Take Me Away PaigeBook


Saturday, November 12, 2016

I learned how to make books in college and haven't stopped making them since! Here is my latest "PaigeBook" using my Take Me Away collection with Pink Paislee:
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This little book is 4x6" - the same size as standard photos so it's perfect for so many different uses: scrapbook, mini album, journal, smashbook, baby book, wedding sign-in book, bridal shower book, etc!
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I used two colors of thread to bind it together - pink for the first half and aqua for the second half. I tried to match the colors of thread to the colors in Take Me Away.
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I tied some things into the binding as I was sewing, namely, pearls and jewels, and also the little buttons from Take Me Away, and I was super ecstatic when I realized the epoxy paper clips from Take Me Away have loops so they strung right on like charms! FUN!
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The covers are made from wood that my dad cut for me and then I painted.
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My original plan for the covers was to paint white and colored stripes, but after I pulled off the first layer of washi tape it was going to be a bigger pain than I felt like tackling to add in the color stripes. So I was going to start over and paint the covers all white. When I added the next coat of white all over, I liked how the first layers of white showed through! Done and done.
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I used all 24 double-sided patterned papers (so 24 x 2 = 48 patterns) from Take Me Away to make the book - 12 "signatures" (groups of papers) made with 4 papers each = 48, so it worked out perfectly to show every pattern!
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From start-to-finish this book took about 2.5 hours.
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I have an online class showing how to make these books as well as kits to get you started if you're interested in learning! Visit: bit.ly/bookbindingshop
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Now off to make a baby book for my friend's 3rd baby boy!

3 comments

  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING all the goodies you added!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Such an awesome book and collection!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the two colored thread and oh, that paper line is perfect.

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