getting around to putting photos online and posting them here.

I made this book for my [half-Egyptian] ex's first trip to Egypt, and it was my first time doing pockets and adding signatures in an accordian. Then I liked it so much I made a duplicate copy for myself, which is the one in these pictures.

One side has signatures of blank paper sewn in for journaling. Making it a hardcover book also helped because it created a sturdy writing surface while riding in bumpy trains and buses, I'm told.

The other side has pockets for holding ticket stubs and such--this is done by folding up the bottom edge of the paper and gluing the side edges after folding the accordian.

This last one is the cover and closure; the paper is metallic and came from a local craft shop, I love the paper dearly. The rope is glued on the back, inside between the bookboard and the paper. The wood beads came from a deconstructed swap meet necklace, and I use a few on every project I can.

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neggie
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007 09:57:28 PM »

These are great books-- really unique materials and construction! I can tell you put a lot of thought into the books. I love the pockets. Smiley
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threehang
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007 02:35:09 PM »

That's really neat...My friend is trying to do something like that for her boyfriend, and we were wondering how you made it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007 03:37:00 PM »

calluna...you rock! I love the pocket/accordian book. I have always wanted to try one - but kept putting it off...I believe you may have just inspired me! I have that same paper you used on the covers...and I LOVE it. Looking forward to you sharing your other creative endeavors.
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reese52
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007 06:23:57 AM »

Nice.  I'll have to try this sometime, among the other projects I would like to try.
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calluna
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007 04:50:18 PM »

Thanks for the kind words...I forgot to mention that I learned how to make this book structure from Alisa Golden's "Creating Handmade Books." This same structure is on the back-cover of her book, incidentally. I wanted to give credit where credit is due, since any effort I would make to create a tutorial would just be plagarizing, which would not be cool.
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trythisathome
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2007 12:55:00 PM »

Nice job on the book. I love the idea of having a side specifically for journalling... it's really practical and helps the images speak for itself rather than getting too busy.
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