A great sunny start

Hi all,
I hope your summer is off to a great sunny start. The temperature has been hot where we live, and fortunately
we live close enough to jump in the car and head to the beach on those days when we just want to cool off.
I am here today to share a book that I made using 4 lines from GCD Studios: The Great Outdoors, Soul Food, Homespun Chic and Funhouse.

front cover Beach cork book

pages 2-3

pages 4-5

another shot of the book from a different angle

Did you notice the spine of the book? I used the wooden spool from the Funhouse collection, and wrapped it with
strips of GCD Studios paper. To bind the book together I simply punched holes in each page with my Crop-a-dile
(WeRmemory Keepers), then I pulled twine through each of the holes wrapping it around the spool each time. After
I wrapped all the pages, I simply tied off the ends. I love the look of it, and it was so much fun to make.

Here are some more detailed shots and instructions for how I did each page:

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  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeee the stitching and the spools!! WOW WOW WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. grogeous Gina! I love how you did the spine!

  3. Beautiful album! Love all the little details :)

  4. Wow!! Great album and what a clever use of the spool!!

  5. Really cool mini album! I just adore the spine you made from the spools. :)

  6. Awesome album! I LOVE the spool idea!! If I wasn't so afraid of trying my hand at altered art, I would SO be stealing this idea! :)

  7. WHAT A FABULOUS MINI!! Love how you used the spools!

  8. I love mini albums and this one is a winner!

  9. Love the spine thank you for sharing what a great project.

  10. Awesome mini! Love how you used that spool!