Hello again! Welcome to the Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge blog hop. You should have just come from Roni's blog along the hop. This month's kit at Club Scrap is called Literature. It has papers and images with a book and story theme. The Artist Team was challenged to make something you could give as a gift. I had a papercrafting retreat last weekend and the group I go with all gives each other a little giftie. Perfect timing! I made an altered book with a secret compartment inside! Well actually I made 4!
I decided to leave the front fairly free of decoration as a real book would be-I didn't want it to look too altered until they opened it up and saw the "secret" compartment inside!
I found this great tutorial on how to make the compartment inside the book. The hardest part was cutting out all the pages for the compartment- trying to make the sides smooth and cutting the corners. My advice-definitely drill the corners! I didn't for my 1st attempt and it was really hard. When I did another book and drilled the corners it went so much easier! Also-use a NEW blade in your knife!
I made a little pocket by just folding over one page and gluing it to the next along the side and bottom. Then I made a tag that can be pulled out and journaled on or photos added.
From the outside you'd have no idea it wasn't just a regular book!
Then...BAM! You open it up and there's this cool little niche carved out! Aaahhh love it!
I used papers and images from the Paris Flea Market kit for 2 of the books.
I folded some pages in half and added a matte with printed paper-just for variety. I also left some blank pages so they can make it their own if they want to.
I filled the compartment with candy to give to my retreat friends.
The next stop on the Artist Team Challenge blog hop is Hetty! Follow along to see what she made!
Have a great day!