Wedding Chipboard Book

You can find Maya Road online here. The nearest stores which carry the products to me are in St. Louis, about 2 hours away. However, unlike Kaisercraft which is overseas in Australia, Maya Road does have an online store and is located in Canada.

The book I purchased came already bound. Having not made any chipboard books before, I did not know what I was getting into. I have learned that it is much harder to make an already bound book than one linked together with chains or rings. Each two-page has to be laid open and allowed to dry for each step, as compared to unbound pages that can be laid out for drying all on one side, then all on the second side. Therefore, it takes much longer to make the bound books. See this post for my instructions. While making this book, I learned the importance of sanding! When you cut the pages directly after gluing down, the paper edges are rough. Sanding the edges down is an important step to sand away where your cutting is slightly uneven, making a smooth surface.

However, the book was only $2.99! So making hybrid books as gifts is more a labor of love than a hit to the pocket book.

Here is a quick video I made of the finished project.

I tied a simple ribbon around the book for an extra touch.

I wasn't sure my mom was into the grungy stuff, so I ordered the book as a Shutterfly book also. I am going to encourage her to write on the pages as the journaling.

12/25/2009