Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas 2012 Series: #4 December Daily Binding

We're making progress! I've gotten the binding done and all my base pages mounted into "signatures."

I didn't want to put the binding through the actual spine because I wanted to preserve the title - so I created a hidden "faux" spine to bind the signatures and then I can attach it to the front and back cover.

I used seam binding to attach the signatures through the spine. Seam binding is strong - but keeps the vintage feeling of the overall altered book.

I created a tutorial to show you the steps in the binding can watch it here or on YouTube:

I am working on decorating the cover - and will have that tutorial ready for you soon! Am pretty excited about how it is turning out.  Thanks for stopping by - and I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend!


  1. Jann:
    I cannot thank you enough for this video series! You are such an an awesome person to share your talents and creativity with us! I LOVE THIS PROJECT and plan on heading to my local thrift stores now to look for some old christmas books to create a christmas album from. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! Donna

  2. I so totally agree with Donna. I have been holding onto a copy of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates. I am so going to make it into a winter themed mini.thank you so very much for doing the tutorial. I can't wait to get started. Jan

  3. Wow..what a wonderful and detailed video with easy to follow and understand instructions. I have been wanting to try this technique for ages, but could not wrap my head around the general idea.

    Thanks for sharing

  4. Anonymous4:06 PM

    Thank you Jann for sharing this binding technique. Very clever and does the job in an attractive way:)
    Lynn xx

  5. Anonymous1:35 PM

    This is so totally AWESOME!

    I've been following your posts as you get this created. I have found some free time right now to be able to go back through your fantastic videos and written directions.

    AWESOME! You are so creative and such an inspiration to many of us.

    Love you - Leslie


Thank you for taking the time to stop by for a visit and commenting! Your input means a lot to me. Have a great day! ~Jann