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« on: December 31, 2007 09:00:31 AM »

here is a pic of the book clutch purse I made for the 12 days of christmas swap....my friend Coryjo gave me  The Craftster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts for my birthday in October and this is the first thing I made from it, I LOVE this book!!



the book was an old readers digest book I got at a rummage sale for 50 cents, the lining was flower print fabric, I wish I had gotten a picture of that!  I finished it off with a ribbon and button!
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007 09:07:45 AM »

I love this!  The colors are fabulous.  Lucky partner!
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007 09:19:24 AM »

Those Readers Digest condensed books are sooooooo beautiful! You did a fabulous job!
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007 09:51:40 AM »

Those Readers Digest condensed books are sooooooo beautiful! You did a fabulous job!

 Smiley oh thank you so much, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside getting a comment on a project I made from a book you wrote!  Smiley

And you can find those books at almost every flea market and rummage sale around!  I used the insides for ATC and such....
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007 10:12:16 AM »

Hee heee... I always ogle over those books at thrift stores and my Nana has a huge collection of them which I have my eye on if she ever decides to get rid of them!
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 11:56:41 AM »

Great job, Krista. I love the colour of that book with the ribbon. Aren't they fun to make? And people are so impressed by them. Yours definitely looks better than my first one.
What I love about Leah's book is that everything my big sisters and Mom taught us to make in Girl Scouts in the early sixties now looks cool and hip again.Errr...I guess using the words cool and hip dates me Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008 09:07:26 AM »

I just brought three huge boxes of my dad's old Reader Digest Books into my already overflowing garage!  I can't believe how beautiful the covers are underneath the dust covers!

Your purse is lovely and I am bookmarking this for a future project with these books!

Do you have any other ideas what to do with the insides?  I am saving some of the illustrated pages but not sure what to do with the rest... Sad
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008 11:15:57 AM »

oh yeah, there are a ton of ideas for the pages all over craftster, really.
 
you could try using the pages as a wall paper or to decoupage on to something, an example is my cook book island, http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=147272.0  or do it to an old dresser or end table, my sister once decoupaged a wooden stool for me with book pages. 

You can also laminate the book pages and sew them into a purse. And that is all I can think of off the top of my head... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2008 11:53:01 AM »

Thank you--I have started an idea file and have snagged a bunch from the papercrafts section of Craftster!

I tore out some of the illustrated pictures for use, but with every book from 1950 to 1995, that is a lot of books and paper...if nothing else, I am going to use them as starter for my fireplaces (oh heaven forbid, I am actually burning books!) Undecided

I hate to waste anything and they do not need to go to a landfill...
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009 12:56:38 PM »

Those Readers Digest condensed books are sooooooo beautiful! You did a fabulous job!

I have the very same one on my bookshelf in my room. I stole it from my grandma. Tongue
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