Monday, June 9, 2008

A Little Note Book

This is the first book I made with my new Bind-it-all. I used two 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" coasters for the front and back cover. The papers inside are cut from blank computer paper and I used my corner rounder punch for the corners to match the coaster corners.

The paper used to cover the coasters is from the retired SU "Linen Prints" designer series paper. After adhering the paper with modge podge, I lightly sanded the edges and rubbed Whisper White craft ink over all the edges as well with a sponge dauber.
The stamp is from the set "Sweet Thing" which I chose as an encouragement for one who longs for love. It was stamped with Old Olive ink on Apricot Appeal textured cardstock. The ribbon used is the Old Olive polytwill ribbon from SU which I used, not only to accent the book, but to help hold the Aged Copper hodge podge small oval in place. I also used a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals to raise up the paper label in the metal holder and help to keep it more securely where I wanted it.

To finish the book, I used white wire in my Bind-it-all machine. I was really pleased with how this book turned out. I had a little trouble with the binding, trying to keep the wire in their tidy circles after being pressed in the machine. It seems to pinch them too much. I'll have to fiddle with that a bit and figure out how to fix that so it works great everytime.

I'm going to miss this finish on the Hodge Podge hardware. Stampin' Up! is retiring their current finishes and apparently bringing in some new ones. I love these aged finishes and will be sad to see them go, but I'm always excited to see what will come next!

1 comment:

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I love this little book! great job with it!