Blooming Wild Coptic Book by Paige Evans

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

With every scrapbook collection I create a matching coptic book and here is the Blooming Wild edition! I do have a virtual class teaching how to make coptic books HERE.
I love making these handmade coptic books mostly to look pretty on my shelf, let's be honest :)
You can use them as diaries, "smash books" or art journals, daily gratitude lists, wedding sign-in books, mother-to-be baby shower books, as a scrapbook, making goals & checklists, tracking accomplishments, for instax photos, book reviews, and so much more! I made my December Daily 2017 in one and I think it's one of my most favorite December Daily albums to date.
I love to try new techniques with the covers - I've painted them, stamped them, covered them with embellishments, and even left them plain. Blooming Wild is filled with flowers so for this book I had the idea of making dozens of 1.75" rolled paper flowers and using them to cover the covers! During our 5 hour drive to Santa Fe for Spring Break I rolled and rolled and rolled little flowers. I love working on projects during road trips!
My favorite part is the exposed binding and tying on charms, beads, stickers, tassels, buttons, sequins, and more as I'm sewing.
In addition to the Flower Charms in Blooming Wild I also made my own charms with back-to-back stickers from the Sticker Book, hearts from the Puffy Phrase Stickers, buttons and flowers from the Cardstock Stickers, and Mini Flower Puffy Stickers.
On the front cover I added a floral "HELLO THERE" Cardstock Sticker and then hot glued all the flowers around it.
I drilled 7 holes in the plywood covers that my dad and I cut together, sanded them, and then painted them a light blush pink.
I chose 18 floral Blooming Wild papers to make the signatures (groups of paper) and cut two of each to stack together so they're pretty from the outside and inside. Rainbow order and flowers galore!
This book is 4x6" which is perfect for full-sized photos and smaller memorabilia.
It lays flat when opened which makes it easy to write & create art inside.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of making a cute book completely from scratch! Once you make one, you'll want to make more!
Be sure to check out my virtual class teaching how to make these coptic books HERE.
Find all my previous coptic books made with my collections:
Garden Shoppe // Splendid // Bungalow Lane // Wonders // Go the Scenic Route // Bloom Street // Truly Grateful // Horizon // Whimsical // Pick-Me-Up // Turn the Page // Oh My Heart // Take Me Away // Fancy Free
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you're inspired to try making coptic books with Blooming Wild!
Let me know if you have any questions!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, charms: BLOOMING WILD; Cut files: Rolled Flowers by Paige Evans

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