Thursday, 18 August 2011

a mini photo book

We went to the island Öland with my sister and her boyfriend for a few days during our first week off work. I decided to make a little mini photo book for them to take back to Italy as a memento. I printed it at home and put it together by glueing the backs together. I am quite sure it won't hold up forever, but it looked nice. Ha!

My main focus was the photos. I didn't do any journaling at all, only wrote what the places were called. I used map paper that was offered as part of the Mouse Paper Scissors Dad class at JessicaSprague.com on some of the pages. So it ended up being a super colourful little book.

The front page


Some of the inside pages








I think I will do this a little more often!

Friday, 28 January 2011

Make a book with me!

I am so excited to bring you this Hybrid Friday Project! This project is all about favourites; places, moments, people, quotes, restaurants, pictures, wines - pretty much anything you want really.

We've had a tiny little book for years where we write down really good wines we've tried, when we drank it, what it was called, what it tasted like, and what we ate with it. I really like this kind of collecting and recently I designed a new book  to keep the tradition going.

In this project you will get my design (both printable PDF files and psd layered templates) and you will learn how to hand bind the book with a beautiful exposed coptic stitch binding.

Little book
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Little Book of Favourites is available at JessicaSprague.com today.

Friday, 3 December 2010

New in store - 12 Days of Christmas Hybrid Project Friday

Happy Friday! Bet you never thought I'd have something new up in my shop at JessicaSprague.com on a Friday? Well, times they are a-changing folks. This week is the first week of, I hope, several where I bring you a project for Hybrid Project Friday. Yay!

The project is a handmade accordion fold book devoted to the 12 Days of Christmas.

12 Days of Christmas
12 Days
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The project includes printable PDFs for the covers and inside pages of the book for those who prefer to stay out of Photoshop, fully layered psd templates for Photoshop fiends, and a complete printable PDF tutorial with images to guide you through the bookmaking from start to finish.

The book consists of 12 pages, one for each day of Christmas, with room for one photo on each page. When finished you will have a simple, but sophisticated mini album to remember your Christmas.

Here's my book




Here's what Meg did
Meg used the Frostbite Paper Pack for her book.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I will spend it making Christmas cards and sweets. :)

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Hybrid gifts, part two

The second project I did was quite a bit more labour intensive. But so worth it!

A few years back my very dear friend Karri, of Bourbon Creek Books, taught me how to hand bind books. This is a beautiful craft that she is a master of and I was like a pupil in awe, eager to pick up every little bit of information she could give me. I made a few books back then but have since let those projects rest for a while. Until now.

I have another friend, Liv Esteban (digi designer extraordinaire) who absolutely loves to write and who has an obession with journals. This year I wanted to honour both of my friends by using the skills that one gave me to give a gift to the other.

The result was this journal with one of Liv's favourite sayings on the front.
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For the cover of the book I used digital scrapbooking papers by Liv herself as well as Jessica Sprague and Orchard & Broome. Do check out their products at jessicasprague.com

The book was sent about two weeks ago so it should arrive at Liv's door step any day now. I truly hope she indeed does fill those papers with the breathings of her heart.

A huge thank you to my mentor and inspiration; Karri. I love you!