This is my 8th design from the Scrapbook Garden
Ive tried to make this birthday book completely
from papers form the Basic Grey Sweet Threads pack.
With the exception of the actual book which was made
with my Bind-it-all , some Prima flowers
and some rubber stamped quotes from my collection
all of the pages have included die cut shapes using the
Ive often been asked to make a mini book that is ready
to just accept some photographs by people
who are not crafters, but then thought this was
actually a good idea to make to give someone as a gift
enabling them to choose their favourite pictures to be included in it themselves.
The pages dont need alot of decoration like a Scrapbook
just something to enhance the photos , whatever the size.
I used a bind-it-all perspex cover so that the design
on the front page could be seen.
I thought a birthday book would be a good idea
as I for one am always forgetting birthdays .
I started by punching the holes in my pages , I chose black pages
so that the colourful papers from the Basic Grey Sweet Threads
stood out well.
I cut out some months of the year to put onto the alternative pages
to record the birthdays .
I decided to make these pages all very similar and added
the flowers and some punched butterflies to each
of them. I added the liquid pearls to the centre of the
flowers and left them to set overnight.
I also cut a selection of long tags to have between the pages.
I decided to put my quotes on these just in case
when the photos were added the quotes didnt quite match up.
I fastened them into the bind-it-all wire and placed them at
various heights in various pages. I also added some ribbon to them to finish them off.
I then went on decorating the pages with various die cuts using the
I tried to keep the die cuts to a minimum
leaving plenty of room to add photos if needed
I finshed by adding a handmade label to the back cover.
Im pleased with my little birthday book Im sure it will come in very handy.
I imagine I will make more of these for little gifts
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