I recently discovered Kraft Tex, a paper based medium which behaves like leather.  You can't rip or tear it but you can cut, emboss, paint, sew and punch through it.  If it gets wet, it won't spoil.  This makes it ideal as a book cover.  In the video below, I show you how to use layers, pockets and textured papers to make a keepsake book with lots of secret places to store momentos.






Enjoy :)