Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tea Time

Is it a box of tea?

Or is it a book?

I have long been a fan of Gwen Diehn's books and bought her new book Real Life Journals a few weeks ago.  I just discovered her blog, and there is the tutorial for this book. 

Hers is called the Butter Box Book because she used a butter box.  See her blog here (click on Tutorials on the right to see instructions).  If you have lots of time, also click on the Images and Exhibits - lots of cool books, and most have a link to that particular artist's other works.  I could be there forever!

I searched my kitchen for a small box to use for my cover and found this tea box.  I used mostly brown kraft paper for pages (I seem to get a lot of it used as packing paper these days).  My flaps were not like hers on the butter box, so I ended up making end papers with thicker craft paper on the insides of the covers.  I just love this little book.  Very cool.


Gwen Diehn said...

Great little tea box book, Pat! Love the way you customized the design to fit your box. I will be stealing your idea of using craft paper for the pages, too! And thanks for mentioning my blog on your wonderful blog!

gaye said...

Cute, Cute, Cute, Cute, Cute! I think that means I love it. :-)