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Topic: Birthday Gifts, Journals (first timer)(4 pics + Binding tutorial)  (Read 3498 times)
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« on: July 19, 2008 12:31:07 AM »

for my two sister in laws, seems like everyones birthdays are in july, including mine

they are made out of cardboard torn up, ribbon and glue





i kept the wrapping simple too, i first wrapped them up in bubble wrap, then put the wrapping around

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008 01:01:21 AM »

These are adorable. =]
The simpleness is amazing.
And the wrapping is gorgeous, wonderful job.
Did you just use regular paper?
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008 01:09:45 AM »

I like very much.  Earth tones are my favorite! Smiley I hope the SILs are thrilled to receive home made arts and crafts
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008 01:32:09 AM »

These are really lovely, well done!
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008 06:08:11 AM »

These are adorable. =]
The simpleness is amazing.
And the wrapping is gorgeous, wonderful job.
Did you just use regular paper?

On the inside i used cardstock paper and some thin printing paper, each had a set of five folded papers, in half.
On the inside i used colored card like paper that i bought a while ago from walmart. (i cut out circles and brought the edges in word in a pinch like manner, to create a flowery look.



Thank you btw Cheesy, it makes me feel accomplished.

I like very much.  Earth tones are my favorite! Smiley I hope the SILs are thrilled to receive home made arts and crafts

So do i, they compliment each other, and i think most people could appreciate the relaxing look of those color combination.
I hope they like them too!! Today is the day i hand it to them.

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008 07:09:00 AM »

OMG!!!
Super cuuuute!
I love it
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008 09:38:20 AM »

I really like the way these turned out. I would love to receive them as a gift. I have never tried book binding. It would be neat to see a TUT.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008 05:45:24 PM »

Ooh, how cute. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008 04:15:35 AM »

I really like the way these turned out. I would love to receive them as a gift. I have never tried book binding. It would be neat to see a TUT.
I really sucked at the book binding, but i created a tutorial on my method of going about it.
I will post it soon.
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008 04:26:45 AM »

HOW TO BIND, THE METHOD I USED


Put together 4 stacks of papers, with 5 sheets of paper each.
1. Fold Stacks in half.
2. Create holes in the stacks, in pairs. (Use a sharp objects, such as a carpet sewing needle. Or the end of a compass, ghetto like i did.)
3. Pull thick string or thin ribbon through the holes.
4. Stack them side by side. The digram shows a preview of how the sides should look.
5. Tie the sides to each other, then trim extra's off. eg. Go vertically, keep each row to tied to itself. Cross over from Middle Strings progressively tied to outer strings.
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