Monday, April 16, 2012

Who doesn't love pockets in books?

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.

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