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Travel Junk Book by Rhea Freitag!

Filed under Book Challenge, Design Team, New Products, Newsletters, Sale

It’s Memorial Day Weekend here in the US, which means the start of summer. And what more fitting way to start summer vacation daydreaming than Design Team Member Rhea Freitag’s Travel Junk Book!

Rhea used scrapbook papers as the leaves of her book and tied the signatures into the spine with seam binding (a clever and easy way of binding a book… and as Rhea shows, a way to tie additional notes and pockets into the signatures, too).

Here’s a bit of Miz Bella’s introduction to her blog post:

The binding would look beautiful on its own but this is a project brought to you by Rhea so you know she couldn’t just stop there. The assorted charms hanging off of the ends of the ribbon are most fabulous; and if you look closely you will see a New! Fairy Vial! These awesome little vials have 2 antiqued brass end-caps with a head pin and tiny rubber stopper, all sized to fit a 1″ long acrylic tube. You can put all sorts of things in the vials; fairy dust, glitter, beads, tiny teeth from naughty children, but in this case Rhea used a postage stamp. Very clever don’t you think? (Using the postage stamp, not the tiny teeth from naughty children!)

 Rhea’s book is gorgeous! In addition to the big list of everything Rhea used, I’ve highlighted some of my faves below.

And, before you wander off to get immersed in Rhea’s tutorial (and video tour!) take a sec to scroll down and see the fun library pocket tag book from last Thursday’s newsletter (with a related sale, that’s still going on) and some long-anticipated items that are back in stock.

Thanks for looking!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: Pierrot Library Pocket Tag Book + Beach Theme Sale!

Next up on our “Mad for Books in May” is one made by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas. Rhonda has created an amazing tag book featuring Alpha Stamps most favorite character — Pierrot!

Aside from the use of luscious fibers and gorgeous colors from the New! Distress Paints, the most exciting thing in Rhonda’s book are the images that Rhonda used from the New! Pierrot Paper Dolls Set Download!

Rhonda says:

“I love being able to take images, resize, and print on my own printed papers. It’s like a new form of creating art!”

And… Rhonda cut down 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper to fit in her inkjet printer! So she could print the Pierrot images on the sheets from the New! French Industrial 12×12 Paper Stash!

Read more on the blog

And who won the GIVEAWAY? And why is the Beach Theme Sale related?

French Industrial 12×12 Paper Stash

Tan and Ivory Diamond Scrapbook Paper
Tan and Ivory Diamond Scrapbook Paper On Sale!

Pierrot Paper Dolls Set Download
Pierrot Paper Dolls Set Download

Large Manila Tags

Tiny Things Cling-Mounted Stamp Set
On Sale!
(Used all over the place in Rhea’s Travel Book!)

Brown Bag Kraft Pockets

(Wow… those would work well in a junk book like Rhea made…)

Metallic Distress Paints - Antiqued Bronze
Metallic Distress Paints – Antiqued Bronze

Distress Paints - Salty Ocean
Distress Paints – Salty Ocean On Sale!


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Posted by Leslie, May 26th, 2013

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