Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer 4x4 mini record album

I totally scheduled this for tonight instead of last night! Ooops!
Paper Psnther here.
I made this book for my ten year old daughter to record our summer- since I have been flat down in bed with this pregnancy (only 2 months along) The front of the book is My Minds Eye paper from their laundry line- it is glittery. The Summer is also from My Mind's Eye their Tres Jolie collection. The Little Flower on the bottom left is K&Company- it is beaded- super sweet and the Sun is cut from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge.
Here is the back side - I just folded the sturdy My Minds Eye paper over. I used Bakers thread in yellow to bind it together.
Here is the front inside. I used Distress ink to get rid of all the white. The inside paper was a Provo Craft 8x8 slab of coordinating paper. It is not sturdy paper, but is as thick as printer paper. Folding it over after trimming it down to 4x4 and gluing just the edges made it sturdier and a pocket.
I have 18 pages so that she can journal, decorate, put pictures on or whatever- front and back- so that is 36 pages, not counting the inside binding. I also have a little kit for her to decorate with. Flowers, brads, etc. Mostly my rejects that match.
Here it is from the side view. I think she will have fun with it. The only catch I gave her was it all has to be happy and god things. She tends to look for the bad- so this will also help with that. :)
The pockets are in each page. I figure she can fill them with tags, ticket stubs, drawings or whatever she wants to. I punched with my circle punch a little more than halfway on each page so that it would be easy to see and pull out whatever is inside.
Here is the binding. I just bent it over, but not too hard. There really isn't a hard crease. I took a hole punch and punched each page with two holes. One on top and on bottom and then did the same to the front and back of the binding. It is holding really well.
I hope you liked this Celebrate the Occasions Design. Go check out all the wonderful creations the other Design Team members have done too. And then, of course, enter your own. Have a good summer! :)

I am also linking this up with Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog who also needed a sun on the project :)

18 comments:

Katie said...

Cute little book and what a good idea! Thanks for always coming by my blog and leaving so much love too! It has been fun being on the CTO design team with you!

thekolbes said...

What A good idea. You did a great job and I am sure your daughter is going to love it and have alot of fun with it
Trish

girlia said...

Great job

Sarah said...

This turned out really cute. I am sure it will be loved :) Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week!

Maquel said...

What a great idea for your daughter! And I love that you are making her focus on the positives! :)

Esther said...

Super cute

My Lil' Bits said...

This is such a sweet idea, it's simply adorable!
Lisa C

Marlene said...

Very Cute! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

Marlene
FCCB DT Memeber

artfuldelight said...

Such a cute book, what a great idea!! TFS!! I am a new follower. :-)

DIANA L. said...

This is super, for some reason I missed this. I think blogger had something to do with that

Tanya said...

What a cute little book and such a great idea for your daughter. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is so cute and such a great idea! I'm sure she is going to love journaling her summer adventures! I love the catch to her entries! So sorry to hear your already laid up! I spent not last summer, but the previous summer on bed rest with E3. E1 and E2 had the run of the house and they knew it too! It was a crazy summer! I'm praying for you! Take care!

Rhonda Emery said...

so pretty.

AmyJRockstar said...

This is such a fun summer project! You did a great job with it.

Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT, Thursday's Tutorial Hostess)

Amy said...

Sweet, sweet friend!! How did I miss that you are having another baby??? I really must pay more attention!! I am sad that this is keeping you in bed -- hugs and prayers for you!!

This little album/journal is SO SWEET!! What a work of love for your daughter -- I love that you've asked her to fill it with HAPPY... So special!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your DT talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
CTO DTM

Rae Finke said...

Wow, very neat! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

Rae Finke said...

Wow, very neat! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

GreenScrap said...

Super cute!! Love the colors!!
Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/