to a KaoticKrafter Shop near you! (Well, I guess not physically near you)
*Make sure you read all the way to the bottom, I have stuff to give away*
My friend, Mary, and I make a great team. I make recycled paper, she has a zutter. What is a zutter? It is a nifty little contraption that allows you to bind, well, anything.
When I had started making homemade paper a few months ago, I brought some up to my mother-in-law, Karen, (or Gramma) so I could show off my new skill.
Gramma was impressed (she really is to good to me). I decided to show the paper to her friend, Mary. Mary makes awesome cards, so I thought it might be nice to have her input.
Mary liked it and had some great ideas. We ended up brainstorming for a while about all the possibilities. We decided to make some journals. We would use my paper (which is almost as thick as cardboard), for the covers, then Mary would add the insides and bind it all.
The books pictured above are some of the first ones we made. Actually, I gave the paper to Mary, she did everything else.
We both enjoyed making the first batch of books. Yesterday I made some more paper to give to Mary.
Paper in the process of being made
My homemade drying setup :)
Mary and I are very excited about the colors for this next batch of books :) We hope to offer them in my ArtFire shop soon, but we have some things to figure out first.
Here is where the giveaway comes into play.
We need your help and as a thank you, we are giving away the pink book and the purple heart book.
To enter the giveaway, we need your thoughts on the following two things:
How to finish the books- A few of the ways we are thinking of finishing the insides of the books are:
Birthday/ Anniversary Reminder Book
What to use for the inside paper- The three shown above have card stock paper in them. We want to make them more recycled, so some other thoughts we had were:
used packaging paper
paper printed on one side
Oh, and one other thing we could use your thoughts on. If we offered them fully customizable (you pick the covers, you pick the insides, you pick the finish), would you like that option?
If all goes well, we hope to be ready to sell these by mid April. To meet that deadline, the deadline for this giveaway is going to be April 3rd at midnight. I will let you know on the 4th who the winner is.
So, for your comment to count, I need three things from you.
1. What finishing would you find most useful?
2. What type of material would you like to see inside?
3. Would you be interested in completely customizing your book?
Oh, and make sure I have some way to contact you if you win!
We are totally excited to start making these, and can't wait to hear what you think. Thanks in advance!