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Re: unopened pages



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Roberta, you are too much.  I love how you get your inspiration.  I've got
to ask...how much for the Don't go pokin' your eye out edition? ;-)
Michelle Venditelli

The issue came about after I found two dozen beautiful old butter knives
>(the broad non-serrated style that have rounded ends) in the $.05 bin (gotta
>love it!) at my favorite thrift store. I've used this style knife before as
>a gift for book arts friends - they make great paper knives. But with this
>many knives, I figured a project was in order.
>
>So, I made some paper in 11" x 14" sheets, and folded them octavo so that
>the finished gatherings are 3.5" x 5.5". They were then sewn together into
>leather bound journals and left unopened. The finished presentation has the
>blank journal, which has my press name gold foil printed very small across
>the top of the spine, one of the knives tied to the book with a vintage
>looking ribbon and a little folded booklet slipped under the ribbon with
>some background and illustrated instructions on how to use the paper knife
>to open the signatures (along with a basic "Don't go pokin' your eye out"
>note...)

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