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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Smashin' a book with STEve :D

And by STEve I am referring to the delightful Amy McDonald(it is her current fav name :D)
Yesterday she held a free online class making a spiral bound book using her stash of scrapbook papers(visit her blog HERE to see results and link to recorded class)

I started mine by recycling a butchered book cover...
then I sat and stroked my fav doublesided K&Co Blossomwood paper pad....
before cutting to size.....(oooow..that hurt...)
But they do look gorgeous bound together :D
Had to look away as I cut this piece in half....but I was using my trimmer(thanks to which lady it was for the pressure advice) so it was quick.
Now the inside was full of scrummie papers, but the outside!!!!!
So I did some paper weaving with the off cuts....
and made a panel for the front cover, sealed with some sparkly christmas tape I had lying around from last year(xmas 2010)
and just because I couldn't bare to throw away the off cuts from the offcuts, I used them to make page tabs :D
I still have to add pockets and stuff to the pages, but that will be cool as I get to stroke the papers each time *stroke, stroke*, and I will be using my cuttlebug to add some embossed pieces.....just couldn't use it for laughing last night lol :D

And what was hubby doing while I cringed and cried as I cut into those papers.....
He fell asleep....playing with his magna doodle...bless :D
and they complain that we treat them like children hahahaha...... :D XXX

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15 comments:

  1. Oooooh fab, wonder what you are gonna fill it with???
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  2. You are amazing, I know I say it all the time, but seriously. The way you revive things is truly magical.

    And your hubby looks adorable. Don't they look like kissable angels when they sleep?

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  3. omg.
    the magnadoodle.

    oshit that is so funny!

    Your book is so beautiful. I know what you mean about cutting the papers - but i guess i'd rather use them than let them just sit there being pretty :)

    also.
    travis pointed out something about the BIA.
    it really could use suction feet on the bottom.

    like the cusslebug.

    xxa

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  4. Hahahaahahahaha! Does he know you took that pic? OR that you BLOGGED it? Hahaha! Priceless.

    As for the book. Oh my word. Those papers are lush. The book is gorgeous. I may have drooled a little into my keyboard.

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  5. Hehee love that piccy, bless him :)
    Great work on the book and i adore that paper weaved cover
    hugs June x

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  6. Beautiful designs, I love the interlacing.

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  7. How cool - seems to become a wonderful project.

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  8. Has Macho Magna Doodle man seen this post... TOO CUTE!!!!! Love that book too, ohh & STEve, STEve rocks :)

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  9. Oh Gina! You're full of great ideas! I wasn't really gonna do the smash book but now you put the book cover in the play. I'm intrigued now! :) I understand you painn while you were cutting those papers. It's something I need to prepare myself before I actually do it. Maybe I'll meditate a few days. :)))

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  10. Ok, the cover is super cool, love the papers and your tabs {I so get that} but the star of the show is really your hubby and his magnadoodle. Priceless!

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  11. OOOO .. those papers are delicious! Love the woven cover. Had a friend make me a small woven cover out of TH word tickets - also very cool for a little gift. The inside cover is indeed awesome. You stroke those pages all you want - they deserve it. Your hubby? simply darling shot! xoDonna

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  12. You've been tagged:
    http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/2012/01/double-witchy-cat-dare-you.html

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  13. The nest and the bird with the branches of the tree is really lovely.

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  14. Love your book. I feel your pain about cutting up those papers. I'm trying to get over that and use up my pretty stuff.

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