I actually started this book last week, with the intention to enter it into Simon Says Stamp and Show some tickets challenge. I did not get enough done to feel comfortable posting. I lucked out though as this week the challenge was to show some stars. The compass rose on the paper is in starry form. I love the symbolism of the compass; direction. I added some star rub ons and a really great piece of journal jewelry that was star themed to drive the theme home. I do love stars as you may have guessed. :) The book has a wonderful sound to it because of the little bells too. Just the perfect amount of movement and jingle.
I actually colored the entire book blue to go with the star theme too. I did not like how the stain looked on the binding, so I simply went over everything with a brown tones. Now there are under currents of blue, which I love. A happy mistake.
There are tons of pockets inside to tuck in lists, receipts and holiday ephemera I find along the way.
The pockets were made by simply folding a rectangle of paper in half and taping around the edges with tissue tape. My loyal followers know...I am totally addicted to tissue tape.
I scored a few packs of recipe cards at a big box store for a buck a pack. They make for great pages in my little book.
I used holiday rub ons throughout this project too. I am like a child like fascination with them.
Perhaps it will help me to have a countdown calendar this year....
Like my last book, I also added a bit of old ledger book paper for lists. On the first page here, I glued on a bit of snowflake ribbon.
I really love the addition of envelopes throughout the book. The polka dot one above was handmade by someone else, I embellished it.
I adore the postal theme too, perhaps this is where my love of envies started.
I used an opaque spray ink on this air mail envelope called tin type, love the flat color.
I use the envelops to tuck in bits of paper and ephemera for later work as well. I really love some of the reproduction vintage stuff you can get these days.
In the last four sections I used Tim's adage tickets as the label, I thought this was a cute idea. It was inspired by lasts week's ticket challenge as I had mentioned earlier.
Tim's seasonal paper stash came in quite handy too.
I used the tiny attacher to simply staple on the ticket. Looks good and it is a sturdy way of connecting this feature as it will take some wear and tear.
The brown envie here was sent to me. I folded it and cut it up to make a double pocket. Recycling plus art!
This last pocket is hinged with tissue tape. This is a very easy way to add a pocket into your projects!
The dream label was a mistake from my dream jar. I added the tickets to the label, but did not like them for my jar. Another up cycle for me.
I look forward to continuing to work on this book. This is really just a template for lots more play and fun. I did manage to take a few pictures of me assembling the book. Many of you commented and emailed requests to show you how to put this together when I posted last time. The pics are not great due to the crumby lighting in the basement, but I do plan to post a tutorial soon. My little gift to you for the holiday!
That is all for now. I think I am going off to a holiday bazaar to get some more Christmas spirit.