November blog hop with Paper Wings Productions

Friday, November 1, 2013

WELCOME to Paper Wing Productions' Thankful Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Norma's Blog, then you're in the right place.  If you're just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month we’re taking a moment to give thanks for all of the wonderful things in our lives and showcasing them in our Thankful blog hop.  So grab some coffee, tea or whatever works for you, get comfortable and enjoy the hop. 

The main prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the New Paper Wings Production’s online store.

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Nov 5th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

I came up with lots of ideas for our theme of Thankful.  There are so many things in life to be thankful of.  Ideas were flowing more freely than time.  At one point I had 3 different projects started.  I decided to go with a format that I love and I find myself gravitating to over and over...bookbinding.

I started out with blank 7 gypsies book covers.  I stamped the Paper Wings Productions leaf stamp using markers to get multiple colors on the image on a piece of paper.  I then carefully stamped the "giving thanks" phrase over the leaf.  I glued that paper to the inside of the cover.  I embellished the cover with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, fusible webbing and embossing powders.  

I bound the book using a Coptic with long stitch binding (I'm teaching this sewing method at Stamp Antonio this month).

After it was bound, I filled the opening of the cover and the paper flower and leaves with resin.  It leaves such a cool glass like finish!

I used a lot of pieces from the September Nesting Components Mixed Media kit.  The ribbon, paper leaves and flowers, fusible webbing, and embossing powder all came from the kit.

I am thinking of offering online classes and tutorials.  Let me know what you'd like to see offered.  Bookbinding, of course, is top on my list.  Thanks for joining me today!

Make sure to head on over to Amber's Blog Next!!
***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Erica Rose Thompson -
Katie Smith -
Carrie Avery -
Amber Rasmuss -
Cathi O’Neill -

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  1. I love making mini books as well, this is awesome, Carrie! Great work, I like that you used resin.

  2. Beautiful book! I love all the texture and the look of the resin'd pieces :D

  3. This is gorgeous!! The cover looks amazing!! Love the texture!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Wow! Awesome book! I LOVE the effect from the resin and webbing. I'd love to take one of your book binding classes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Love your book Carrie!!! I would love to learn how to do this method of binding!!

  6. Wonderful book! Will you fill it with gratitudes? I need to do that again, such a great way to end each day remember things that happened I am grateful for, even the worst day has lots to be grateful for! I'd love to learn about bookbinding!

  7. the colors and the stamped leaf with the sentiment!

  8. I have always wanted to learn bookbinding and to have more skill with stamps. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  9. Oh this is beautiful! I love those leaves!!!

  10. Beautiful journal! I love the different textures you have used.

  11. Oh, my.....this is extraordinary! So wonderful with that stitched binding and the resin-finished embellishments. LOVE projects like this!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. this is so awesome. it's new but looks so old!! fabulous!

  13. I love the stamped sentiment - it looks hand-written. I guess its time to visit the PWP store!

  14. Beautiful book, Carrie. Look forward to your class this month, and I LOVE the idea of online classes!

  15. the book cover looks awesome, love the glass like effect created using resin, happy to be here and loved this project !!


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