Friday, April 27, 2012

Birthday Book/Card


TGIF! It's been one of those weeks! Starting off with loosing pictures on my blog... can you tell I'm still a little bitter about that. Apparently that has happened to a lot of other bloggers out there. Oh well, time to move on! Hopefully next week will be a better week :)

So this weekend my kids have 3 birthday parties to attend! Yup, busy birthday weekend... so I thought I would share with you a little gift I made for each of the kids. I got the idea from one of my favourite bloggers Thienly Azim from her blog modpaperie, if you have not visited her yet...YOU MUST! She will inspire your socks off  :) She made a birthday book, I loved that idea. A place where you can keep all your memories of the day.

I didn't feel like going out and buying birthday themed paper so I thought I would just make my own pages using the print and cut features of the Silhouette, and use papers I already owned. For my books I thought I would would make a little box on the back to place some cards or even some of the birthday pictures. So here is my take on the birthday book, well 3 of them...

I used graphics from Lettering Delights Scribble Kids Alphabet, Banner Day Alphabet and the Sweet Birthday SVG  kits. This is what the front covers look like.





Here is what the book looks like when the book is opened up,


even a spot for the birthday girls picture.



Here is a boy's version.




A place for pictures, cards, whatever they like!


Here is a pic of a tag that I put on the back of all my crafts!




The box was just made on a score board, didn't use a cutter.


The box measured 4.5" X 6.5" X 0.5" 


Folded down the top edge and glued it. Then glued down all the rest of the edges to form a box.


Here is what it looked like all put together.


For the fan part of the book, I used the same measurements and then just glued the two sheets together. Once I had finished embellishing the pages I just adhered the last page to the box. Added some ribbon to tie it up and keep it all together. Hope the kiddos like them! I know my son already has put a request in for one!!!  Well better get busy!

Thanks for visting!





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