Worktable Wednesday

I just finished a dream custom order – five guest books for Cabot Cheese!

In case you’re new here, I love cheese. Seriously. I’m sure you can imagine my complete and total bliss when I was contacted by Cabot.

The guest books were gifts for retiring employees. These folks had ties to the farming community, so we chose a Vermont-made paper by Richard Langdell. The paper includes hay from his neighbor’s farm. It’s pretty damn fabulous.

The paper was paired with a lovely Japanese bookcloth.

Handmade paper by Richard Langdell and Japanese bookcloth

I had to carve out space in the covers for insets – each book was going to include a card with hand-written calligraphy.

Bookboard planning for custom handmade guest book

I love math.

Did I mention that this order had to be completed in a week? DONE.

Handmade custom guest books by Elissa Campbell of Blue Roof Designs

Here’s a closeup of the inset – it’s hard to see, but it’s there!

Closeup of inset - handmade custom guest books by Elissa Campbell of Blue Roof Designs

When I bought that hay paper, I had no idea what I’d do with it. All I knew is that I liked it and that was good enough for me.

I guess that this is just more validation for my belief that neither logic nor intent is necessary when buying paper.

2 Responses to “Worktable Wednesday”

By Amanda - 24 April 2012 Reply

i love thesebooks but I’m a bit worried about what could happen if I adopt your paper-buying philosophy! ; D

By Elissa - 24 April 2012 Reply

Amanda –

I stand by my philosophy and wholeheartedly support its practice by others.

🙂 Elissa

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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