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Subject: Waterproof Bookcovers...
Date Posted: 7/8/2008 9:11 PM ET
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Hey I know we disscussed these on another thread, but I just saw this and thought it might be appreciated by everyone on here....Kim just think of the beautiful ones you could create! How many books would we need to order to get one of these! :o)

Jessica

http://images.marthastewart.com/images/channel/marketing/newsletters/2008Q2/craft-of-the-day/20080708_craft.html?xsc=eml_crd_2008_07_08

 **Oh I just thought....you would probably need to reinforce this design for a paperback**



Last Edited on: 7/8/08 9:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/8/2008 10:32 PM ET
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I can send the ones I've made out with orders to anybody who needs or wants one - no problem.  But they aren't the fabric ones.  They aren't hard to make or time consuming, but it would take quite a while to make one to go with every single book I send out, so I prefer to just send them to anyone who asks for one.  Of course, most of you guys probably don't even know to ask...  Anyway, the ones I've made so far are more or less just reusable dustjackets - sized to fit a standard mass market paperback.  They can be slipped on & off as easily as a dustjacket, so as long as the book is the right size - and I suppose I could easily make custom sizes to fit specific books - you can just slide one on there, and then off to the doctor's office with your camouflaged book:P  They're just images printed on cardstock with clear vinyl laminate over the printed side.  I used the same heart background print I use on the back of my bookmarks for those, but I flipped the paper, and then printed a second layer in an alternating color to give it sort of a batik look.  Then the clear laminate - the soft, flexible vinyl type - goes over that, and I trimmed them to size with a paper cutter and folded where needed.  The print on there could be of just about anything really.  All I need is a jpeg image large enough to cover most of a single sheet of cardstock.  You could even print up fake War and Peace covers and slap them over your smutty romance novels:P  How funny that would be...  Anyone could make these, and NO SEWING:P



Last Edited on: 7/8/08 10:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/9/2008 1:11 AM ET
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You could even print up fake War and Peace covers and slap them over your smutty romance novels:P

LOL!

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 1:26 PM ET
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Kim you are my Marthat Stewart! I was semi joking but I figured you would have something like that! Next time I order from you I will have to beg you to make me one :)

Jessica

**Oh I have been showing my bookmark off to all my buddies...it has gotten very high ratings so far :)



Last Edited on: 7/9/08 1:27 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/9/2008 2:43 PM ET
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Okay, well, I made several really pretty ones - some angel & graphic art prints, and then, being me, I downloaded some humorous ones too.  I found a phony romance cover - The Butt Pirate (LOL), The Pantyhose Craft Book, Do It Yourself Colorectal Exams for Dummies (yes, one of those yellow "for dummies") books, and some very naughty comic book spoof covers:P

Oh yes - almost forgot to mention this one...  It looks like a childrens book, but the illustration has a wrecked train on the cover & the title is The Little Engine That Couldn't Because He was a Worthless Bum like Your Father:P



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Date Posted: 7/9/2008 4:36 PM ET
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I cannot actually LMAO here at work (very open office) but I have tears coming down my eyes and everybody is looking at me, concerned that something is wrong. Do It Yourself Colorectal Exams for Dummies??? OMG that's hysterical!!!

I didn't know you did covers too Kim...I'll definitely request one when I next order from you.

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 6:00 PM ET
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That is too funny!

Oh decisions, decisions! :)

Jessica

 

Date Posted: 7/10/2008 8:03 PM ET
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Kim, the train wreck is good. lol

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 7:52 AM ET
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Kim,

You have quite a devilish little sense of humor.  Love the colorectal book cover and the train wreck.  The Butt Pirate is hilarious.  I wish I was ambitious & creative enough to make covers, but its all I can do to get my books mailed on time.  They would make hilarious "gag" gifts for a booklover.   If bookmates had covers like that, they might improve their sales. 



Last Edited on: 7/16/08 7:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/16/2008 1:54 PM ET
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They are all pretty funny looking - even the pantyhose craft book is one of those look twice things.  The train wreck has all of these dead cartoon circus animals laying around the wreck... well... it's just sick, actually:P  Like me - lol.  I love the Butt Pirate cover.  I'm going to print up one for me & put it on all of my books, then carry them around & see who notices.  It has one of those typical, cheesy H&H half-dressed & in a clinch painted covers, and some caption I can't recall word for word, but something about the heroine having plenty of booty:P  I'm going to take it to the doctor's office on my next visit & when I get the oil changed on my car.  It always irritates me when people are straining to see the cover of my book, so next time I'll give them something to look at:P

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 6:02 PM ET
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A triple summer treat, courtesy of Kim.  Wish list book, book cover, and bookmark.  Is it Christmas in July?  Thank you Kim.

 

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 7:10 PM ET
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Plenty of booty! I'm crackin up over here!!