Freebie Time: Free, Printable Library Cards, Pockets, and Mini-Notes!

by Chris Gardner

In the DIY design blogosphere, tis always the season for giving: Creature Comforts offers free, download and printable library card pocket templates, standard library cards, and mini-notes. No more description necessary, just go get 'em.

Freebie Time: Free, Printable Library Cards, Pockets, and Mini-Notes!

Download library_card_pocket_template.pdf
Download free_standard_library_cards.pdf
Download free_mini_gift_cards.pdf

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Curbly Video Podcast: How to Make a Handbag out of a Recycled Book

by Chris Gardner

Curbly Video Podcast: How to Make a Handbag out of a Recycled Book

I have a penchant for purchasing stuff that’s cool, but for which I don’t have specific plans or use. Case in point: I have piles of pulp and sci-fi novels from the 40s-60s. The art and colors are amazing, and the language provides for ridiculous quotes for ages. But after I slice out the illustrations, and force my way through the first and last chapters so I can say I ‘read’ them, these dime store masterpieces don’t escape from their cardboard homes often.   

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How to Repair Paperback Bindings.

by Chris Gardner

Wiliam Smith from Hang Fire Books writes, "I frequently receive vintage paperbacks where the spine glue has separated from the text block (probably due to reading-wear) and then frozen/dried in a lumpy uneven way that keeps the spine from laying flat…I was wondering if it would be possible to soften the glue with heat so you could smooth and reflatten it."

How to Repair Paperback Bindings.

It turns out, you can. Read all about William's technique here, but be sure to try in on...

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Free Book Covers by Kate Spade.

by Chris Gardner

 

Free Book Covers by Kate Spade.

 

School isn't quite in session yet (unless you're a sucker like me and have been taking classes all summer), but in expectation of all the Back-to-School awesomeness in a few weeks, have a look at these free downloadable book covers by Kate Spade. Go here, and click "downloads".

Spade's design's exhibit brilliant finds of old dust jackets from (mostly) the 1960's, so even if she isn't generally your cup of design tea, you can't argue with some...

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