Friday, November 06, 2009

The Second Journal...

I have finally had the chance to grab a camera and take some photos of the second journal for Karla's class that I made. This one was quite different and took a lot longer time to make than the first one. It included a lot more pages inside and the spine was glued instead of stapled.

Because it has so many pieces of cardstock inside (40+) I couldn't get the journal to lay open (flat) while taking photos of the inside (and I don't have three or four hands to hold the journal open AND take photos at the same time LOL!), so instead I will show you some of the inside pages before they went into the album.

Some were totally plain... just white cardstock. Others were also plain but I used a variety of border punches on the edges. And then rest were stamped with some digital stamps that Karla supplied, then printed and cut to size. These were then randomly mixed throughout the book.

The finished book is 10x 10 centimetres and turned out really cute. The cover is designed by Karla and the spine is covered by some "Love Elsie" fabric paper.

If you look carefully at the photo below you can see the different "lengths" of the pages at the right side of the book - this is because some of the pages have the fancy border-cut edges.

The closure for this book was really cool and probably a bit hard to explain in photos/words, but I'll try... Two eyelets were put through the back cover and the string (embroidery floss) is looped through them...

Then it comes up and over the pages on the outside (right side as you look at the book), only to go INSIDE the front cover, come UP through the button holes and it's then finally tied in a bow on the front of the button/cover :)

A pretty neat way of a closure which I have never seen before. I hope my explanation together with the photos explained it well enough. :)

Have a great weekend everyone! :)

18 comments:

Liberty :) said...

That is REALLY lovely! I never thought to print pages on the PC like that either! I wish you were selling this as I'd totally buy it! I love the border punches too!

Mary said...

Gorgeous journal - I'm jealous!

Heather said...

Lovely work Anso :-)

{melissa} said...

I love the edged cardstock. Which border punches did you use?

Mole said...

Looks very good!

dottydotty said...

hopped off the train to say what a lush notebook:)

sharyncarlson said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love this! I am so intimidated by making my own books, wishing I could make something like this!

vinnie said...

so lovely journal ! love all the scalloped pages and the elsie fabric for the edge !

Karla Dudley said...

WOW!!!! It turned out Fabulous!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us ! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

It is a lovely journal. You did good!

Becky said...

That is a lovely journal!

Lizzie said...

Lovely little journal. The idea of punching some of the edges is great - I must try that some time!

I'm a bit confused about the closure though. It seems lovely as a decorative touch, but surely you can't use it every time you write in the journal - always having to thread the strings through the button from behind? Or have I missed something important?

Anyway, great project - thanks for sharing!

scrappyjacky said...

This looks gorgeous.....and I specially loved the punched edges.

Irene said...

Love it!

6p01156f3ca993970c said...

Wow! What a gorgeous book!

g said...

what a gorgeous journal! your projects & tutorials are always awesome!! i'm here from Shimelle's class but i've visited several times before & i'm so glad to be back!! can't wait to see what you create next! happy weekend :)

Rhonda said...

what a great journal!!!

Karen said...

Love those border-punched pages! I think I'll try that for Journal Your Christmas this year. I, like you, kind of adapt my journal from both Ali and Shimelle's albums.