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Topic: "A History of Pirates" notebook (stash swap 3 spoiler!)  (Read 1862 times)
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« on: March 10, 2006 02:56:02 AM »

With a name like A History of Pirates, you would think this book would be incredible, right? Well, you'd be wrong. Luckily I got it out of the bargain section at Chapters so I had no qualms about cutting 'er up and making it into a blank notebook.

I cut out the pages with an exacto knife. I threw away all the pages, but first I scanned in the illustrations. Then I printed them out on plain old 8.5 x 11" paper, and along with lots of other blank pages I cut them to size. Then, using two pieces of sturdy cardboard as covers, I sewed them up using the coptic stitch. Next I glued the cardboard onto the inside covers of the book, then I glued flyleafs printed onto cardstock on top of that. The pattern on the flyleafs is from Reprodepot (best resource ever) and the front one reads "This book be the property of:" in the font Rapscallion from Dafont.

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One of the illustrations:

This is probably the best book I've ever made now. It's got everything right, I think. Right now it's winging its way to Florida for stargirl!
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006 07:12:13 PM »

This notebook totally rocks!  AND I must say I think I looked at this book on Amazon to buy once, so you also just save me from a bad purchase, too. 

« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2006 08:37:10 PM »

i love this!! good way to make use of a fabulous title that the author clearly misused... whoever is on the recieving end of that swap will be pleased. =)
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