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torilimcadle
« on: August 28, 2005 09:25:10 AM »

For Christmas (Yes, I know it's too early to be thinking about it) I am making my friends record bowls.  I wanted to use the covers in some way, so I thought it would be good to make a journal of of them.  The only problem is, I have mo clue how!  I searched, but not too much came up.  I figured that all you craftsterers out there are just so talented, you could help me out here.  So, any suggestions?

Thanks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2005 10:15:42 AM »

my best guess would to be follow this cassette tape jacket journal tute except alter a little bit, like fold the cover so it has a binding type part...

hope that helped, post pics when you finish

http://photobucket.com/albums/v106/bottlecaps/tutorial/?action=view&current=DSCN0639.jpg
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torilimcadle
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005 05:05:09 PM »

There's only one problem -

Album covers don't hsve an area like that.  I'm planning on cutting up the main picture, cutting something from the other side out, and putting it together that way.  So, there would be no room like that.  Thanks though!

Hey, does anyone know if they make those rings (where you can open them and put motecards or whatever) in smaller sizes?  I think they are called binder rings, but not sure.  That would work.  Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005 05:17:07 PM »

Hey all! I'm a newby here but a veteran at all kinds of crafts. I'm hoping to learn a little and share a little.

A gal at work had a purse made from the front of an album cover. It was so awesome! It had grommits on the sides and it was laced together with a piece of heavy fabric between the front and back that made the sides and bottom. Can't remember what the handle was made from. Maybe you could do a search and find the instructions. Sorry, but all I have is the idea.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005 07:13:11 PM »

You should be able to get binding rings in different sizes at an office supplies store. If you want them really, really tiny, maybe you could use jump rings?
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2005 07:34:03 PM »

Holy cow, what a rad idea! I have so many old albums that I don't listen to, I was going to make an art chair out of them... I could make something from the covers, too! Wee! Thanks for the idea!

Onto the binding part... I make handmade journals, what I do is cut the outer to the size of the finished book, put the paper inside, then i use clamps, or you could use those heavy duty clips from office stores... and then using a small drill bit and a drill, put holes in it and do a japanese book bind.

http://www.sff.net/people/Brook.West/bind/bindit.html

That's a good tutorial if you don't know what japanese book binding is, it's easier than having me explain it! You can modify it, add more holes for a different effect, etc. I bind mine using thin ribbon, hemp, leather cord, etc. Whatever suits the cover style. You can also start knotting it at the top hole instead of the middle, and leave a tail. The tail can be used as a book marker!

I'm off to make a record cover journal... !
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2005 08:13:48 PM »

I've got a Cars album with a Vargas on the cover that is going to be some kind of something, and this thread has given me TONS of ideas!
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torilimcadle
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2005 06:52:50 AM »

Thanks yall!  I'll laminate (sp?) the cover, add watercolor or drawing paper, and bind it.  Yall are great! 

Holy cow, what a rad idea! I have so many old albums that I don't listen to, I was going to make an art chair out of them... I could make something from the covers, too! Wee! Thanks for the idea!

I've got a Cars album with a Vargas on the cover that is going to be some kind of something, and this thread has given me TONS of ideas!

No problem!  I'm just happy that the idea went over well! 

Thanks again! 

I'll try to post pics when I'm done.
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