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« on: January 29, 2009 01:57:16 PM »

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to show an address book I made for my partner's mom.  She loves earthy nature-inspired things... My partner had envisioned something all manly in leather, but I had a different idea, and tons of this "pineapple paper" (the stuff had huge fibre chunks in it) from a glorious sale at the art store.

I've never made a book before so I just kinda winged it and made it up as i went, looking at other books I had.
I designed, and printed the pages, sewed groups of 4 pages up the centre and folded them in half.  I then hand sewed the spines of each group together, and assembled it with the cover.  I gave it to her last week and she was very happy with it.  On with photos!


(The completed project.)


(the book is very thin... 16 sheets of paper folded in half. this is me binding the groups (folios?) together.  All the pages are double sided, and each page has a tab for the letter section)


(I sewed these little metal rings into the binding to be able to tie everything together in the end. You can also see how the entries for each person are laid out - the other 1/2 of the page has a space for mailing address and cell phone #)


(Here, I'm designing the cover...)


(Sandwiching everything together - cover, inside liner paper and bound address pages)


(Different view, you can see the letter tabs; they're all in different fonts haha!)

The whole thing is pretty thin, but it holds like 500 entries PLUS room for notes and stuff at the front and back. 

What do you think>? Thank you for looking! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009 06:56:17 AM »

Ummm....AWESOME! I LOVE the cover! This is uber unique and I'm not suprised that your partners mom loved it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009 07:25:40 AM »

wow, i really love that! ive always thought that making this sort of thing would be really hard, but you made it look so easy.  I think i may have to try my hand at something like this in the near future.
super job! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009 07:01:23 AM »

that loos so stylish!
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009 10:09:04 AM »

Thanks WildeHeart2105, laes43 , & Craftygreenpoet !  And yeah,  it was super duper easy when I had all the stuff sitting in front of me.. I think the hardest part was figuring out how to print the pages  Tongue  I love the materials like handmade papers that can speak for themselves Smiley
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