Wednesday, July 31, 2013

guess what i made over the weekend?

just one of my all-time favorite minibooks, that's all! and i'm glad it came out so well because it's the covers for my ICAD index cards... a project which wraps up today, and with which i have been (as you know!) in love all summer long. so i wanted my cards to have a really special home and now they do. yay! ♥

(book boards built from several layers of cereal box xyroned together and then covered in a printed book page; collages made of various vintage papers, a bit of sewing pattern, some doilies, etc; pink ghost letters: heidi swapp for advantus, bordeaux font; flourish: recollections; flower: prima; brad: crate paper; teeny tiny alpha stickers: kaiser; washi tape: october afternoon; xl book ring from staples; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, sewing machine)
i suspect even heidi swapp herself was not as excited as i was to hear recently that she was making a new version of her utterly divine, colorful-but-see-through acrylic letters. these are not those, however... these are the original ones!!! yes, i still have some. i still have a few different ones, as a matter of fact; i ♥LOVED♥ them in the olden days and i still love them now! these larger ones, especially, are perfect when you'd like a fairly prominent title without covering up too much background. because i'm really happy with my uber-layered background, too, actually. so much so, i made another for the back of the book:

yep, the front and back covers are kissin' cousins. i used bits of several different book papers, a few older illustrations, part of an income tax form, some doilies... if it was cream or white or soft grey and made of paper, i probably ripped a little bit of it off and glued it onto one of my 4x6 covers!

and yes, of course, i'm including a gratuitous sprawly picture of the (almost) completed book:

i mean, really, it wouldn't be an official minibook-braggin' post if it didn't include one of those, now would it?! :) that's fifty eight days of ICAD goodness you see right here... tune in tomorrow for days 59-61, darlings! ♥


  1. What fun it would be to sit down and randomly grab one of your many minis and peruse each and every page. You rock, Lauren!


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