Here is a tutorial on creating a coffee sleeve book from the little coffee sleeves that come on your coffees at Starbucks and other great coffee shops to keep you from burning your hand. I just love the idea of being able to create something beautiful from something that was about to end up in the garbage!
I started with four coffee sleeves. You can do a few more if you want or even three would be quite sufficient, I think.
Cut the right hand side of each coffee filter.
Cover all four sides of each sleeve that you are doing with decorative scrapbook paper. I did patterned paper on the outside of each coffee sleeve and then a more solid paper on the insides of each coffee sleeve. I just used a regular glue stick and it worked great.
I used my Distrezz-It-All to rough up the edges, since I was using some old Tim Holtz paper I had forgotten I had. It lends itself perfectly to being distressed. I think Tim Holtz is the King of Distressing!
Here is what one of them looks like after being distressed. It just gives it a kind of edged, worn look. And the nice thing about this tool is it only takes a second!
Here are a couple more photos of the distressed pages.
These Tim Holtz papers are so cute. They come in different themes. The ones I used here were Games, Postage and Books. I know they also have a cooking one that I've used a lot. They come in 9 by 9 size. I have no idea if they are still available.
Bind them together on the left hand side using your Bind-It-All. You could also bind them in other ways such as with rings or ribbon, et cetera. I added some scrabble tiles to mine. Embellish however you wish.