To make the books even more versatile I added 13 pocket pages along with plenty of tags to journal or add photos. And since the shower is in March I helped them fill their book by adding a picture of the baby in Jan. and one of the happy couple in Feb.
Posted by Christie Hund Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Ok, I may have lost my mind on this one but I think my creativity got the better of me this time. I needed to make the favors for the baby shower that we are throwing and I wanted them to be special. I had already put together a some chocolates and made a candle for each person but I thought that a little mini book would be a great idea too. Of course, being me, I wanted to make every one of them unique in their own way. A little piece of art to remind them of the special occasion. It was probably a blessing in disquise that I was sick because I had plenty of TV time to cut paper and punch corners. LOL!
The covers were made using Grunge Board. I covered both sides with scrapbook paper and then carefully cut it in half. All of the corners (covers and inside pages) were clipped using the Crop-A-Dile Scallop Corner Chomper. Each has 12 calender pages that I got at Lettering Delight. I have included the link at the bottom of the post. I printed them on a tan parchment cardstock and then stamped the back of each with a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp. I love how beauty and grunge go so well together. I used a light shade (Old Paper & Tea Dye distress ink) so that to receiver can use the page for notes and to journal.
I bound them all with my Bind-It-All. I needed a way to create a closure for the books and cost was an issue but I didn't want to take away from style so I came up with this inventive idea. I added an eyelet in front and back cover and ran a ribbon through as a beautiful easy closure. Check out the video on how easy it is. Finally, I gave each one some special individual love and chose with care some special elements that would bring out the individual charm in each of the books. I just love how each and every one of them turned out. Even though it looks like there are 36 in the pictures, there are only 30 mini books (a few snuck into the pictures a couple times). Each and every one is an unique.
Labels: Mini Album