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Topic: Hoarder's Journal, my scraps and treasures bound in one book! (pic heavy!!)  (Read 5837 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011 10:59:21 AM »

I've been trying to do something similar for months. Glad to see someone has had success!
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2011 11:17:44 AM »

So amazing! I have done a few coptic stitch books, but I didn't really enjoy making them. Maybe I had the wrong paper Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2011 02:38:13 PM »

I love the page with the little eyeball monsters!  Grin

I started a similar project myself a couple months ago but then I had to move. I haven't gotten back to it yet but I just may now! You also inspired me to use some of the random things that I've written in my journal. Cheesy So thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2011 04:20:30 PM »

Thanks so much guys! I've been kind of listless this evening and now I know just what to do - pull out my book and glue some more stuff in! Maybe do some doodles  Grin I don't think this is ever the sort of thing that is ever really "done" but I'm going to have fun!

KaoticKrafter - I can't speak for everyone, but the coptic stitch is still something I struggle with a bit, especially tightening everything down at the end when you're adding on the front cover. The paper didn't really seem to matter much as long as I was able to poke holes through every signature so I could get needle and thread through. What kind of problems were you having with it?
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2011 05:09:39 PM »

Oooh, so nice and chubby! And with so many treasures.  Grin I've been trying to make more like the one we collaborated on some time ago (was that this year? last year? I don't have any idea), but am so unmotivated. I used to really enjoy doing sewn bindings, but now I only like the finished product
 Though there's nothing wrong with anyone's method of storage if it works for them, binding your stuff into a book is probably the craftiest way.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2011 08:22:53 PM »

Sheep- It wasn't so much that I was having a problem with it, just that the paper I was using was boring Grin I was just using plain white printer paper, but I think if I used some fun interesting papers, it might make the entire project more enjoyable. And I need to stop being lazy and make myself a drill stencil so it is a bit easier (and so I stop drilling holes in my floor and table  Embarrassed )

I found that stapling the books was WAY faster. Though the coptic stitch is WAY prettier Smiley

I am trying to help my mother-in-law go through some of her scrapbook paper she has been collecting for the past 6 or 7 years. This might be a good way to do it.
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2011 09:02:47 AM »

this is such a good idea. i have three boxes of mementos ive saved over the last few years with the intent of making a scrapbook, if it were just pictures that'd be fine and all but i hardly have any photos in there. i might try this idea out for some of the papers ive saved over the years. i have a lot of things that arent paper....like bits of glass and brick in a bag from when i wrecked my car, i wonder if there is a way to modify it so there is almost a storage compartment included.
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2011 09:54:07 AM »

Hm I'm not quite sure how I'd handle the more 3-D stuff like that....I'd probably just make a separate shrine for all the bits that couldn't go in the book.
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2011 11:32:17 AM »

For the more 3D type stuff, you could use some page protectors, or see if you could find a small clear box (like what some markers or other things come in), then make it the front or back cover. Or both somehow.

I am not sure if that makes sense. It does in my head.
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2011 11:34:47 AM »

Well I'm thinking you could glue a box down the back cover, and then all the pages in the book would have a hole where the box would poke through....but I'm not sure how flexible the book would be....probably not very.
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