Okay…so September 2nd will be the last “Play Day” at my place. I will no longer be able to host them as I will be moving. There will be a place for future meetings and I will post more info on that as the details become available. I am working on a couple field trips for September, and that is why there will be no more “Play Days” after the 2nd. There is a request to go cheese shopping, and I really want to get back to Venice and Murano for some bead shopping. Also, a trip to Florence is a MUST. Tentatively planning these trips for Wednesdays, unless that day doesn’t work for anyone. Please let me know if another day is preferable. So, please pass the info along about the time and place for the 2nd…and hope to see you there.
Okay…Wednesday marks our last summertime “Play Day”, and I hope everyone will be able to make it. If not…no worries…September will be full of lots of ”Play Days” and field trips! Please share your ideas for field trips by commenting to this post. We will discuss them at the next meeting.
If you are interested, I will be showing some people how to make a paperbag book Wednesday.
If you don’t have everything on the list I can provide them for you. I charge $2 if you bring your own cover paper, cardstock, and bags. If I provide these to you as well it will be $5. Please pass on the info for the meeting to anyone who might be interested….and bring a friend!
There are many ways to make the mini book. If you choose, you can omit the mattboard and create a soft cover book. You will need a larger piece of heavier cardstock to create the soft cover. Don’t forget the embellishments. Adding to the cover and creating pull out pages really makes the book more interesting. And stamping can add an additional element that makes your book POP!
Ok…so if you are interested in making one of those cute little star books at the next meeting, I have created a supply list. The list should open in a new window so you can save it or print it from your computer and get started. Let me know if you have any questions, or leave a comment!
The weight of the card stock won’t matter too much as long as you use the same weight for all the layers. It is just the cover paper ….cardstock is way too heavy to glue over the book board.
Layer 4 will be seen the most. The dimensions I have provided will allow for a small pocket at the bottom, so keep in mind that the back side of the paper will show as the outside of this pocket at the bottom of the page. So, a double sided heavy paper will work great for this layer. The texture on the other layers won’t be seen much either, so a plain cardstock will work best. Alternating colors is a good idea too.