the front cover isn't completely decorated yet as I haven't decided what else I am going to use on it. I couldn't get the book to lie flat when I took the photo. For the cover I used a piece of double sided cardstock.
In the yahoo group that I belong to...An Affair with Art (AAWA), Jean B. is hosting a book swap. We have to make either a 3 or 5 hole one signature pamphlet book. The mail out date is March 15th.
I haven't made a 3/5 hole signature book in quite sometime. In fact I haven't created much of anything in a long time. This morning I decided to make a 5 hole book. I wanted to get my book finished as I will be in Florida when the book is due to be mailed out.
The book could be whatever size we liked, but no larger than a sheet of 8-1/2 by 11 cardstock folded in half and with no more than 10 folded sheets of text weight paper for our signature. We are only suppose to decorate the covers, but we can add beads, pockets, tags or whatever to the book.
Jean was kind enough to share the following youtube videos for various stitched pamphlet books.
Tips on using a hole jig and how to tighten your stitches.
Tips on using a bone folder to crease your pages.
Tips on using clips to hold your book together while stitching and using a phone book as a punching cradle.
This one demonstrates the use of a punching cradle to punch the holes and including different sized pages in your signature.
Here are some written instructions and diagrams for the 3-hole pamphlet stitch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mndh_LmMgU This one demonstrates the 5-hole pamphlet stitch and using recycled greeting cards as covers.
For the more adventurous, here's the instructions for a 5-hole pamphlet stitch:
If you have never tried creating a single pamphlet book look at the sites above and make one... they are fun and easy to make, These pamphlet books can be inserted into pockets of journals.