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« on: July 12, 2008 11:29:58 AM »

Two weeks ago I was suddenly whisked off to France and got to stay in an amazing apartment by the ocean. I took lots of photos of shells and scenery, and today I made a beach-inspired photo album.

Materials used: structured paper, thread, a bit of glue in the spine, thick scrapbooking paper. I attached the photos with double-sided tape. The shell on the cover had a natural hole in it, so I just strung it on waxed cotton thread. The fleur-de-lis is a brad.

I improvised the stitching on the cover. The pages were bound using the coptic stitch.

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008 11:50:48 AM »

amazing photography and the book is just beautiful. What a wonderful way to save the memories of a wonderful trip.

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008 11:53:17 AM »

This is beautiful!  It's a great way to display the pictures.

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008 02:39:49 PM »

You did a beautiful job!
And "whisked off to France", it seems to me, is one of the loveliest phrases in the world. You are very lucky!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008 01:34:52 AM »

Thank you.

And panul, you don't know how lucky. If I may brag - my favourite author was the one who whisked me off to France, and I proofread a new book! And went to the beach, and had wine....  Grin Grin Grin And got paid - all of this is magical especially since I'm otherwise unemployed and I've just wished for someone to see what I'm able to do.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008 06:16:01 AM »

It all sounds amazing! Congratulations, and I hope lots more comes of it.
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008 07:10:10 AM »

Thank you Smiley That's very kind of you.

« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008 09:53:10 AM »

Beautiful!  I suddenly feel inspired to get my photos from the beach printed and make a book to display them in!

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2008 02:02:01 AM »

bigfatroses: you should!! I think it's really fun to have smaller albums sometimes with their own themes and in different shapes. I often make my own to match the content, especially when I've traveled.

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