I made this coaster book for a color challenge on SCS (River Rock, Choc Chip & Really Rust). The challenge also included a request to make and send a card to Victoria, a young girl suffering from Cancer. They were hoping to have cards from each state in the US coming to her.
I decided to make Victoria a little book using the challenge colors - with clip art of things in Massachusetts on the pages as well as encouraging sentiments. There were 6 pages in my book - here I show the cover and 2 of the pages.
I mailed this off to Victoria and hope that she enjoyed looking through it and learning a little bit about my state.
I made this little spiral book for another SCS challenge - we had to use spirals of some sort on our card. I used my Bind It All again and 2 coasters for the covers. First I put the designer paper on the front and back covers. Then I cut out 8 white card stock pages and punched the corners with the corner rounder. Then I used the Bind It All to punch through all the layers and to attach the spiral coil. I tied coordinating ribbons in knots on the spirals. Easy peasy! And what a quick fun little book!
This is a $1 journal from Michaels that already has pink circles on it and a solid pink bottom with a white circle that says Journal in it. I added a piece of Infuse Basic Grey paper framed in Chocolate Chip, a framed sentiment stamp and Infuse Die Shapes from Basic Grey.
I used a Glitter String clasp from K & Company to close the journal and added a friend charm at the end of the string to secure the end. I taped a length of dotted grosgrain ribbon to the back cover to use as a book mark with a brad at the folded end of it - you can see it sticking out at the bottom. I tied coordinating gingham ribbons around the coils at the top.
The Sentiment says: The place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes - Ian Myrdal.
I made several of these Cowboy theme journals to sell at our church fair last fall. The journal was $1 at Michaels and was already printed with the background and lace that you see. I added the stamped Wild West and Sheriff badge circles ($1 stamps from Michaels) and the stamped Journey square and tied 3 coordinating ribbons on the coil bindings. I made a book mark out of a wider black ribbon and taped it to the inside back cover - I put a star metal brad on it to weigh it down a little - you can see it sticking out at the bottom.
A friend at work commissioned me to decorate an artist sketch book for her teenage daughter's birthday. I found a great bound journal with blank white pages in it so she could use it for drawing. I have since seen other artist sketch books at art supply stores such as Utrecht.
I made several panels of card stock and designer paper. I used the photo corner punch for several corners and attached some great brads I got at Target for $1. I distressed the edges on the sentiments and sponged with Bordering Blue ink. I tied coordinating ribbons on the spirals. I also put a panel of one of the designer papers inside a Pentel pen so that it would match the sketch book.
I made this little altered book during the January 2008 VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) on SCS. This is a little composition book measuring 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 - you know like the big black and white composition books we used to get for school. I bought this little one at CVS.
My friend Jeannine gave me this great stamp by Inkadinkadoo and the paper is from Basic Grey. There is a narrow grosgrain brown ribbon that you attach while putting it together - to use as a bookmark - you can see it on the top left as well as sticking out a tad on the bottom.
I didn't think I was going to like making this book - covering the whole thing with DP and all - but I love how it came out! I'm going to use it to write down the directions for cards I make. I made a matching Pentel pen too by rolling a piece of the DP and slipping it inside the pen.
Here is a tutorial on SCS on how to make this cute book so you can make one too!
Well, these are all the journals and bound books that I have made so far. I already have some other $1 journals purchased from Michaels that I'm itching to alter - and I want to make a bound coaster calendar that Beate did a tutorial for on SCS a few weeks ago. So look for more of these to come here on my blog!
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