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Saturday, 16 May 2015

My Very First Bookfolding Creation

One of my favourite crafters that comes on Create and Craft is Debbi Moore.  She has wonderful paper packs, glitters, print magic etc but my favourites items are her CDs.  As I make my cards/creations solely to sell to raise funds for different charities CDs are much better for me - a paper pack is used and it is gone whereby a CD just keeps on giving.

I recently saw Debbi Moore demonstrate a Bookfolding CD and I thought I'd like to have a go at it.  Books where I live are more expensive in charity shops so a friend got me some.  I've now sent her on the look-out for books with more pages so I can try the longer words!!

I have really enjoyed making this bookfolded creation and it is certainly a nice change from cardmaking/scrapbooking/mixed media.
 As I have said I have used the Debbi Moore Bookfolding CD1.  Volume 2 has been shown on Create and Craft today and that will be coming to my home shortly!!  I chose to use the bookfolding pattern with the word "love" which has a heart instead on the letter "o".
 I stamped a background using a Crafter's Companion swirly texture stamp and Tim Holtz's Aged Mahoganny distress ink doing some first and second generation stamping.  The spotted backing paper is from my Creative Crafting World Perfect Papercrafting Companions CD.
 The toppers I have used for the front, back and inside are all from the Bookfolding CD.  There are some backing papers on there but I wanted a dotty one to compliment the stamped background.  I printed two pages of the topper sheets so that I could decoupage up the images and had extra embellishments for the inside of the book.
As you can see that I decided to accentuate the word "love" and therefore highlighted just the letters with a brown and red Pan Pastel.

I have finished the bookfolded book with some wooden hearts (coloured with a burgundy Promarker) flowers, ribbon and a LOTV postcard stamp.

I have really enjoyed making this.  It's not easy when I have dodgy eyes and hands but it is something you can do a little at a time.  Shall I let you into a secret - I've already started my next one so watch this space!!!

The only warning I would give about bookfolding is ............................
that it is VERY ADDICTIVE!!!!

I am entering this Bookfolded book into the following challenges:

Scribble and Scrap - Always anything goes
Come and Get It! - Got flowers
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or lace (I have used ribbon)
Craft Your Passion - Always anything goes
Ooh-la-la Creations - Pre-coloured image (pre-coloured image from a CD)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes with a twist of swirls (swirly rubber stamp used to make the background paper)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes
Crafting by Designs - Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Shabby chic
Creative Moments - Anything goes/teentastic
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Challenge - More than 1 fold (I hope that folding over 250 pages is OK to enter the challenge)
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Allsorts - No squares allowed
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Melanie said...

Wow! This looks amazing! Even though I've never heard of book folding before...
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "flowers” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

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Dee's Craft Room said...

Amazing project, it looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Pat said...

LOVE your first attempt at book folding! I have been too chicken to try it, but now I just might. Thanks for the lovely inspiration and Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge blog this week.

Wendy L said...

This is amazing, I have admired these for so long, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

Jacee said...

You've done a wonderful job on this Kym, I can hardly believe it's your first go!
Wonderful work!
hugs jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

Kym, this amazing, I can only wonder at the amount of work that has gone into it! thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.

~ginny said...

Awk! How fun is that! Your first attempt is so well done - congratulations on your new addiction! [Not many calories here!] So pleased you are sharing your project & creativity at 613 Ave C!
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Charity Chamberlain said...

Oh my goodness! What a stunning and amazing, not to mention unique creation! I am in awe of how awesome this is! Absolutely gorgeous! So glad that you stopped by Word Art Wednesday this week to share this with us! Have a fabulous day!
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Lisette Baker said...

Wow! Love this, and can't believe it's your first attempt. The cover is also fabulous. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Michelle said...

Wow something totally different. Fantastic.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Chris said...

That is beautiful, love the covers, Well done for first attempt. I am about to start on my 3rd one. Thank you for joining in with us at Scribble & Scrap Challenge and good luck. Chris DT x

suzanne2 said...

well done on your first folded book, it looks amazing! I finished my first book too this week and have already started number two which is the word Create and will stand in my craftroom when its finished. thank you for joining us at creative inspirations this week.
Suzanne (DT)

Ema M said...

Wow! This is so fabulous! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Tammi said...

Awesome. Gorgeous. You are a pro. Love it.

Craft Your Passion Guest Design Team

Helen said...

Very clever - this looks great.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's

Helen x

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

What a fabulous project!!! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Cara Malmrose said...

Now that is really cool! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Warm Regards, Cara
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Mervi said...

Fbulous project, looks really gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Kym.
Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

CraftingMum said...

Lovely book thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise (DT) x

Michelle J M said...

Delightful cards and fabulous book folding. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x