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Monday, May 27, 2013

Mad About Making Booklets

Doesn't this just look delicious?
Airmail? Postal colors?Airmail washi clips? a lovely jumble of colors?
I'm mad about making little booklets.....
Here they are all spread out...which ones should I keep and which ones should I give away?
Hard to decide.
I usually want to keep everything I make but my higher self manages to rise above that and I do share.

Some inside pages -- I used security papers, mailing envelopes, postal forms,
red vellum, colored paper from Scrap .....

...and some pages from a postal history catalog I had sitting around...It is really fun to put these booklets together using ephemera you have sitting around.

I'm just an open book....

I have already popped a bunch of booklets into various envelopes and sent them on their way...

PIE booklet
This one is for Karen who just loves to make (and eat) pie.

Inside the pie booklet....(I wish Karen would mail me a pie).

A vintage Vancouver, BC postcard became a little booklet for someone who lives there...
National Postal Museum postcards are folded in half to make some postally themed booklets..
Here's another...
I re-used some postal forms that had been left for me...missed delivery, etc
These two lovely (?) Senoritas went to KSP and MW...the covers are postcard from a vintage Mexican Postcards show here in SF. Couldn't let those ladies go to waste, could I?

Inside pages...

To make the booklets: Pick up interesting postcards of various sizes in your travels around your town.
Fold them in half, measure and cut pages  to fit inside. Staple together on the spine.
Decorate with labels and rubber stamps. And there you are!

I like making them in themes, as you can see -- postal, pie making, etc
I think it would be wonderful to make them using ephemera about where you live. I'm going to make a San Francisco booklet.
And I'd love to get booklets from wherever you live so if anyone wants to send me any feel free to do it!
OUTGOING MAIL
I had a lot of outgoing mail this week as always....but I am running out of room today so I'll just show you these.

If you follow Cappuccino And Art using Google reader, remember it is shutting down very soon.
I switched my blog reading to Feedly.

So, are you inspired to cut and staple? I hope so -- it is a lot of fun.
I have been working on lots more projects -- and I'll show you some of them next post.

Making Postal ATC's too -- anyone want to trade?

26 comments:

  1. I looove my pie book. I think it might become my car journal where I jot down cryptic and nearly illegible notes of things I think of while I'm driving.

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    1. That sounds like a great plan, Karen. So--did you make the peanut butter pie over the weekend?

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  2. I love your ideas. I am making some collage art this week and always get inspired by your blog.
    I just returned from a train trip, away for a week. This time I just took the little pocketbook full of the most necessary implements like scissors, glue and stamps, having learned from your travel ideas. A creative traveler must be prepared :)

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    1. Very true, CJ! Sounds like fun -- cutting and pasting on a train.

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  3. I love those booklets. I wonder if I could make such a nice one about Geel, for some reason I don't think it would look that good.

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    1. TomoyoHime -- you can do it. Trust me -- it is VERY easy (and they don't have to be perfect).

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  4. Very beautiful booklets. It must be difficult to part with them...!

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    1. Hawwa -- it is difficult but I have sent most of them away...only keeping two....

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  5. That's a big stack o booklet goodness. You know Karen will love her PIE.....xox

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    1. I believe she did love it, Corrine....xo

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  6. Well, my dear, another inspiring post!! LOVED the looks of your little booklets and you made it sound so easy to make them. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your artistic ideas :>

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope you got my mail/little booklet a while ago.

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  7. That looks like fun ... And great for trading too :)

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  8. Pamela, your creativity is enormous.
    I just received your brilliant bookie. Thank you!
    Answer coming soon.

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    1. Planet Susannia -- You are most welcome and I can't wait to hear from you.

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  9. Such fun books! What size are they?

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  10. rona -- they are all different sizes....but those postal themed ones are about 4x6.....

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  11. Ah, little booklets and journals... gets one's blood pumping, no?!

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    1. Alisa--yes, they do, don't they? I can't resist....

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  12. Oh, I love your booklets, Pamela! And, guess what? I found a place around here that might be like Scrap! It's called The Resource Exchange, and I'll be checking it out as soon as humanly possible! I'll trade you postal ATCs, too. Let me know via email if you are interested. aleakaskey@yahoo.com

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    1. Andria -- cool--let us know when you check the place out. And yes -- let's trade Postal ATC's!

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  13. As a mail art addict I love anything postal themed, and your booklets are awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ana! Appreciate the comment.

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  14. Oh these are all so lovely. You are so productive!

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    1. Thanks, Mim! They are such fun to make -- and pretty useful too.

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