Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Life's a beach

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:


  1. I just saw this over at GCD!! It is AMAZING! LOVING the stitching and the spools! WOW WOW WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. That is the most fun hand-made sun I've seen in a long time. Can't wait to scrap-lift this, especially after a return trip to Cali!

  3. saw this on the GCD Studios blog--gorgeous! Love how you did the spine!

  4. Gina - love your lil' book! Soooo cool how you created the spine and I love all the stitching! I wish I wasn't so lazy - I want to add stitching but it always seems like it will take too much time. The pocket page you made was a GREAT idea! Love it! You rocked this one! You feelin' the love now!

  5. This is AMAZING! I love how you did the binding of the book, so creative! And the stitched sun and wave look awesome! You need to rub your creativity off on me more! :)

  6. Lovely~saw the spools over on jenni Bowlin also~ awesome mini album Gina!!!