Monday, April 15, 2013

Hello 60 ~ handmade birthday book

Hi. Have a post for you today. This paper-bag-book was made at the request of a very special lady and friend for her 60th birthday. That is the cover, in case you couldn't tell...

Throughout the book I used chipboard from Dear Lizzy Neutrals Trinket Thickers. It was SUPER FUN!!
The diamond embellishments are sections from NinaBDesigns Fancy That bling. Paper by Authentique and Prima (Prima link goes to SimonSaysStamp 'cause that's the first place I find a link to when I google "Prima Songbird 6x6." The silly Prima site does not have it anywhere... ugh).

The book in all it's stuffed glory.
I'll show you more pictures.

Now I haven't lived to 60 yet, but I would think it to be a very happy place to be, yes? Because you would be a grandma :)
Sadly, you can't really see the good job I did backing each word with a different patterned paper, it was really brilliant. (not).

In case you haven't noticed yet (from the first sentence that said "paper-bag-book") each page is made of either a brown paper sack or glassine bag. See the page on the right? The pocket is made of the base of the brown sack. All it took to make that was some stitching.


More paper bags, chipboard, and stamps.

A hand-cut pinking-sheers edge (try trimming the edge of a chevron-patterned paper, it will drive you nuts).
Also, more chipboard and some of my corny hand-written font.

And this is the back cover.. something simple.
These are the tags I made to go in each pocket:

There was some bird theme going on there, but I didn't really mean for it to happen... it just did :)

Thanks for visiting!
~ V

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