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Feb. 4th, 2010 @ 08:00 pm Pamphlet letter
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I am a member of the brievenbus community. The members send physical mail to each other. I had received a large letter, and I wanted to write something back. But my skills in cutting and pasting to make a colorful mail package are limited, so I thought of something else: to make the letter in the form of a pamphlet.


I took three A4 pages, folded them into a section and wrote my letter on the twelve A5 pages that were so created. Then I used a large piece of blue carton as the cover.


Close-up of the middle hole of the pamphlet binding that I used.


We glued some decorative paper on the cover. At the left side you can see the knot I used to close the binding.


To close the cover, we glued a piece of red paper on both sides, and set a wax seal on the left side.


Close-up of the wax seal and the closing knot.

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. And the recipient was impressed as well. I really like the pamphlet binding, and I think I'll be using it more often in the future.
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From:negativeneve
Date:February 4th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
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That's really nice. I like it a lot.
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From:merle_
Date:February 4th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Cool! I recognize the decorative paper too...
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From:fub
Date:February 4th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
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I wonder where you know the paper from. We had a few scraps left from the decorative paper for klik's bookbox.
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From:merle_
Date:February 4th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
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It looks remarkably similar to an Escher print that was sold out here as giftwrap. If it is not Escher, then I am doubly impressed!
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From:fub
Date:February 4th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Look closely: it's not an Escher. The blue parts are not the same as the off-white parts! And it's paper meant for use in bookcovers -- much thicker quality than mere giftwrap. :)
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From:merle_
Date:February 4th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC)
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I am duely doubly impressed. Triply! The design has the same fractal-ish space-filling pattern that the more complex Escher prints (whether tiled or not) had. Awesome.
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From:gertvr
Date:February 5th, 2010 08:57 am (UTC)
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Mooi zeg: dat is nog eens gaaf om zo een brief te ontvangen.
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From:cissa
Date:February 6th, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)
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SO very cool!!!!
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From:fub
Date:February 6th, 2010 10:08 am (UTC)
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Apparently, it looks very impressive, but the pamphlet stitch is so ridiculously easy that it is almost no work to package a letter like that. I'm going to do it more often from now on: the effect/effort ratio is pretty good. :)
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