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« on: October 05, 2008 11:35:54 AM »

I never know what to make my brother for Christmas, so I thought a secret agent-style book might be cool and campy enough to entertain him. Sorry about the crappy photos...there is no light in my apartment.

To see the photos, go to this link and click through the four pictures that follow:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lauren.e.abbott/Crafty#5253737914938262322









I've been looking through postings and tutorials for these secret compartment books, and mine seems to be completely different from the others. You can't tell from the pictures, but the inside is lined in velvet and trimmed with ribbon and some tacky gold braid. I didn't glue the pages together like the other tutorials suggest--I wanted to pages to look normal natural from the outside. So instead, I "sewed" the pages together and hot-glued the whole chunk of them to the back cover. I like how it turned out; the only downside is that the trim creates a bulge in the middle of the book. After I finished this, I piled a bunch of heavy books on top, hoping that it might get flattened and smoothed out after a few days.

I didn't take any photos while I was crafting, but I'd love to post a step-by-step if anyone's interested. Just thought it might be nice to show a different process.
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Cheiri
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008 04:01:17 PM »

Wow, that's really neat!! I'd love to see a tutorial.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008 08:07:43 PM »

Me too, I'd love to see a tute.  I love that you kept the pages unglued so it looks like a perfectly ordinary book until it's opened.  Excellent job!
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