I just had to make another great junk book with a ton of great stuff from Alpha Stamps. The response to my last one included many requests as to how to put on of these together, so here is a tutorial and video tour. The new worn cover by Tim Holtz, allowed for a super simple version of this book, which I created on one Sunday morning. Yes, indeed, you heard that right, I made this in a morning craft session...from start to finish.
This time I chose to got with a travel theme for my book. I chose a few charms and talisman to give my book a bit of movement and soul. I love the capsule where there is a postal stamp tucked inside. I also love the compass rose and the Eiffel Tower, great nods to the theme.
In this version of my junk book I used three different colors of seam binding instead of dying my own silk ribbon. This took off a lot of time and mess off the project and still provided a great result with varying color.
Inside I used all kids of fun stuff. I would go through my packages of stuff in my stash, choose a pile of ephemera, and then flip through and apply everything I chose from that selection.
Here is just a tiny sample of what lies inside. Lots of pockets, bits of tape, things tucked inside and tons of postal goodness. I just adore the postal theme. I seriously can't get enough.
Stay tuned. Later this week I will be posting a video tour of this book along with a photo tutorial on how to assemble.