Here's a look at the side. I added two grungeboard hinges underneath the top panel, and glued it over the top. Thinking back...it might have been helpful to sew the hinges to the base for a more secure hold because those hinges put up a fight against the glue.
On the back, I included my "signature" (printed because my name's so long it's hard to fit when written), using one of the signature images from the Waltzingmouse set Make Your Mark. I love this set of images. There's a variety of styles to fit whatever project you can think of.
It's hard to see, but the Kraft cardstock was embossed with Cuttlebug's Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder. After which I added Versamark to the entire book cover and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. Lastely I sanded the whole thing for a more aged appearance.
I used Versamark, and embossed the Folk Art Labels No. 25 Frame with Aged Silver Embossing Enamel by Stampendous. I wanted to give the book label an aged look. I also added the Aged Silver to the diecut corner embellishments (Antique Frame and Accents by Spellbinders), and brushed them with some Stone Gray Staz On to make them a little rougher looking. They were also sanded a bit to soften the shine.
I added gold to the page edges using a 18K Gold Leafing Pen by Krylon.
And finally, here's what the inside looks like. A perfect little opening for a thoughtful little gift.
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That's it for my little project today. I hope you've been inspired. These sets are truly MUST HAVES.
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Stamps: Folk Art Labels No. 25, and Folk Art Medallion (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Watercolor (Accordian Pages), Dark Chocolate, Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Latte (A muse), Pumice Stone and Gathering Twigs (Ranger Distress), Versamark
Accessories: Dies ~ Labels 25 and Antique Frame and Accents (Spellbinders, Grungeboard (Tim Holtz), Flower (Prima), Feathers, 18K Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon), Clear Embossing Powder (JudiKins), Aged Silver Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Organdy Ribbon, Scor-Pal, Sewing Machine