Saturday, August 29, 2009

Nouveau Chic Book

This is the Nouveau Chic book that my Crafter's Club gals made. It was fairly easy with no a bunch of steps or supplies. It's 6x6 which is such a nice size for a scrapbook about a single event or person. And I LOVE the Nouveau Chic dsp from Stampin' Up! It's a departure from their usual styles. It features a nice color palette: Sage Shadow, Basic Grey, Apricot Appeal (a color I havent' used in ages). It's the same paper I used for my banner, twitter page and SU web site. So this book is  a CASE from a project in the Stampin' Success magazine that demonstrators receive every month.

For the cover I used textured Basic Black because it has such a nice feel to it. It's 6x12 with a half inch spine in the middle. The Sage Shadow wraps around it to give extra strength.

The inside pages are divided into three "signatures" which is a grouping of pages. You can kinda see that at the bottom edge of the binding in this photo. If you look in your book collection at a hardbound book, you will see the signatures in the binding - paperbacks are not bound in the same way. The are individual pages glued into the cover.

The pages are Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla and Nouveau Chic cut to 11.5 x 5.25 and folded in half.

Anyway, each signature is pierced about half an inch in and threaded with black embroidery floss which is tied with a bow inside. When I bound the middle signature I added a button and to hold it in place I used a glue dot.

For the front we added our monogram with the Lovely Letters alphabet stamp set in black ink. The we used Versamark and a stamp from the For All You Do set and clear embossed that. The chipboard frame is naked and it's a chipboard collection that is retired. On the side we looped black grosgrain and tied with apricot grosgrain.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing a few minutes of it with me!


1 comment:

  1. This book is beautiful. I love the colors you chose for it too! Classic!


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