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« on: November 10, 2007 02:48:55 AM »

My sister made this and I thought it was really cool, so I'm posting it on her behalf. One of her friends is spending a term in Poland after christmas, anyway, my sister makes some pretty cool things with paper so her friend wanted something handmade for christmas.

(I should probably add that she didn't just decorate a blank book, she made it all from scratch from big sheets of paper)

This is what she came up with. It's a spiral bound travel journal type thing, the idea is she has one page she can put a photo on then the opposite side to write about it. The big letters throughout the book spell out Poland, each page has a tab, and the pages are sewn together at both sides. If you can see there is a little bit cut out at the top of each page, that is because they are pockets to put tickets and other little things she collects on her journey in. I think that's about it. Oh, and she is planning to decorate the front cover too (which is mountboard) at some point, I'll post a photo of it decorated once she has... The best part about the whole book is that it only cost  about 3.50 to make.

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007 02:53:15 AM »

looks great, if i had enough time and patience i'd make one too  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007 06:04:18 AM »

her book is gorgeous! i really love it.  where do u find a blank book like this? I never see them anywhere?
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007 06:25:20 AM »

her book is gorgeous! i really love it.  where do u find a blank book like this? I never see them anywhere?

Thanks, the book wasn't a blank one, it started life as some sheets of paper. She had 12 x 12 sheets which she trimmed down, folded in half and then sewed together either side (thus creating the pockets), you can't really see the stitching very well in these photos... She then bound it with my binder and added the covers which were some mountboard offcuts which I bought a huge bag of for 1. 

I should probably have made it a bit clearer that she made it from scratch...
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007 10:59:30 AM »

It's beautiful--I love the colors and patterns.
Very nice!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007 12:04:40 PM »

the looks great! and the color consistency is nice  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007 07:40:25 AM »

Thanks everyone, I'm trying to get her to make more now lol. They're actually pretty quick to make.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007 06:56:04 PM »

Ooo... I LOVE this!
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