Coptic Guest Books & Miter Triangles, oh my!

Stack of Coptic Bound Guest Books

I love seeing all the books I've made stacked up!

*Phew* it’s been a busy summer for me. The cute stationery shop I worked at closed this spring, prompting me to really make a go of it selling my art. I started a stationery line of my own called Concertina Press, and I’ve gotten my books and cards into a few shops on the Cape locally (if you have any suggestions of a little shop near you that I should check out, leave a message in the comments – I’m always looking for new places to approach!)

I started a new product line of 7″x9″ guestbooks – the photo above is a hefty pile of 10 I was working on to distribute to The Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis and The Pink Polka Dot in Falmouth (with my lovely bookbinding awl). Finished all of those up, and I moved on to smaller sized books, here’s a sight familiar to many a bookbinder, I’m sure:

Miter corners from bookbinding

all these lovely little mitered corners from trimming cover paper for bookbinding

What do you do with all of these little cute triangles – I’ve stopped trying to save them, they went in the recycling bin *sniff* but I did take this photo for posterity!

Hope you’re all having a great summer! (or winter, in the southern hemisphere 🙂

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Ruth

13 Comments

Ellen

I use them for collage elements in handmade cards. Agreed though that one can, however, get to have too many of a good thing!

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Ruth

I’ve always thought it would be neat to glue them down into a quilt-like pattern, maybe another day when I’m feeling super-crafty!

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Lindsay

Send them to me! They look lovely, would make perfect mini-paper bunting, and I’d happily do you swaps for Border Tart makes!

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Ruth

Lindsay – that sounds awesome! I love any excuse to hoard miter triangles, I’ll definitely keep them for you next time I do a big bookbinding job

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Jamie

I’ll take them if Lindsay has enough – I can’t resist keeping them too, but haven’t found a purpose for them yet. And I can’t bring myself to throw them away unless it’s truly boring paper! I’m sure I can find something to trade. = )

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Cynthia Schelzig

oooooo heavens look at alllll those gorgeous corners…..my eyes are watering as I look….you NEED to SAVE them and offer them as a GIVEAWAY at a later date. I make the coooolest Xmas tree cards with the corners…………..look at alll those unmade trees on the pile:) sniff,sniff,,,,,

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Ruth

Hahaha, well Cynthia, don’t worry! I have learnt the errors of my ways and am now saving all my corners in an envelope! A giveaway is a fabulous idea.

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Meredith

I use my little triangles to make tiny books. I haven’t quite figured out what to do with those little guys, but I have fun using my scraps to put them together. 🙂

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