I can already hear some of you ask, Now "what" is this exactly?
Good question-- maybe you'll come up with a better name.
But here it is:
I was actually looking on Pinterest one day and came across one that a gal had made. It reminded me of the first one I saw in one of my old Somerset Studio Magazines:
Here's the photo of the one from in the magazine.
I remember when I first saw it saying to myself, "I wanna make one!"
The gal on Pinterest actually wrote that she saw it first in the Somerset magazine too.
Anyways... Re- Inspired; I set about looking for an olde book.
This one I bought at a thrift I think... -- I can't remember how many pages it has..480some I believe.
Anyways, I divided it in about half and folded half the pages in one way, then the other
half the other way so they'd all lay right.
It sounds overwhelming but it goes fast coz you can actually fold several pages
at a time and then just quickly separate them.
So here it is with the pages all folded.
I bought the turquoise knobs at Hobby Lobby and they were
already the color I wanted.
See the mat board sittin under it? I already had it for another project
and I used it to glue under the book for strength. In this picture obviously
it's not straight... -- just peeking out so you can see what it is.
You really would probably need something strong like that to glue beneath it
because it finishes it off well and gives you something to glue into when you stick the knobs
in the spine area. On the very bottom of the mat board I painted mine black first not that it
really matters but...
Gluing the knobs was a pain in the butt! I used E6000 and by the time I was done
.... me, Addie and Francoise (dogs) all thought we could maybe fly if we flapped our wings.
shewww. that stuff is strong smellin! I think if I make another one I'll try my glue gun instead unless the knobs are metal. Mine are wood. Real door knobs would be super cute.
Once the knobs set up- (next day)
I then used pretty papers and glued those down to decorate it,
and then used an old piano hymnal on top of that.
These are some of the cards I inserted in mine.
This one I got in Ft Collins last trip when I was there in February.
This is a card I got from the wife of the donor who gave me my bone grafts
for my teeth!!! My donors name was BOB. Every time I read this card I cry.
It's a card I'll treasure forever!
This card of my Good Shepherd is one I got at the Loretto Chapel.
Just this morning I was reading about knowing my
This one came in my mail recently from a friend.
You know who you are!!!!
Then I started making a bunch more.
A friend made me some tags and to make them fit,
I cut them in two and then used my corner punch on them and
strung them with the fancy ribbons she sent!
This one was a God thing.
One morning I woke up actually "Laughing" and had the word
LAUGH right on my mind. I've never done that before. I've woke up with a song on my mind, or a word... or remembering a dream... but never laughing! It was so cool and wouldn't ya know...
looking in my stash of art supplies... there was this tab that says LAUGH right on it.
(Did you laugh?)
Coz that merry heart thing does good like a medicine!
Another friend once sent me Phil 4:8 in her own handwriting.
I love how she wrote: Dear Sister on it too.
This one came by Royal Mail!
-- There's lots more and
I'm having fun with it. I can tell it's something that's going to keep right on growing.
To further age the whole book part a little bit; instead of spraying all the pages too dark,
I just dipped a paintbrush right in my bottle of glimmer mist and and painted it on some of the edges.
Also it helped camouflage some of the glue that I got too gloppy with around the spine when
inserting the knobs.
-- That's it!
A vintage card holder Thingamajiggy.
It kinda looks like a typewriter slash rolodex slash thing?
A friend and I wrote an email back n forth to eachother trying to figure out
what to call it?
What do you think?