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New England Stamper: Old Book Fun

May 23, 2011

Old Book Fun

I adore vintage text and creating projects from old book pages. When I saw "Playing with Books" by Jason Thompson at the bookstore several months ago, I bought it and immediately started ripping up books.

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Here's the first project I made inspired directly from the book. This basket took a long time! It involved folding 250+ strips of paper, each four times and then weaving them to create this basket. Patience was the order of the day plus lots of old movies and chocolate. It was fun, but probably not something I'd repeat anytime soon.

This project, on the other hand, I'd be happy to repeat. I rolled pieces of 6" x 6" paper into tubes using a dowel and connected them using bobby pins - so much fun!!

I think you can see the bobby pins a little better in this shot.

Watch out for more these babies! I'd really recommend this book - it has a lot more wonderful projects in it that I'm dying to try. Check it out at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your local library.

Have a wonderful week,


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Blogger JeanFB said...

How fun, Ali! I've paged through that book before, too - very tempting! I just wasn't sure I'd actually take the time to do the projects, but the pencil holder seems very doable. Thanks for sharing. :)

May 23, 2011 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Netty said...

Ali, you have the patience of a Saint my friend. Both terrific projects, but will satisfy myself with just gazing at yours......Enjoy your day, Annette x

May 23, 2011 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Maria Ontiveros said...

I'll definitely go check out that book!

May 23, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger judyjstamper said...

How fun!!! I'll have to check out this book too!

May 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM  

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