4 places I go for bookbinding supplies

Volcano Arts – newsletter, blog, and in person classes – a great resource

Talas - Wide selection of tools and papers; good place for samples for specifying papers types

Hollanders - In addition to supplies, also have kits and books on bookbinding

The Paper Source - More of a stationers shop, but has some great ideas for books for special occasions, envelopes, and papers

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More upcycling coffee cuffs

I posted an idea for upcycling coffee cuffs a while back and was looking for more ideas on what to do with those things (yeah, I know, how about reusing them…)

I did find these fabulous ideas:

Coffee Sleeve Mini Album Video Tutorial from Inspirational Techniques and Tutorials

Altered Coffee Sleeve Mini Album – Steampunk Debutante from graphic45

Recycling a Coffee Cup Sleeve into Mini Scrapbook Albums from Rita Hutcheson-Cobbs

If you need more inspiration, there’s always Pinterest.

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Composition Book

My good friend, Paula (of My Soup for You fame), asked me to make a composition book for her son.

I created the 9-stave page in Photoshop, took it to Kinko’s and ran off about 50 copies to make the signatures. I left a space for him to name and date his works, and customized it with his name.


Them I bound it with coptic stitch and an embossed cover.


I also covered each signature with a different color to give the spine some interest.


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5 great places for bookbinding tutorials

Sage Reynolds - Sage Reynolds has hands down the best instructional videos for bookbinding. His tips for setting up your workspace and gluing techniques are fantastic.

A Visual Reference from Emily Duong – back to basics pictorials of bookbinding types – great inspiration.

Eden Workshops – for when you feel like you don’t have enough challenges in your life. These tutorials are thorough and easy to follow steps for fairly complicated bookbinding techniques.

Bookbinding Etsy Street Team – whole bunches of links to worthy book ideas, techniques and inspiration

Thea Neubauer Sister-Mag - Simple but precise and beautiful video on two needle coptic

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