Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

This is the book that I made and sent to Cathryn for the Valentine Book Swap over at the Book Arts Forum.


Two hearts made of binders board, covered with burgundy book cloth. The front cover was cut up so it is double-hinged in the middle, bound with the ribbon in the middle. There are about 50 pink heart-shaped pages. And the back cover is lined with a paper doily; i always associate paper doilies with handmade cards and decorations at valentines day, so i really wanted to incorporate it.

More pics on Flickr

9 comments:

Amy said...

How sweet! I love this idea (I'm a sucker for a paper doily myself). It must have taken a lot to cut a heart shape out of binder's board, though! Thanks for sharing.

carta,inc. said...

Great work! I'm happy I came across your blog.

Very best,
angela

Kim said...

I always get charged up when I visit your site... Thanks for the lift! Fondly, Kim

Rhonda said...

thanks Amy, Angela, and Kim :-)

Steph said...

I just spent nearly 2 hours on your blog ! I found my way to it through your etsy shop..
Your books are WOWWWWWwwwww .. I'm adding your blog to my links if you don't mind ..

Rhonda said...

steph, so glad you found me! of course i don't mind being added to your links...now i'm off to check out your work too :-)

Diane said...

This is so cute! If I hadn't sworn off celebrating V Day (Sour grapes? Me?!) I would love to receive this little book :)

Deckled Edge Bindery said...

That's a great book. Did you hand cut every page? What a lot of work if you did.

Rhonda said...

thanks, yes i did cut each page by hand. perhaps it is not obvious in these photos, but if you were to see the book for real, it is quite evident that there are lots of little variations in the page size & shape!