Monday, April 26, 2010

A little look at the little book...

Just thought I'd share a few photos of some of the pages I
completed of my nephew's beach book this weekend.
The sandcastle was cut with my Cricut using Doodlecharms
cartridge. The sun and bucket are from a package of felt
shapes I've had in my stash for a few years now.
No project [on my worktable] is complete without buttons!


I'll put the book together with my Bind-it-all once
I have the covers complete.

♥ ♥ ♥

For this project (and most of the other mini-books I make) I made the pages using a piece of chipboard and glued the base paper to each side using Yes! paste. I love that stuff though it's a bit messy to use. I slop it on and wipe it off with a credit card (like it's a squeegy if that makes sense) so there's a very thin layer. Once glued, I layer waxed paper between the pages and put them under a heavy book for at least 24 hours to cure. The pages end up being very stiff - almost like thin pieces of wood - and the paper doesn't peel around the edges like it usually does if I use a glue stick.

Happy Monday!
xo

21 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous,Deb...a real beach feel to them.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Such happy colors! And I love hearing about how others do their minis. Should be very sturdy for those little hands to page through!
rinda

Anonymous said...

OMG how cute is this??? You are truly amazing! I am so lucky to have you for my sis!
Love ya--Valerie

Sian said...

As Rinda says, it looks sturdy and well able to stand a lot of looking at, which is great. It's so lovely I can imagine it being kept and admired for many many years to come :)

Rachel B said...

That is soo cute! I like the technique you have used to secure the pages.

Lizzie said...

That's just about the technique I use for mini-albums too! It's so easy,but makes such strong pages. I don't have a binder - I really should think hard about buying one... Still I seem to manage well without it!
Love the Bazzill Bling cardstock (?) for the pages - just right for a beach/seaside theme.
The pages look lovely so far - your book will be a great gift when it's finished!

Carrie Rosalind said...

I love the colors in this book. :) Can't wait to see the finished product!

sharyncarlson said...

Awww, what a cute album for an adorable nephew!

debs14 said...

What a great book, thanks for sharing how it was made. Think I need to add 'Bind it All' to my wish list!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Love it! You continue to amaze!

Ruth said...

Ooh, it's looking so lush!

melissa kaye said...

Deb,

Your little books are always so wonderful to take a peak at. :)

Is it almost Saturday yet?? :-) I think it is..!

❤ Mel

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful book Deb - but how can it be anything else with such a cutie as that gorgeous little boy?

Amy said...

The book is looking fantastic Deb, your colours are so lovely - my favourites!
Thanks for the tip using the credit card adhering the glue, I like to cover notebooks sometimes and this would be a big help :-)

helena said...

lovely pages - like the pile of buttons sitting in the background.

I'm addicted to feeding your turtle - just fed them 5 blobs so that all 3 got something - daft or what !

traci said...

what a fun book. full of color. he will love that. you do beautiful work. i wish i lived closer to ya. we could scrap together.

humel said...

Oh, wow, Deb - this is gorgeous!! :-)

Mom said...

Love it, Sweetie! Your choice of colors is perfect as usual! That little boy is such a cutie..I spent the night there and took him and Presley to school this morning. He woke up giggling at something in his room and continued to laugh the whole time I got him ready! Such a little joy! And his big sister was amazing this morning, too! xo

Cat said...

This is gorgeous!

I love your suggestion of spreading glue with a credit card - will try it out!

Rosemary said...

This is so adorable, can't wait to see it finished! Thank you for sharing the technique for getting such a smooth result papering on chipboard pieces, I'm going to try this out and see if I can make mine a little sturdier!

Thank you for playing with us at Opus Gluei, please come back for more challenges!

Jana said...

Terrific album. Love all the bright happy colors. And all those buttons are certainly a must. Thank you so much for playing with us at Opus Gluei.

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