Tuesday, August 16, 2011

this week i am: mini book

Ok, in case you didn’t realize it, I had a master plan behind my this week I am page prompts! And what was that plan you ask? Well dear readers, it was to make mini books for recording pagan path working.

So without further ado, let me show you what I’ve been working on:

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For the outside I used 8.5/11 cardstock, cut in half and a round edge punch. Tim Holtz stamps, Basic Grey paper (it’s the beige paper with writing), K&Company stamp, cut up doilies, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, washi tape, red and black cardstock, and o rings.

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I printed the page (I made a version that prints 2 to a page, it’s here if you want it). I glued it to the front side of the page so I could write more on the back if I wanted (you know, the private stuff that I don’t want to share with the internet but want to keep track of for me).

It’s very simple and hopefully, if I print them out in advance, easy to keep up with. I think it’s important to pay attention the ways we feel during certain cycles and to record the evolution of our path work so that we can reflect on it. That said, of course there are things that are private and things that can be shared, so I wanted a built in filter within the book, hence the front page public view and the hidden back.

Anyways, feel free to try it out or adapt it. If you do, I’d love to hear/see/read what you created for yourself (maybe your creativity will prompt and inspire a change in my project)!

5 comments:

  1. It looks great! I love the cover. I might just have to give this a go.

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  2. That's very beautiful! I would never have thought to do something like that! I wonder if I can scale it down a little more to fit into my pathworking journal/book. Hmmm...

    Also, I love your handwriting! Mine resembles bubbled up chicken scratch! lol

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  3. This is brilliant! I loved your "this week I am" sheet, but I didn't really know what I'd do with it. This pretty much takes that excuse away from me and says "Here - do this!

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  4. Thanks all!

    @Daralyn: little secret. I'm totally anal retentive about my handwriting and have been known to tear up pages of things just cause I'm not happy with how it looks. And I always look at other's writing and think, damn, why isn't my writing as good? It's a practice in Zen for me to not tear things up and accept the way things come out! Stupid, but true!

    @Wulf: you just made my day. My work here is done, I can officially retire from blogging!

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  5. This looks just wonderful. What a great idea. The front looks fantastic too.
    Have a magical day.

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