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Most of the books I make are blank, but this was a rebinding of a fraternity rule and ceremony book. I created a new cover to fit the existing, bound pages.  The high-relief intertwined intitals were hand-carved from binder's board and added to the cover before the leather was worked down over them.   My customer's initals are blind stamped in the lower right of the front cover.

 

leather fraternity ceremony book

 

leather fraternity ceremony book

  

- page size 6" wide by 9" tall

 - dark brown satin ribbon page marker

- cover is dark brown goatskin leather over carved binder's board

- lettering in lower right of front cover added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and blind stamping technique

- blind stamped lines on spine

- approximately $265

 

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dark brown leather fraternity ceremony book with raised monogram

 

dark brown leather fraternity ceremony book with raised monogram spine

 

For her daughter's bat mitzvah, my customer wanted a guest book with an oversized, monumental, fairytale feel.  Playing off her daughter's name, the title is "Alex in Wonderland".  The cover is a mottled red antique look cowhide leather and the scrolling decorations were added to mimic a storybook feel.  Classic serif gold lettering was added to the front cover and spine, completing the oversized storybook look.

 

red leather fairytale bat mitzvah guest book

 

oversized bat mitzvah guest book

  

- page size 12" wide by 15" tall

 - 50 pages (100 page sides to write on)

- mottled tan parchment-look endpapers

- red satin ribbon page marker

- cover is red mottled "antique" cowhide leather over binder's board and matte board

- raised panels on front and back covers

- decoration on cover added using custom metal dies, hot foil stamping, and black stamping pigment

- lettering on cover and spine added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and gold stamping foil

- approximately $240

 

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red leather oversized bat mitzvah guest book front detail

 

red leather oversized bat mitzvah guest book front corner detail

 

red leather oversized bat mitzvah guest book back cover

 

red leather oversized bat mitzvah guest book spine

 

This album was created to hold photos from an 80th birthday party that had been held a few months before.  My customer wanted this album to look like a wrapped present.  The raised ribbon and bow wrap from the front cover to the back cover and when the book is closed, it looks like one continuous "ribbon" around the cover.  The gift tag is a separate piece of thin board covered individually with red pigskin leather and stamped in silver with a birthday greeting.

 

leather 80th birthday album with bow

 

80th birthday album with bow and gift tag

  

- page size 11 and 1/2" wide by 8 and 1/4" tall

 - 13 pages (26 page sides to mount photos on)

- cover is burgundy pigskin leather over carved binder's board

- gift tag is covered in red pigskin leather and set into a recessed area on the cover

- lettering on cover and spine added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and silver stamping foil

- approximately $335

 

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burgundy leather 80th birthday guest book with bow and gift tag

 

This ornate scrapbook was created for a bat mitzvah where my customer wanted the book to have a very old and classic feel.  It can be tricky to create a closure on a scrapbook because the thickness of the front edge of the book changes as you fill it with photos and other items.  I attempted to solve that problem by using a three-buckle closure that was expadable on leather straps.  The buckle straps were permanently riveted into the covers.  The front cover features a large raised monogram carved from the cover board and accented with silver foil leaf.  The rest of the scrapbook is decorated to the hilt with lots of spine decoration and even stars of David stamped on the leather buckle straps.

 

dark green leather intricate bat mitzvah album with buckle closures

 

ornate bat mitzvah scrapbook with raised monogram and three-buckle closure

   

- page size 10" square

 - 50 pages (100 page sides to write and mount photo or other items on)

- marbled endpapers

- cover is dark green pigskin leather over carved binder's board

- raised monogram on front cover accented with silver foil leaf

- raised panels on front and back cover

- raised bands on spine outlined in pewter foil

- corner decorations and spine decorations added using custom metal dies, hot foil stamping, and pewter stamping foil

- small stars of David on buckle straps added using a custom metal die, hot foil stamping, and pewter stamping foil

- buckle straps are dark green goatskin leather riveted through the cover

- silver tone buckles

- lettering added to the spine using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and silver stamping foil

- approximately $425

 

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dark green leather ornate bat mitzvah album spine

 

dark green leather ornate bat mitzvah album front closure

 

dark green leather ornate bat mitzvah album front closure detail

     
     
     

 

 

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