Thursday, 22 January 2009

Birthday Book

 
 
 

I downloaded the pages for this book from Nichole Headys blog here. I printed them on SU' whisper white and stuck them on to Papertrey 'aqua mist' card. Instead of envelopes for the backs of the pages I used SU 'bashful blue' card and folded and stuck them down at the edges to hold stamps and addressed envelopes etc. These were edged with spotted paper from SU.I then cut strips of green card and punched with Fiskars 'Threading water puch' and sandwiched them between, sticking the front and back of the pages together. The covers were covered with Basic Grey papers and the letters were diecuts also from BG. I Modged Podged the front and back to add protection from handling. I used a 1 inch binding wire in my BIA which was a perfect size for all 12 pages - I was worried my book was going to be too thick!! All credit for this simple to make book must go to Nicole - Thanks Nicole! My Other half was impressed and asked me to make him a garden planner and an address book!! Thanks for taking the time to visit xx

27 comments:

Sue said...

Gorgeous book, Joy. Love the idea of the two sets of wires. Must try that.
xx

craftytrog said...

Your book is gorgeous Joy, I love the colour! No wonder hubby was impressed! x

Cathy said...

What a great idea Joy - might be using that for pressies!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Karen said...

Joy its really good and in my opinion there is no better praise than when it comes from the OH xxx

crafty creations said...

A beautiful book Joy - the colours co-ordinate so well.

Thanks for the links

x Hilda

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful book Joy xx

carian said...

Absolutely gorgeous!xx

Andrea said...

what a great book Joy and no-one else will have one, its fab x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is just fabulous! Love your brilliant design and gorgeous papers. I can see why you are in demand to make more!
Have a great weekend
hugs
kim x`

Claireabelle said...

Its fantastic Joy
x

Lil Sis said...

The book is lovely, really good idea.
Hugs Beccy

Minx said...

WOW Joy this is fantastic, love the papers you've used on the front, and thanks for the link to the download, just been and saved it to my comp so i can make one too.

Dawne said...

this is gorgeous joy xx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Joy, can I put my order in now (lol)
Clairexx

Louise Forsyth said...

This is just fabulous!!! Awesome idea and I love yours!

nic_d said...

Wow, what a great idea! I know I could sure use some organization like this. May have to get out my Bind it ALl and give it a try! TFS!

* Shaz * said...

Something is waiting for you on my blog xx

*Sally* said...

Gorgeous book! Off to check out the link!

Supermum said...

Blimey Joy...this is gorgeous...well done. A real professional looking birthday book, love the colours.
Have a great weekend.
Sue. x

ella bella said...

fabulous book, such a great idea and i love the colours you have used.
Tracy x

Shazza said...

it is gorgeous Joy, I really need to make one of those as well to keep me organised. Love the papers and CS you have used
x

Tracey said...

Fab book Joy, have downloaded the calendar too.

XX

Samantha said...

ewwww- I like it! Great idea

Jennie said...

Love the book :0 Now you could have entered it into the Objet D'art Challenge.. it finishes tonight :)
Hugs
Jennie

Kylie...Perth, Western Australia said...

This is lovely Joy...I've made similar books before but none so nicely finished as yours. Kylie

Craft is a Blessing said...

Just fallen in love with this, please bring it on Wednesday!

Susie Sugar said...

You have a great blog Joy , I love this book.
Thanks for entering my blog candy
Love Susie xx