Leftover from My Book…

Yesterday I showed a hand-stitched book I made using a 12×12 piece of double sided cardstock.

I had a small piece of cardstock left…just enough to make a card and a tag:

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The paper is from Close To My Heart’s For Always set; the stamps are all from CTMH’s Card Word Puzzle C1494, black embossed and colored with watercolor pencils. They are mounted on black foam tape from EK Success (I love the black foam for darker backgrounds!) Add a touch of Ranger’s Diamond Stickles to the center of the larger flower and a dash of pink around the sentiment (made from the Word Puzzle pieces and cut out using a Spellbinders’ die). Add that black ribbon and bam, we’re done.

And not a scrap of paper left from that piece! Yay!
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A Stitch In Time … Creates A Book

I recently learned a new book binding technique, and it’s so easy and fun that I’ve been going crazy making books! You start with a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock (I used Close to My Heart’s For Always Paper), trim it and score it for the spine.

Take a look:

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I haven’t decided what to do with the book … give it away? Use it as a journal? So I left the label (cut using Spellbinders’ die label 8) blank.

Here are closer looks at the spine:
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And some of the inside pages:
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(The details: Paper, embellishments from Close To My Heart. I used three small Zots dots to adhere the metal piece, which is from the Mini Medley Accents set, as is the paper clip on the inside. The rose is from the Love Blooms set C1511 embossed in Stampendous! PEARLustre Moonstone.)

After finishing the book, I had a few scraps leftover — just enough for a card and a tag, which I’ll post tomorrow.
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