I am SO glad I took this class! Most classes had a very small, if at all, tool list to bring. This one required an awl (or japanese screw punch - man, if this thing is at all in your price range - get it!) and various other tools. I was kinda bummed to take so much stuff. BUT I am so glad they made me do this product instead of having the holes and stuff done for me.
This class moved so fast - but I didn't ever get behind (I did in some of my other classes). I felt like I was 1.learning 2.creating somthing worth making 3.successful. These are what I looked for in all classes.
Here are the pictures:
1. The album...and my fat knuckles....I DID pop them often as a kid.
2. Inside the spine
3. Three pieces of cardboard were uses to make the spine. The left big piece is the back cover of the book. The top piece is about 1.5 inches wide. There is like 1/8th an inch of space between the back cover and the top piece. The gaffer's tape runs the length and it the only thing holding it together. Same amount of space between the top piece and that front flap. The 1/8th an inch is perf. space for the book to bend.
4. Other fun things to do with the tape: make a pocket using two pages next to each other secured at the top and bottom. The tape tears length wise very easily and straight once it has a small cut.
5. Fold down a page and fix with a small piece
6. Make a fold out page. We actually just tore out pages from the journal and trimmed the fringe. A measured piece of additional card stock works great too. I used this idea (minus the g-tape) in Stacey's CJ. Yes I am wearing jeans and a sweatshirt in these pictures because it is like an ice box in parts of the house even though it is HOT outside.
7. No tape on this - but fun variation for the small book idea - just trim the length of the page to reveal part of the next page. A sticker is highlighting the edge of the page on top.
8. Another pocket idea that I did use just like this in Stacey's CJ.
9. This flip down page was suppossed to have a flip up part too - but we ran out of time at the end of class.
10. Gaffer's tape: I got the two on the left - letters and numbers before I went to CKU. I realized the fun uses of it there...and realized it could do a lot more than just lay flat on my page like ribbon tape. I now like the gaffer tape with script writing (or 2peas has a plain black) because you can rip it in half and over lap it better without it being all that obvious. It took almost exactly one roll of tape - with lots torn in half length wise - to make this little journal.
11. Just looking through the 7 Gypsies stuff and saw this little book for like $2.50 at Jill's. How cute is it??
12. There are a lot of pages. A sweet pea (ok, Stacey) said a fun idea for a tall book would be to collect lists of things. I am going to start collecting these for David's stocking. He LOVES small books and fills them with drawings right away.
13. So maybe I posted this pic before with Me, the 7 Gyps lady and Patricia. I thought when she was talking about her man it was like her new husband or something. She looks so young. NOPE - her hubby and her 4 kids. She showed us the cutest pics of her kids. Youngest two are twins. One pic was her son in underwear, a cape and goggles standing by a barn. Don't ya just love it when you see a pic and can picture one of your own kids in that exact moment? I do.
I could so see David like that...although we discourage the underwear outside now that he is 8.