Here is a new DIY that I put together for BKIDS!
We're big stamp collector's over here, but have been storing our collection in a sorry little shoebox. We needed to ditch our primitive ways and replace it with a lovely storage / display solution. After much experimentation, I finally came up with a handmade book for my girls that is as lovely as it is durable!
The materials you will need:
*2 paper maps
*White masking tape
*Rubber cement glue (acid free) ** Do not use white glue (or rubber cement that is NOT acid free) as this will discolor the paper over time.
*Thin cord (leather, cotton or synthetic)
*Scissors or preferably a paper cutter.
Cut cardstock paper desired size.
For my example, I used 3 inches by 3 inches cardstock pages.
Cut map into long strips which will be used to cover the cardstock pages.
I used a paper cutter cut 3 inch strips the entire length of the map.
Tape pages together using white masking tape.
Brush rubber cement onto cardstock and adhere precut map onto the pages.
Now you can glue the glassine envelopes on each page using rubber cement. I cut the envelopes to size and then oriented them so that the envelope opening is facing the center binding.
Using a leather scrap, I cut a little jacket for my book and sewed long strap onto it.
Attach the leather jacket by wrapping cord around the center and knotting on the exterior.