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Welcome to The Bug Bytes a site/blog mainly for Papercrafting and some photography and other stuff thrown in here & there. Add in some die cutting machine, scrapbooking tools, cameras, scissors , glue and...... My name is Pam. If you have been redirected from Papillon Digital Design you have come to the right place.Hope you get inspired by the projects, videos and files. Would love it if you could leave comments and become a follower. (Word verification is turned ON to avoid spam. Sorry for that inconvenience.) Would love it if you would also share your project here . If you find a linky under the post do share your project by posting link there or if you do not find a linky post your link in the comments.Thank you for visiting. The website Papillon digital designs has changed to Papillon Digital Design so if the link gives and error or takes you to page with chinese characters then please drop the 's' in the link at the end of papillondigitaldesigns and try . That is change papillondigitaldesigns to papillondigitaldesign and try the link.

October 16, 2009

Understanding Wordbooks

The Gypsy board has become as addicting to me as coffee. I just have to go there and see what all the talented gals are doing . While dropping there today I came across a question of what's  a wordbook & how to construct it.
So I decided to tackle the "what" side of question. I originally made slides but decided to post pictures instead of loading in youtube. Don't blame me. I'm a Scrap booker. Love playing with pictures than videos.
Here are the pictures/slides

After constructing the basic framework/skeleton/template usually  with a chipboard you proceed to decorate by pasting decorative papers on top and then add  pictures, embellishments, tags, library pockets etc.just like a regular scrapbookpage and then bind it all with either book rings, binding combs or even just  ribbons.
Before adding the decorative elements, it is would be a wise precaution to decide first where on the page you want to bind, so that you can leave the appropriate margin  for the punch holes and then proceed adding your decorations. You do not want to open a page and see the punch hole right through your favorite picture!!. believe me ! This has happened to the best of us. We get so carried away designing and decorating away and letting the creative juices flow that we forget mundane things as a punch hole and leaving binding margin for the page that before you know it cluckk!! a hole through our favorite picture or our tag!!!
So ponder over it and start a project. I will soon show you on  video how to design both types of wordbooks with a gypsy.


Live Love and Scrap said...

YAY!! I am so excited I found your blog from youtube!!! I have been wanting to make word books forever and it is the main reason I got a Gypsy. I am such a visual person and learn so much from all the wonderful videos you talented ladies make...so I cant wait for a word book video!!!

I am going to watch your videos now =)

have a blessed day,

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