Here are two more book ornaments from four years ago.
I remember having fits trying to make books with this patterned paper. I couldn't get the snowflakes to balance out nicely at all, so I kept this one and used other paper for the ones I gave away. But the idea of this book makes me so happy, I thought I'd share anyway.
The book content was created in MS Word using text boxes (I cut each page by hand using a quilting ruler and craft knife just inside the text box line...little wonder my wrists hurt so bad!). This book contains my favorite version of the Christmas story: Luke 2:1-20, King James Version. The text color coordinated with the color of the cover. I read it every year as I decorate the tree to remind me what all the hoopla is all about.
The last book I'll share is really different, as it's a triangular accordion book.
The patterned paper is so pretty, I just had to use it on an ornament. The quotation inside is from Shakespeare, handwritten over a random stamped and stippled background to mimic the paper of the cover. It says, "At Christmas I no more desire a rose / Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth" (Love's Labour Lost).
This was one of the last ornaments in my ornament-making marathon, so its fastener is a band of gold elastic cord, which is much easier than a bow.
I hope you've enjoyed this little trip down Extreme Papercrafting memory lane. Tomorrow, I'm posting a CAS card...cross my heart!