Hello , Long time no see…. I am dreaming up all these projects and it takes time to make it all. I never thought making a book from scratch could take so long. I was asked to make a book for a friend who’s son is graduating this month and I accepted the challenge. First I had to search for Graduation paper as I have none in my stash.I order all my stuff from my favorite online site: scrapbook.com. Second,I have never,ever made a book like this for someone else…I was a little nervous….After watching a load of tutorials on Youtube,I settled down at my table and got down with it. This is what I made:-
This book is a Big one!! 10X10″ and the spine measures 31/2X10″. The cover was made from good,sturdy chipboard. I don’t decorate my books too much.I like the idea that it could be stored in a book shelve,just like a real book – 🙂 I used 3 different paper collections to make this book and I am happy how well it all mixed and matched. I used Simple Stories ‘Grad’, Karen Foster Design ‘ Hats Off’ and paper from Scrapbook Customs. I added a black ribbon and a paper and foil embellishment. The tassel is part of a ‘Book mark’ I made for added interest.
View from the top:- I could fit 6 pages in the spine. The book is chunky,but No ‘crocodile mouth’ and No cracking!!
With all the pockets,flaps and fold outs there is place for 120 and more photos.
Very happy that my paper did not crack.When you make something for someone else,you want it to be as Perfect as possible! I love the black and white paper! So stylish!
In the next blog entry I would like to share the process of how I constructed the book…but for now…it’s bed time!!
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Till next time