pARTy : refillable books

pARTy : refillable books
i hosted a pARTy last friday, and we made refillable books!

they are pretty simple: front/back/spine boards covered with book cloth and decorative paper, half-moon envelopes on the inside covers, and 3 signatures of 8.5 x 11 paper secured inside with elastic cord (the signatures can be removed and replaced, giving the book a long life). i thought it’d be a great introduction to covering boards for bookmaking for the newbies, and a refresher for those that have been attending since day one. we had a slow start, since i wanted everyone to have the chance to pick their paper and book cloth combination: once decisions were made all of the pieces were individually hand-cut. but the assembly went pretty quickly, and wow, look at all of the beautiful books!

and we ate a lot of cheese!

(papers from snow & graham, eieio studio, paper source, and paper works)

11 responses to “pARTy : refillable books”

  1. jess says:

    Those are really beautiful!

  2. Sara says:

    I’m so envious! I’ve never done book binding. Wish I could have been there!

  3. Jackie says:

    Those all turned out tremendously awesome. I love the little detail of the half moon envelopes too!

  4. Jesse says:

    It sounds (and looks) like so much fun! Making the books refillable is such a good idea.

  5. janie says:

    hi there, I’m back on line at long last, good to see you’re still pArtying. the books look great.

  6. Florcita says:

    Wow! Look at all those books!
    Love the colors, so bright… and what a great idea!!! I want to go to one of your book parties! Im dieing to learn how to make a book!

  7. aimee says:

    this is such a great idea – i love how you use elastic to make them refillable!

  8. Anna says:

    I must say we made some mighty fine looking books. Usually a couple stick out as my favs but I like each and every one of these. As usual you threw an awesome pARTy and yes, that was a phenomenal amount of cheese.

  9. martha says:

    they look fantastic!
    I’m sorry to have missed it -I would love to learn how to do this.

  10. molly says:

    once again making me jealous with the whole pARTy thing. these are gorgeous, jen.

  11. Sarah says:

    I want to make more of these. I do so love my little grey and yellow book. It is BY FAR the best thing I’ve made in awhile. I’m using it to record ideas for 52 weeks. Bench Monday ideas too.

    I keep meaning to buy graph paper to make signatures out of but I’m spacey and I keep forgetting when I’m near office supplies. That’ll make it just about perfect. I like me some lines to write on.

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