book binding, Handmade Books

Button Hole Book Binding part 2

Hi everyone,

I made another book yesterday with the book binding skills learned from the workshop I attended on Wednesday on button hole book binding..

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For this one I used a 12 x12 chalk board effect paper stack that I bought from the range for ยฃ3 and some black and white washi tape I bought from Ikea a while back.

I am really enjoying making books just now, although I have a few projects in the pipeline that I am working on which I will share in the coming weeks..

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As always, thank you for popping round

sarah x

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Do more than exist

Hi everyone,

Two posts in one day for you all… unfortunately the video I recorded for this project had cut off and stopped recording 5 mins into it.. so no video for this one :/

I love making these little books, and will make another very soon and record that one

This book uses the summer blues paper collection by tilda, it’s a lovely clean and fresh paper just perfect for summer

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supplies list :-

  • Paperartsy Greyboard 4″ x 4″
  • Tilda Summer Blues Paper Pad 12 x 12
  • Scortape
  • Linen Cardstock (for the pages)
  • Bind it all Machine & Wires
  • Stampin up Butterfly Die
  • Starlight Stickles
  • Tim Holtz Chit Chat words
  • Lil Inker Stitched Square Dies

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I made a couple of envelopes for the inside and also a couple of tab pages using the we r memory keepers envelope punch board .. will post a video on how I made the envelopes soon.

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LOVE Book

Hi everyone… and a very happy Sunday to you all…

I have a LOVE Book to share with you today. ย  I have made one of these before, I’m sure if you search the vaults of the blog you will find it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย  ย  ย  update ย ………….. I searched and found it … it was 2011!! click here for a wee nosey

This book that I made today will be heading along to my Indigoblu demonstrations.

Love book

 

supplies used :-

  • White Geesoo Good Gesso.
  • Banana Custard Acrylic paint made into a spray
  • Distress Inks : Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
  • Indigoblu Design Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Indigoblu Vintage Flourish Stamp
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Starter Set
  • Indigoblu Megaflake : Lancashire Rose
  • Indigoblu Live Laugh Love Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up Inky Splotches Stamp
  • Sari Silk
  • Indigoblu Diamond Stencil

It all started with a layer of Geesso good

step 1

 

I added some pink text patterned paper that covered the entire surface of theheart. Then I added some Banana Custard acrylic paint to a bottle to make up a lovely creamy yellow spray.. ย then i tool the diamond stencil and added distress ink randomly over the surface.

step 2

I inked around the edges, then edged in Lancashire Rose megaflakes…added some embelishments, more ink, some more stamping, a wee bit embossing, some cardboard box offcuts… et voila!… although I made add to it later ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย I’m not sure I have finished yet.

step 3

 

If I made any further changes and additions to the book, I will post an update

 

Love book

 

As always, thanks so much for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Retirement Wishes Book

I was asked to make a retirement card for someone at work who is leaving at the end of June… and I thought rather than making a “big” card, I would do something a wee bit different and make a retirement book, where there will be loads of space for everyone to write a wee message ๐Ÿ™‚

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The book measures 6″ x 4″ .. and I will be making a card stock envelope/box for it tomorrow evening, with the We r memory keepers envelope punch board, so if you are around at 7pm GMT i will be over on Ustream making it live.

Supplies List:-

  • 2 x pieces of 6 x 4 greyboard/chipboard
  • 1 x sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper
  • Chipboard Letters
  • Promarker or Copic Markers to colour the letters – I used Peach Promarker
  • Bind it All Machine
  • Pink half inch ย “O” Wire
  • Vintage Cream cardstocky paper for the inside (it is thicker than paper but thinner than cardstock) ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Stampin up dimensional adhesive
  • Scortape – lots of ๐Ÿ™‚

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as always, thanks for popping round

See you tomorrow!

