At our Saturday monthly craft meet in October Sandra showed us how to make a meander book using one sheet of 12x12 doublesided paper. She'd found a tutorial for it on Splitcoaststampers and thought this would be a good project for the group to try. We did the basic cutting and folding on the day and started to decorate it using punches provided by Sandra and Susan. Each page is only 3"x3" so it's a great way to use up scrap pieces of card and paper to punch from or stamp on to.
When I got home I was determined to finish it off and not let another project fester in the UFO ( UnFinished Objects Box). However, other projects overtook and it was only last Friday, the day before our next meet, that I decided I was going to finish the book off and bring it back to show Sandra. I had a great day amongst stamps, peeloffs, dies and punches that had been lying neglected or not even tried. I decided the theme for the book would be butterflies and hunted out and printed off some quotes using the computer. By bedtime I had my pages planned, pieces placed on pages and all the mess tidied up again. Here they are before I stuck it all together and in to the book. The last picture shows the front cover and an open page. As you can see you can create apertures in the pages using punches.
Unfortunatley Sandra was unwell at the weekend so she didn't see it. I'll have to bring it along next time for her to see.
Last week my daughter Elaine had a few days off work and when Monday came around again she was really down at having to go back so I decided to give her the little quote book as a cheer me up, a just because pressie. She loves butterflies and she also collects quotes from various sources. To finish off the whole project I made a little box for her to keep it in.
It had the desired effect as I got a big hug in thanks.
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenge
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