I'm back from vacation and ready to start this month's book.
I recently had a friend give me some Saint of the Day cards.
So this month I thought I would tackle the problem of how to work them into a book.
Since they have the picture of the Saint on the front and a description of them on the back, I didn't want to just glue them onto a page. So as I was looking for folder or pocket book forms, I came across the Origami Wallet in Alisa Golden's "Making Handmade Books". I liked the fact that it has both pockets on the outside and a pocket in the middle of the signature.
Here is my sample of Alisa Golden's wallet as she has instructed in her book:
It is a bit to squarish for my needs so I had to rework into a smaller rectangular form:
As you can see, the Saint cards fit nicely, but I am concerned about the openness of the pockets, so I will need to address that issue for the final signature.
Since each signature has 4 pockets on the outside, I only need to create 12 signatures, one for each month. I will also need to have a title page, possibly an index page and a back page as well. I will be making a hard cover for this book. And I'm planning to use the Secret Belgium Binding to connect the cover to the signatures.
It should be quite an exciting month.
Next week, I will give the instructions for creating my modified version of Alisa Golden's "Origami Wallet".
Happy Book Binding!