Sarah

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Shabby Sunday #6

Shabby Sunday #6

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As promised last week, I have another handmade book to share with you ๐Ÿ™‚

It has a kinda shabby beach hut polaroid book ย feel to it… lol

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I used a lot of Dylusions white linen spray ink on this little book and put in a lot of polaroid frames, it is now just ready and waiting for some photographs to go into it!

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Supplies list :-

  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Linen Thread & Awl (or pokey tool)
  • My Minds Eye Miss Caroline 6 x 6 paper pad
  • Uniball Signo Broad OpaqueWhite Pen
  • Pink Paislee Portfolio Stamp Set
  • Sizzix Polaroid FramesDie Set
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Shaddow Inks (various different colours)
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set – A little sentimental
  • Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive
  • SEI Corrugated card alphas
  • Prima Birch Wood Hearts
  • Glossy accents

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I’m off to edit the video tutorial for this little book and it should be up on Youtube later this evening ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks so much for popping round

Sarah ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shabby Sunday #5

Hi everyone…

Welcome to Shabby Sunday #5, and this week I have made a shabby chic tag book.

If you popped into my blog on Friday, I had mentioned that I was attending a book making workshop over in Edinburgh, at a craft shop called Stampers Grove. ย  It was a really good class, ย a great tutor called Yvonne, I had a lot of fun! and I enjoyed craftingwith a lovely group of ย ladies ย ๐Ÿ™‚

My project today is a Tag Book, using my newly learned techniques from yesterday’s class.

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I have a video that I will be editing after I complete this blog post, It should be up on Youtube later on today and I will also post it here on my blog.

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you can use whatever paper you have, I used patterned paper, you might fancy watercolour paper, ordinary copier paper, or scrap paper to use up your “bits”

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I also used some vintage pink buttons to embelish the front of the tag book/

Supplies list :-

  • Ranger No. 10 Manilla Tag
  • Glitz Design Patterned Paper 12 x 12
  • K & Co 12 x 12 lattice cut paper painted in antique white acrylic paint
  • Vintage Pink Buttons
  • Wild Orchid Crafts Open Roses 5mm 10mm and 15mm
  • Dylusions White Spray Ink
  • Vintage cream ric rac ribbon (from MaryBeth)
  • White Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Shop
  • Ranger Glossy Accents, Collage Glue Stick and Hot Glue Gun
  • Linen Thread and a book binding needle

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There are various different sizes of roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I painted them with Dylusions white ink

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Thanks for popping round ๐Ÿ™‚

Sarah

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Shabby Chic Altered Notebook

Hi Everyone…

Here is this weekends design team project for the Wild Orchid Crafts Youtube Design Team “The Wild Bunch”… too watch the video click ย here

I created an altered notebook… lots of paint, lots of glitter and lots of flowers ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

EM-00002 100 LARGE SILVER HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
SXX-011 50 2-TONE PINK CALLA LILY FLOWERS
FM-00183 50 PALE PINK MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES 20MM
CAM-001 5 x SMALL RESIN BEAUTIFUL LADY OVAL CAMEO
REZ-030 100 WHITE HEART SHAPE FLAT BACK PEARL 8 mm
CX-00039 25 MINITURE SILVER RINGING BELLS
BUD-107 50 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SEMI-OPEN ROSES – 8mm
FM-00011 50 GOLDEN YELLOW MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm
WD-00013 12 BABY PINK BABY’S BREATH FLOWERS
FS-00057 50 IVORY MULBERRY PAPER SWEETHEART BLOSSOM FLOWERS
EX-00041 50 “FLORAL FOUNDATIONS” PINK TONE MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM FLOWERS
PM-000134 ** NEW ** 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
SB-00014 VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – PINK TULIP
CR-00018 6 GOLD CRYSTAL HEART (Chandeliers) ON GOLD STEMS

 

other products used:-

  • Decoart Pink Lemonade Acrylic Paint
  • Windsor & Newton Iridescent Medium
  • Scor-tape
  • Stampin up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • Calico Fabric
  • Muslin Fabric
  • Gutterman Silver Thread
  • Chipboard Frame
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
  • Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Glossy Accents