Friday, October 14, 2011

Going in Circles..The Coffee Bean from Tree to Pot Book

coffee accordian book front cover front cover
I was going thru some boxes this morning, and came across this little round book that I made in 1997. How do I know it was that long ago, I found the date written in the book. Time sure flies.
I have a lot of coffee themed rubber stamps and they have been well used over the years. The closed book kind of looks like a chocolate chip cookie, don't you think? :-)
I cut out round circles from cardboard for the covers. I crinkled  kraft paper bags to glue over the cardboard covers. The pages for the book were smaller circles of kraft paper cardstock with brown  inked around the edges of each page. The pages had to be scored/folded and glued together so the books pages would accordion fold close.  I rubber stamped all the pages and the covers. Then, I lined up the pages and the covers to punch my holes so waxed twine could be threaded thru with ease. I added some clay beads to the end of each twine piece. The book ties closed.

coffee accordian book front coverfront cover
coffee accordian open book open book
coffee accordian book inside front cover 1st pageinside front cover and first page
coffee accordian book 2nd set of pages pages 3 and 4
coffee accordian book 3rd set of pages pages 5 and 6
coffee accordian book last page and inside back coverpages 7  and back cover
coffee accordian book back cover  back cover

coffee accordian book open back side  view of open book..back side

When I was doing samples for Estelle for her Stampsmith rubber stamp company here The Stampsmith  I created a similar circle book but the pages were loose and moved freely up and down the waxed twine. I used many of Estelle's Shakespeare themed   My picturetrail book album to view that circle book. My Shakespeare book was published in Expressions Magazine. Sadly, Expressions magazine is no longer  in publication.
Circle book shakespeare heroines Elaine's Expression magazine cover 2003

I haven't made a circle book in a long time, but they are easy and fun to put together.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to visit. Leave a comment to let me know what you think of this little book. Come back to visit soon.
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1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

I like this round book. Isn't it nice to discover a treasure from the past!