Well I’ve been happily making my word books and finally feel like I have sorted out the spine to one I really like. You can leave it with a fairly simple cardstock cover, sandwich the cover between bigger pieces of cardstock for a sturdier cover, cover it with chipboard for a REALLY sturdy one, and it all works well. I love the way you can make quite long word/name books from this, because the traditional word book needs ever increasingly longer pages to work properly and frankly, with kids who have names of 7 and 9 letters, they just were never going to work.
Looks dead boring, right? I used the Grand Nesties to make the chipboard cover but haven’t gotten around to decorating it as I am dithering between two themes for the book. Once I decide and sort the photos I’ll do that.
Loving how bang tidy that spine looks and the fact that the first page doesn’t want to “pop up” at half mast like some of my experiments. Again, looks pretty boring still but….
when you pull the tab at the back and the pages all roll out it looks so cute. Love the font (Rosita) and the pretty girly pinks. The pages all flip over and sort of collect themselves back onto the front cover. When DS gets home I’m going to see if he can give me a hand with his camera on his Mac to record it in action, because I don’t think you can really appreciate it seeing it as a still image. I have done a You Tube doodah, but I am waiting to load that until I see if I can append actual motion video, rather than my usual slideshow thing. I think the PDF and the video work together, as the video covers some info about making the reveal wider, if you choose a wide font, but the PDF has more detailed photos, with annotations and arrow that make understanding the construction a bit better. I’m trying a new way to add the PDFs – not sure myself what will happen when you click the link below, but I hope the PDF will download automatically. If not, I’ll add it to my sidebar as well. If you do download it, please take a moment to comment.
20/10/2011 at 7:17 pm
Thank you so much for this. I will be definitely trying one of this .
25/05/2011 at 2:28 pm
That is a great idea. Very nice!!
24/05/2011 at 4:30 pm
i love this book..but it doesn’t download for me either..your other pdf;s do.as i tried..but not this one..hope you can help..thanks ahead..loves ya..Gail
23/05/2011 at 9:55 pm
This is a brilliant idea, thank you so much for sharing. I will certainly try this and link back.
23/05/2011 at 5:48 pm
Spine much improved! Looks very nice. Best wishes with your tinkerings. xoxo
23/05/2011 at 5:21 pm
Well it looks good so far – look forward to seeing it in action!
23/05/2011 at 4:13 pm
what a great idea. But I can’t load the pdf. i get a blank post. What di I wrong?
It happens with the button at the end of the blog and from the sidebar.
23/05/2011 at 7:51 pm
If you click the PDF it should take you to a new page with the title underlined. If you click that it will download. If it won’t it could be your browser that is the problem. Get back to me and LMK – I’m sure I can sort you out somehow 🙂