|Hug Book cover created by Teresa Horner.|
I saw these blank books at CHA and was immediately drawn to the potential in them! They're so easy to use! And what you put in them? The sky is the limit. And no bookbinding skills needed!
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Here are some detail pictures. Just click on them to see larger photos of the Hug Book that's waiting for your love!
They're perfect for your coffee table or mantle - or fit in most purses! So if you decide to make a Grandma's Brag Book, you've got it right there to share with your friends.
These books were really designed to hold photographs, but we see them holding pages filled with beautiful words of wisdom and encouragement. If you're a designer, you might use this as a mini portfolio. Use them as a wedding book, a baby book, an encouragement book, a cook book or as Teresa has used it - a graduation book.
You could send someone a Hug Book with a decorated colver and then send them pages to insert in their Hug Book on special occasions.
Over the next few weeks, the Quietfire Design Team will be creating sample pages to jump start your creativity as you make your own Hug Book.
Here are some tips for making your Hug Book!
- Choose light weight cardstock. You want to be able to separate the pages! If you do use heavy cardstock, it will help if you score your page along the "fold". If you're able, make sure the grain of the paper runs parallel to the spine. That will help the pages bend over the previous page.
- Don't add to much dimension to your page. I adore a book that yawns at the fore edge, but if you want the recipient to take it with them, try not to add too many items to the pages that are thick. You especially don't want things to rip off the cover!
- Cut your pages 6" wide by 4" tall. Leave 1/4" undecorated along the left edge of the page because that will be where all the pages are hugged together.
Create without Limits!