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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Thienly Azim said...

I think that your books turned out fantastic! So fun, right? The friends are so lucky to have such a thoughtful crafty gift! They are the best ones! Glad that I've inspired you, thanks for sharing this with me and for also mentioning me in your post :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks, they were fun! You are so very welcome Thienly! Just keep on inspiring me :)

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

This is the cutest idea ever!!! Love it! My little girls birthday is next month...I think I will be doing this for her! Such a fun way to remember your special day every year!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday's Temptation.

Natural-Nesters said...

These are amazing!! so cute!! thanks so much linking up at our Naturally-Nifty Party, and posting our button on your blog!

Ilda Dias said...

You are very welcome Jill. Thanks for hosting the party... It's always fun to see the newest craft ideas out there!

Ilda Dias said...

You ladies are very welcome! Thanks for hosting the party! Always fun to join in :)

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

I am featuring your cute books at today's link party! Wahoo!!

Kelley @ said...

hi! Visiting from Jills place. I love this idea! So stinkin cute! Its like a scrapbook and a card all in one. Perfect :)

Newest follower. Would love a follow back if you like my site too :)

Tracy - {CraftJunkieToo} said...

Lovin' the birthday books and what a great idea! Thanks for linking up and sharing at Craft Junkie Too -- I have this on our Friday Features so please stop by and check it out.

Ilda Dias said...

Wooohooo! How exciting!!! Thanks Jill!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Kelley, for sure will visit your blog!

Ilda Dias said...

Soooo excited to be featured! Thanks Tracy!!!

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

Ok! These ROCK!!!! I have bookmarked this for a rainy day! I also LOVE your tag you put on your projects. I have been trying to come up with something and perhaps you have steered me in the right direction. Off to hit your follow button! Thanks for stopping by and for inspiring!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much Jen! I'm so happy you like my tag, can't wait to see what you can come up with! And thanks for following me on this blogging journey!