It has been a Scrap Journal factory in the studio lately. I thought you might be interested in seeing the process of making the covers.
This is where the micro-spatula comes in handy. You can use it to carefully lift the wet cover out of the excess glue on the waste paper without getting glue all over your hands, the cover and a myriad of other places it shouldn't be. For me, keeping the glue from getting all over is the hardest part of bookbinding. That's why these are essential:
I always keep baby wipes and a damp rag handy, and wear an apron to wipe glue off my hands. The apron is really more about protecting your work than protecting your clothes.
Gluing down the endpapers. The cover is lying sideways in this picture.
These can be purchased at Hollander's.