I have a fascination with pockets in books. They are great for holding things (like CDs or programs) and make the book interactive. Here's the cover of a new book I recently made:
Here's a close-up of the niche - the cover is made from foam core board, so it was super easy to cut a window into it:
Open it up, and every other page is a pocket! I put some white "pages" inside the pocket, but think about putting a CD of photos, or movies inside the pocket:
I made a book for a friend with some of it decorated with pictures, and then put the CD of all of the pictures in the back. It's a great way to share the memories of a special event without printing every photo and it lets your recipient choose what they'd like to include, too.
This book is stitched with waxed linen thread over ribbons, and has a really nice feel to it since the covers are light and thick. I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with this new structure, and will share more examples in the coming weeks.
I think this book would be perfect to collect memorabilia from a sea-side vacation or for anyone who loves beach themed items. The turquoise and aqua colors are so bright and cheery! It's made from cover weight card stock from Club Scrap.