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« on: February 04, 2008 10:20:41 AM »

I made this little book over the weekend. It's roughly 4 x 5 inches, is filled with 50 pages of mixed paper types, and has a soft vinyl wrap around cover! It's going to be a late birthday present for a friend. I hope she likes it!



I just put together a tutorial about how this was made over at my blog.
You can check it out here!
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008 10:30:52 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008 10:39:31 AM »

Very cute Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008 11:31:46 AM »

I love it. Wink where'd you find all your papers? I'm after accountancy paper right now, just because I love the look of it (not because it's easy to draw on or anything... bah...). I just really like how clean all the lines are on this without being boring or looking too impersonal. let us know how it's recieved, I'll be keeping an eye out for your other work yeah!

speak to you soon.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008 12:05:22 PM »

That's awesome! Which bookbinding technique did you use?
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008 02:11:31 PM »

That's awesome! Which bookbinding technique did you use?

it's my own cheapo way of doing it. I didn't fee like sewing it all by hand, so I just ran the pages through the sewing machine and then glued them together in my little press. Then affixed endpapers and glued those to the covers.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008 08:26:48 PM »

I love it. Wink where'd you find all your papers? I'm after accountancy paper right now, just because I love the look of it (not because it's easy to draw on or anything... bah...). I just really like how clean all the lines are on this without being boring or looking too impersonal. let us know how it's recieved, I'll be keeping an eye out for your other work yeah!

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Thank you! I just manage to come across all these papers at thrift shops and re use centres, so I stock up and save them for when I have a project to use them for!
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008 08:29:09 PM »




I made another book and took photos as I did it for the tutorial. I found that old button in a drawer and thought it would make a nice cover embellishment!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2008 09:03:56 PM »

This is really cool!  So precise!  Have you tried it with fabrics?  I just love it!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2008 10:03:19 PM »

This is really cool!  So precise!  Have you tried it with fabrics?  I just love it!!!!

I think that as long as the fabric won't fray it would be possible to use any kind of fabric! You would just have to finish the edges or something I guess
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2008 11:48:03 AM »

I really liked this...very nice!  I think I may have to try that soon.

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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2008 07:56:42 PM »

I really like it:)
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2008 07:28:09 AM »

Nice variation on recyled paper uses, thanks for the tutorial on your blog, too.
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2008 09:11:25 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial XD These are really lovely, I may just have to try some.
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2008 09:23:07 AM »

They look so professional + I love the mix of papers!! Thanks for the tutorial!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2008 06:54:56 PM »

This is a great tutorial! I think I'll make one with clear vinyl, with a collage of magazine cutouts on the back showing through!
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2008 09:00:59 PM »

This is a great tutorial! I think I'll make one with clear vinyl, with a collage of magazine cutouts on the back showing through!

Using clear vinyl sounds like a great idea!
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