Got a bunch of Christmas cards and pretty scraps of paper laying around? Why not sew up some cute little notebooks?
All you need to do is cut up a bunch of the paper and fold it in half. I didn't make my pages the same size or even line them up.
There you have it.
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Re-Bound shows readers how to take every day materials from around the house, flea markets and thrift stores, and hardware and office supply stores, and turn them into fabulous books. Instead of saying, What can I make a book out of, readers will be thinking, What can't I make a book out of? In Re-Bound, a vintage souvenir wallet becomes a photo album. Last year's trendy sweater becomes a takealong journal. Even potato chip bags get a second life as a handy pocket notebook. This fun pursuit is economical as well as ecological. A variety of attractive, uncomplicated bindings, how-to instructions, and step-outs bring each project to life.
Jeannine Stein (Los Angeles, CA) has been making books for more than 15 years, exploring bindings,
mediums, and techniques. She has studied with notable book artists Daniel Essig, Keith Smith, Kitty
Maryatt, and Charlene Matthews. Her work has been featured in such Quarry titles as Pockets, Pullouts,
and Hiding Places, Beyond Scrapbooks, and 100 Ideas for Stationery, Cards, and Invitations. Her projects have also been appeared in magazines, including Home Companion, Romantic Country, and Stamper's Sampler.