Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Simple Purse Book with Handles

I posted a picture of two books with handles my daughters made out of grocery bags on Instagram a couple weeks ago and got a request for a tutorial, so here it is!  My eight-year-old has made more books than … Continue reading

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Don’t be Afraid to Suck

Because sucking at something is the first step towards being kind of good at it. I became interested in hand lettering around the time I quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom. I was terrible at it. And I … Continue reading

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Pencil Notepad Tutorial

I was trawling through Pinterest, as one does, and found this darling stationery by Alma of Nicole’s Classes, and was inspired to make a teacher gift with it for back-to-school.  A while back I made my daughter a pencil pouch, … Continue reading

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Up: Our Adventure Book

**This album is now listed as a made-to-order item in my Etsy shop: Sappling Bookcraft & Letterpress.** My best friend is getting married to a super cute girl, and they, as a couple, really identify with the movie Up.  They’re … Continue reading

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Pamphlet Stitch

I have a problem.  I love bookbinding.  I love making lovely books.  But when I’m done, I can’t do anything with them.  I love them too much to give them up, and they’re too pretty for me to risk marring … Continue reading

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