Monday, June 20, 2011

Little Book Swap!

I *so* enjoyed participating in Michelle Geller's Little Book Swap!  I had never done a little book before and I had to make 26 of them for this swap -- using one original that I created and then copied and assembled 26 times.
Here's how my little book copy looked liked -- it's 8 pages, each one that I collaged and then used a quote from Emily Dickinson on "hope" for each page.
Then I folded all 26 of them, and embellished each page with glitter pen, and...
glued a tiny mother of pearl button on the front, and tied with two different colors of baker's twine!
I included a little tag made just for the project, and packaged them prettily with a scrap of vintage wallpaper in a little plastic bag.
I thought they looked very sweet, but when I received my 26 books in return I was wishing I'd done the packaging even more special!

(SPOILER ALERT if you are in the swap and haven't received yours back yet!)

Michelle's packaging is always perfection; she even included a 'Little Book of Little Books' listing all of the participants!  It was very cute!
And here are all the little books!  Oh my goodness, can you believe the beauty in miniature, and the gorgeous presentation, and all the vintage-y goodness?!!  It is over the top!!

I'm planning to read/open a few a day, and it should provide enough inspiration for the rest of the summer!

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9 comments :

LuLu Kellogg said...

These are precious!

Hope you have a wonderfully creative day!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Oh my what a fantastic trade!! such lovelies you received!
Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

Beth Leintz said...

Oh what fun to have all those books to go through- makes me want to have my own swap so I could get my own little collection.

Angela said...

Beautiful, all of them! You all are so talented!

Something Special said...

I wish I had not missed out on that little book swap, but I have been so swamped. I am excited about your giveaway!

Shelley Whiting said...

I love all the different textures and the way you incorporated text and image. Beautiful and creative work.

Mina said...

Your little books are amazing! I love the way you laid them out on one page and then folded them over. Is there a pattern or instructions for this somewhere online?

Tamatha said...

This swap looks like so much fun. What a great way to start the summer!

thetruevine said...

Wasn't this fun?!