Have you been using your 'What's the Story?' Quirky kit? I have and as I mentioned at the end of my previous post I've been turning some of it into a man-friendly project, which isn't always an easy thing to achieve in papercrafting!
I daren't share it with you before now as I'd made it as a birthday gift for my partner. But as his birthday has now come and gone .... here it is:
While the cover is the front of an old map which I found in a second-hand book shop for £1:00 - the spine is made from a strip of the light kraft micro-corrugated card from the kit.
I wanted to make good use of its flexible properties and, as I've used a similar technique to make an album spine before, this struck me as an ideal use for it: I also made a pocket page from the card, blanket stitching it in place using the kit's embroidery thread: I adore the double sided spots / grid design from the 4heures37 ‘les basiques’ range. Here I simply folded over the paper down the inner edge making both patterns visible at once. I then aged the paper using, appropriately enough, a Ranger Distress Ink in 'Old Paper': Continuing with the aged and worn feel - which seemed somewhat more manly than some papercrafting techniques - I made an additional pocket-page from the Glitz Designs 'Kismet Stripe' patterned paper and some large eyelets: And here's what the pages look like all together: