Thursday, 26 February 2009

Birthday Book


Good evening all!

I finished off a birthday book which is destined to go in a parcel to my SIL tomorrow. This book was made from scratch and uses the Stampendous Agapanthus stamp which I adore!

I alternated grosgrain and coloured paper on every other page. Besides the date page which you can see, I also have added a sheet to the back of each tag which features bulleted notes.

For added strength, I used bookbinding cloth on the spine, which was a funny colour olive. I fixed that by inking it up with black StazOn.

I think these books make great little presents which should last for years to come.

What do you think?

16 comments:

Linda Barutha said...

Beautiful! Isn't book-making fun:)

Elizabeth said...

This is wonderful Michelle!

Jaspere said...

The cover is beautiful. What a great project.

Dawn said...

She is going to LOVE this. What a work of heart. Great job.

Martha said...

very nice., I need to do one of those., i have post it notes everywhere lol

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a great idea, Michelle! This is beautiful! ;)

Louise Forsyth said...

This is awesome, and yes they make fantastic gifts.

Jennie said...

This is just lovely! Such a great gift idea and I love that stamp...me thinks I need to see if I can find that one :o)) You are very bad at making me think I need another stamp, LOL!

Truly you did a great job on this! your SIL will love it I am sure...if not, send it to me (hahahaha!)

stampin abi said...

what a great idea! love the colours too

Carmen said...

What a great gift!! I'm sure she loved it!

Tenia Nelson said...

How cool is this!!!!! Love it!! tfs!
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Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv this, the image is awesome! *~*

Angela said...

Wow, this is awesome, what a grea idea. Makes me want one.. lOL!

Anita Hovey said...

Great take on that project! Love the colors.

Joanne Travis said...

I LOVE that agapanthus stamp. I would love to have whole garden full of this, what a beautiful flower. Such a great idea to keep track of birthdays!!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

what a neat idea! using the brads at the center of the flowers is awesome.