Introducing Book of Lists

November 5, 2012

Happy Monday! Today Im excited to tell you about my new little paper crafty project that is cute, fun, flexible, and ready for you to join in on if you so choose (and I would love it if you do).

Because Im suuuper original Im calling it the Book of Lists because that is essentially what it will be. Just get yourself a book make a minibook out of chipboard and binder rings like I did or grab a blank journal, a spiral notebook, scrapbook, anything of the sort make sure it has some empty pages, and youre ready to go.

Every month there will be a topic for a list, and the object is to craft it on a blank page, take a photo of your list, then blog it. You can get elaborate scrapbook-style, or even jot it down with your favorite pen. If you want, you dont even have to make a book and you can just blog about the list topic (even though then its not really a book of lists, but thats cool). My style is somewhere in the middle.

Reasons Im in love with this idea: I adore paper crafting, but traditional scrapbooking is not my thing. Project Life is totally working for me as our primary documentation, so I want more little projects in which to use the pretty papers and supplies Ive collected. Secondly, I am such a list-making girl that I have lists about lists. I know lots of you are the same way. Embrace it! I also like that its a progressive and open-ended book. Just one small page a month is totally something I can whip up in a half hour or less. Plus, I can date each page and include an Instax photo (if applicable) and it will also serve as a sort of record of life. And finally, its something that anyone can do and adapt to her own style.

Want to see more? A few lovely ladies have already joined in and will be posting about their own books today. Check them out:

Today were just sharing the covers of our books, but next month well be showing off the first list. To make things simple, at the end of each months post I will put up the date of the next round plus the next list topic. That way everyone has a month to get it ready and were all on the same page (pun intended).

So thats it! If you have any questions at all, leave a comment. If you dont consider yourself crafty but have thought about doing a project here and there, this may be the perfect thing. I can envision a pretty journal + a label maker + washi tape + a nice pen making a really cool book, and so simple!

Next months info: Well be posting on Monday, December 3 and the topic will be wishlist. Starting with a fun and easy one. :)


Details on my book: Its made of 46 chipboard, I punched holes in it using this hole punch, binder rings from an office supply store, and its filled with white cardstock. On the front I used the SMASH label maker (it has a learning curve), Amy Tangerine Thickers, and washi tape from Freckled Fawn.

Posted in: Crafty, Book of Lists

Comments on Introducing Book of Lists

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    Love the topic for next month. Thats definitely something I can get my arms around :) Thanks for hosting! So excited about this project. LOVE the cover of your book, too!
    Nora recently posted..Project: The Book of Lists


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    From lauren w:

    Im excited to join you on this, even if Im only half-way doing it! :)


  3. 3

    From Tillie:

    ooooooh I want to join!!!!! I need to make my notebook which will soooooooooo not be as cute as yours or Kerris but I think I might have some notebooks I actually havent used yet for anything (Im addicted to notebooks) :)
    Tillie recently posted..reading wednesday


    kapachino Reply:

    Awesome, Im so happy youll be joining us! It really is going to be super simple and fun. Looking forward to seeing your book. :)


  4. 4

    From Jayme:

    I found your blog and this awesome Book of Lists ideas from Keri and cant wait to join. Im definitely a Type-A, list making fanatic so this is right up my alley. Ill hopefully find something to write in this afternoon and will start sharing on my blog as well. Thanks for coming up with such an awesome idea.
    Jayme recently posted..Tying the Knot: Our Formal Invites


    kapachino Reply:

    Hi Jayme! Im so happy youll be playing along, and I see from your blog that youre super crafty! I love all the stuff youve done for your wedding so far. Cant wait to see your book!


  5. 5

    From wishcake:

    Im loving your book! Perfect! Ive never seen the SMASH label maker, and now I feel like I need to invest. Heehee.

    So excited for this project—thanks for being so wonderful and letting us all join in. :)
    wishcake recently posted..on a book of lists


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    From Michelle:

    That label maker makes really cute labels. I may have to check that out!

    Thanks so much for hosting this project! Im already loving it!


    kapachino Reply:

    I do like the labels but it is really annoying to use! Still, it was cheap it works. :)


  7. 7

    From Erin:

    Hi Kathleen,
    I am a brand new reader who found her way over here from Nora, Kerri and Michelles blogs. If you dont mind I am going to join you ladies on this challenge. I will post my notebook in just a day or two online.
    Erin recently posted..Work


    kapachino Reply:

    Of course I dont mind, Im happy to have you playing along! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)


  8. 8

    From Morgan:

    I found you through Kerris blog and I LOVE this idea. I will definitely be joining in! I just have to get my notebook and Ill post it in the next few days! :)


    kapachino Reply:

    Im so glad, and glad to have found your blog as well. I love your small style posts! Im trying to add some more style features around here too with my daughter I. Anyway Ill be on the lookout for your book!


  9. 9

    From Holly:

    I love this idea! (I have lists of lists too!) Id love to play along :)


  10. 10

    From Jordyn:

    Im not much of a crafter (like, at all) but I love this idea and am considering joining in.
    Jordyn recently posted..Review: Miss Fortune Cookie


    kapachino Reply:

    It can be as simple as you need it to be! You might find that you enjoy crafting. :)


  11. 11

    From Heather:

    Hi! Just came across your blog and the book of lists from my friends blog I love this idea and it sounds like a lot of fun. Excited to get involved. :-)


    kapachino Reply:

    Yay! Good to meet you I cant wait to see what you come up with. :)


  12. 12

    From Jen @ At Random:

    What a great idea! I saw Cats Thoughts post about it and thought it sounded like fun so Ill be joining in too.
    Jen @ At Random recently posted..Book of Lists


  13. 13

    From Tobe:

    I just found this idea from Jen @ At Random. And I absolutely love it! Im joining (a little late), but Im here! Im going to rush around and get my supplies so I can post Decembers list sometime today.
    Tobe recently posted..Top Ten Tuesday — Santa Please Bring


  14. 14

    From Jen:

    I heard about your list series through Jaymes blog. I just started yesterday and look forward to the months to come. Thanks!


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