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« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2007 07:13:20 AM »

This is the book Racky & I used (the 10x7). http://www.dickblick.com/zz101/26/

It has 140lb water color paper with alternating pages of 60lb sketch paper. I know I just tore out the sketch paper and I'm pretty sure Racky did too. That left our books with 15 pages of the water color paper.

I really like it because the cover is very sturdy and its seems like the binding is as well. The paper is heavy and has a nice texture.

I bought my book at either Michael's or Hobby Lobby, but you can also buy them online, obviously.
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« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2007 07:45:20 AM »

Mine was a bit different, because it didn't have the alternating pages. It was all heavy weight paper.

I think what we'll do is find a book that we like and hope everyone is ok with it. I'm leaning toward a little smaller size if we can find it. I think it would be nice if the pages could fit into a 5" by 7" padded envelope.
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« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2007 07:49:27 AM »

Good point!
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« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2007 08:01:04 AM »

nice and cheap(to send)!   I like the cover on that book.
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« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2007 08:32:43 AM »

5x7 is a great size...

So we are looking for 5x7 140 lb. watercolor paper, with bindings that can be added and removed, and 20-40 pages.

Whew.  Should make it easier to search...
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« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2007 10:30:07 AM »

Good luck with that!
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« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2007 11:48:56 AM »

Good luck with that!

Is that a challenge?  Just kidding.

Here's what I'm thinking.

Get 14x17" pads of 140 lb. watercolor paper.  I think they have 12 sheets each.  Take them to Staples, and have each pad, cut into 6 books.  Each cut costs $2.  You could have the pages PUNCHED for binding, but not bound, so you just take the spiral and the loose pages.  The only thing I'm not sure about is covers...matboard?  chipboard?  Finding the right thing that we could punch through would be the toughy...

Pad: $12 est.
Cuts: $6
Binding: $18
Covers? matboard...?

So, it would cost less than $40 for the 6 books.  Only 12 sheets, but you could let people buy 2 sets (24) or 3 (36 sheets).

The only thing is that someone would have to take the time to do it.... and be sure it's what the group is interested in.  It looks like it would work though! 

The great thing is that once everyone has their books, you could easily add more pages, by purchasing the same supplies and having it done at your local copy center, cause they would have a guide to MAKE SURE everything lines up perfectly.
They'd be a great size (7" long by 5.6" wide) too!
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« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2007 11:52:56 AM »

Good luck with that!

Is that a challenge?  Just kidding.


It sure is! I've been looking for a couple of days and haven't found what we are looking for.
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« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2007 11:53:57 AM »

Good luck with that!

Is that a challenge?  Just kidding.

Here's what I'm thinking.

Get 14x17" pads of 140 lb. watercolor paper.  I think they have 12 sheets each.  Take them to Staples, and have each pad, cut into 6 books.  Each cut costs $2.  You could have the pages PUNCHED for binding, but not bound, so you just take the spiral and the loose pages.  The only thing I'm not sure about is covers...matboard?  chipboard?  Finding the right thing that we could punch through would be the toughy...

Pad: $12 est.
Cuts: $6
Binding: $18
Covers? matboard...?

So, it would cost less than $40 for the 6 books.  Only 12 sheets, but you could let people buy 2 sets (24) or 3 (36 sheets).

The only thing is that someone would have to take the time to do it.... and be sure it's what the group is interested in.  It looks like it would work though! 

The great thing is that once everyone has their books, you could easily add more pages, by purchasing the same supplies and having it done at your local copy center, cause they would have a guide to MAKE SURE everything lines up perfectly.
They'd be a great size (7" long by 5.6" wide) too!

Ack! That's work! Don't you think it'd just be easier to go buy the books?

Plus, I know we can all be trusted here, but there's no way Craftster would sanction a swap that entailed people buying supplies from one of the organizers or another swapper. Someone would alert a swap mod in a heartbeat, and we'd be shut down.  Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2007 11:57:35 AM »

Yeah Racky, that makes sense.

With an Etsy shop, everyone would be protected though...

I certainly don't want to break any rules just to get the right book that we all want!
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