Author Archives: Ali Manning

Long Stitch Journal with Handmade Paper

Long Stitch with Packing Journal | Vintage page designs

One of my favorite types of long stitch binding is this long stitch with packing. It’s a good beginner binding Read More →

Coptic Stitch Book

Coptic Stitch Book | Vintage Page Designs

This is a coptic stitch book I made recently using one of the handmade rose papers from June’s Paper Club. Read More →

June Paper Club

June Paper Club | Vintage Page Designs

The selection for June Paper Club is a summery mixture of rose petals and pinks. It¬†features the last few sheets Read More →

June Journaling Prompts

Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen Summer is a season Read More →

Photographing Handmade Books

Photographing Handmade Books | Vintage Page Designs

I sometimes get questions about how I photograph the handmade books that I post on Instagram, Facebook and this blog. Read More →

Open Studio Time

Monthly Open Studio

In order to serve my local customers, I’m offering Drop-In Open Studio time once a month on the following dates Read More →

My Favorite Papers For Creating Handmade Books

10 Favorite Papers

A couple of years ago I compiled a list of the papers I use most frequently to make handmade books. Read More →

Mixed Media Journal Class

Mixed media journal class

I’ve just announced my summer class schedule for 2019, and there’s a class I’m particularly excited about, the Mixed Media Read More →

May Paper Club

May Paper Club

Welcome to May’s Paper Club! I’ve chosen some pretty papers in shades of blue and silver this month so you Read More →

Instagram Books Arts Inspiration II

Instagram Book Arts Inspiration

I find Instagram a rich source of inspiration and ideas, so today¬†I’m sharing some wonderful projects and artist that I Read More →