Tuesday, 16 April 2013

For the Love of Little Books

Hello everyone and welcome. Lovely to see you here in my little place on the web.....
Like many of you I think, I LOVE little books, they make great little keepsakes and lovely gifts for friends.
This one was made out of one sheet of A4 kraft card. There are many tutorials out there on how to do this
HERE is a link to one of them. Depending on how you glue your book together, it can either have little pockets for tags etc, or not. For this one I chose not to have pockets. This made my book extra strong, almost like a little board book.
Here first of all is the cover:
The stamps through out the book were from The Artistic Outpost new Paper Boy set. I also used some Tim Holtz and Alpha Stamps stamps and as you can see decorated my cover with some sprayed flowers, a home made ticket and brad and a pen nib. Here are some details:

For the inside pages I used a selection of my chosen stamps and some of the wonderful quote stamps from said Mr Holtz.. I'll let the pictures tell the story: First I created the back grounds and then either stamped on smooth card and fussy cut, or on tissue paper to let the back ground show through a bit.








Well, that's it. Hope you liked this little project and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you are having a great weekend!

31 comments:

  1. So lovely! You used these stamps beautfully.
    Kate

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  2. You are an artist! I love everything about this! I have seen these made before, but thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  3. Waw How beautifull , I really love this cards, you are a great Artist!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  4. I too love wee books. This one is just precious. Your work is amazing.

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  5. This is fab, love these stamps although not inked mine yet! Must have a look atvthe tutorial as nevertriedthis! Hope you are having a wonderful time , hugs trace x

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  6. Lovely book! Is the Spencerian Compendium stamp a TH stamp? I haven't seen it before. I am a secretary and collect stamps like that. Would you mind telling me who makes that stamp? I love coming to your blog every day!

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  7. A wonderful book with so much to inspire and great quotes.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. wow just beautifully put together

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  9. WAUW this is soo gorgeous Astrid. Just beautiful work everywhere and filled with loads of tiny gorgeous details whenever you look. Absolutely stunning creation as always hun. I love it.

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  10. Amazing little book Astrid! Love the masculine feel to it.
    ~Deb~
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

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  11. Wunderschön, alle Werke.
    Und der Zeitungs-Junge ist wirklich entzückend.

    Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

    Ich danke dir für deine Besuche und lieben Kommentare auf meinem Blog.
    Das erfreut mein Herz :-)

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful, Astrid! I have just been given this gorgeous stamp set by my kind friend, Terry. You were missed at Ally Pally and lovely things were being said about you and your work,

    Lucy x

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  13. Such a nice little book...one of my weaknesses...just love them. You have done magic with these stamps.

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  14. I too love little books and they are always so special when made by a friend. Your art work is special and I so enjoy you blog Astrid - always inspiring!
    Sandy

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  15. Absolutely fabulous! I love every page, all the stamps and elements are just sooooo perfect! (as always!)

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  16. Beautifully done!! I love mini books and yours is stunning!!

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  17. What a beautiful little creation Astrid - definitely a "keeper".

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  18. Your really do make the most beautiful books Astrid with so much attention to detail. Thank you for sharing another stunning creation. Hugs Annette x

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  19. I love the little books too, yours is just outstanding work Astrid. The cover is fantastic, all the lovely background on the pages, amazing work.. You have inspired me I will have to make one, well try anyway:):).. Thanks for always inspiring me dear, have a wonderful day...

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  20. I love this Astrid, books always feel so wonderful in the hands. You have included great colours and designs with your images. I have made one too for a DT piece coming up soon.
    Hugs {brenda} x0x

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  21. I love the look of the book and all the uplifting words are wonderful for people to read. Almost a healing kind of book. I love each pages design and how you placed everything, flows perfectly.
    Fabulous book, looking forward to more of them.
    Kelly

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  22. So very beautiful, and I love the qoutes you used, dear Astrid!
    The stamps are so -looking real-from that time period, and your backgrounds are gorgeous,love the one with the girls---the sprayed flowers looks like metal, a fantastic tecnique,like the embossed top of the cover!
    Amazing book -I wish I could have a workshop you teaching all this ! :)
    Hugs and smiles,Dorthe

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  23. This is too cool Astrid! I just loooove it!

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  24. I love it! And I love all those lovely quotes ... makes you think ...

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  25. What a stunning make Astrid :-). The stamping is fabulous with brilliant backgrounds and great textures.

    Wonderful book!

    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

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  26. Utterly stunning, Astrid... So glad I persevered with my catching up (got rather behind - fatal!) because this masterpiece is worth it all by itself. Wonderful use of the Paperboy images, combined with so many other delights. Fabulous inking, tinting, and background work... going back for another look now!!
    Alison xx

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  27. A stunning book and such gorgeous stamps and inking, I love how your pages flow so beautifully. Chris x

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  28. That is just stunning Astrid! Love the colours on the front cover. Hugs, Jenny x

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