Uncommon Handbound Books by Cindy Leaders

Dark Roasted Guest Book

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A young friend of mine asked me to make a guest book for her graduation out of a Starbucks gift bag. Another excuse to play with kraft paper! I prepared the bag by fusing tissue paper to the back with iron on adhesive so that the glue wouldn't bleed through. I was pleased with the way the bright green stripes lined up on the spine and edges. It turned out to be a rather elegant little book to hold well-wishes from her many friends as well as some photos of a special day.

I love using Starbucks bags because of the invitation they print right on their bags to reuse in any way you can.


PrairiePeasant June 1, 2011 at 6:07 PM  

The print on the bag makes this a very elegant book! This is new to me to make a guest book for a graduation--is it like an autograph book for well wishes?

Useful Books June 1, 2011 at 6:13 PM  

It was actually our local home school support group graduation. Each graduate has a little table at the reception afterwards that the decorate with photos and memorabilia that means something to them. They generally have something there for people to sign. It's a lot more personal than a traditional graduation. This years class was big: 16 kids!

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