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« on: April 03, 2012 06:46:24 PM »

Another "better late than never," for me! In the recent Make My Collectible Round 1, I had the opportunity to craft something for 85%confusion. She said she liked to collect vintage books & birds, so I sort of combined the two & made my own little bird book for her.

I used images from the classic illustrated "A Guide to Identification Birds of North America," & collected an assortment of quotes about birds to use in pairs. I ended up with 11 pairs of pages. I wanted to use the wing shape & the cutting out of all of those wings (cardboard & scrapbook paper) was very time consuming, if I start to do these a lot, I'm considering a Cricut. lol I also embellished the pages with sharpies to give them a little more character & the ribbon was a final touch.

So, here is my first mini book & what can probably be called my first real papercraft project. Smiley

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A couple of my favorite pages


The second is the second half of a quote, starting with "Do you know why swallows build in the eaves of houses?"

Thumbnails of a few other pages


I didn't want to load in too many pictures here, but if you're interested in seeing the rest of the pages they're in the crafting album on my Facebook page (link in my signature).

I now have a much deeper respect for papercrafters, this project was intense & I learned so much (like thinking ahead to word-hole punch placement, d'oh! Roll Eyes.

As always, enjoy & C&C always welcome! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012 07:04:50 PM »

This is absolutely lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012 08:03:42 PM »

That is absolutely lovely!  Smiley

Plus, this is total inspiration for me on what to make my grandma for Mother's Day! Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012 08:09:52 PM »

I've seen a bunch of these mini books but never one made in a wing shape like this!! Such great idea. It's perfect for spring!
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012 10:27:38 AM »

That is absolutely lovely!  Smiley

Plus, this is total inspiration for me on what to make my grandma for Mother's Day! Thanks!

Glad I could help! *tips brain protector* lol

I've seen a bunch of these mini books but never one made in a wing shape like this!! Such great idea. It's perfect for spring!

I hadn't seen that shape in my research, either. I figured since I'm doing it all by hand anyways, not constrained by templates for tools or anything, I may as well go big or go home. lol


And thank you all for your kind responses! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012 11:19:15 AM »

Very pretty.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012 03:25:08 AM »

How creative! Great idea!
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Very nice. eat the wing shape of the pages.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012 06:37:17 PM »

Closed, the book looks nice; open, it looks RAAR grr ugggh! Very creative of you.
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2012 12:11:56 AM »

Oh wow, I am totally inspired to make a book for my boyfriend! He loves stars, I can think of so many possibilities!
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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2012 03:51:30 AM »

This is so sweet!  I can think of a couple of girls who would eat this!  I'm definitely going to try and make some little books.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012 09:49:08 PM »

I eat the shape of it and how it looks like a bird in flight when open - fantastic job!
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How beautiful, such a nice idea, and very inspiring!
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