Welcome to the Make a Book Blog Hop in celebration of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. I am very excited to be participating in my first Blog Hop and thought that Joy of Joy’s Life had a great idea. As a teacher for 33 years who just retired this last year I spent many a March 2nd dressed as Cat in the Hat and made many books with my students. So first of all thank you all for joining us in this Blog Hop and thank you Joy for allowing me the opportunity to participate in this Hop with many other talented ladies. If you wish to start at the beginning of the Blog Hop please go to joyslife.com
To thank you for coming by to look and hopefully becoming a follower I have some Blog Candy to celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America as well as scrapping supplies. Please leave a comment between now and March 10 (which is my birthday) and I will do a random drawing to choose one lucky winner. The Blog Candy is Dr. Seuss foam stickers, two packs of regular stickers, Fiskar Wishes All Around Stampset, and Sweet Nectar paper pad by K and Co. Good luck and don’t forget I love followers.
Being very excited I actually made two books. I will share the first one today and the 2nd one tomorrow. I decided to make a book in celebration of my two precious granddaughters (a third is due in July.) I also wanted to use my new cartridge Kate’s ABC which I think is so adorable. I learned to make this book at my local LSS awhile back. It is called a dollhouse book or a square –around mini album and is made from 4 sheets of full size scrapbook paper. The fun thing is you can set it out and tie it open to view all the little rooms. Once you learn how to make these they are quick to put together and can be made for holidays, birthdays, births or any other event. Here is a link I found online of the directions for making the book. http://www.making-mini-scrapbooks.com/square-around-mini-album.html There is a picture of each view, open, closed, each room, both sides of the tags, and a closeup. Remember you can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
The little girls are from Kate’s ABC and were cut at 4 inches. The phrases are from Kate’s ABC except for Precious and My Girl which is from Once Upon a Princess. The flowers are the front are from Mother’s Day Bouquet the scalloped circle. These were cut at 2”, 13/4 ”, and 1 ¼”. They were then scrunched up, inked with Tim Holtz distress ink, glued and then sprayed with Crushed Shell Glimmer Mist. The tags were made from Tags, Bags and More at 5 inches. On the back of each tag is a poem I found on the internet about little girls. The bottom triangles were left empty to put pictures on. I also used chalk, buttons, Making Memories metal sign, Inkadinkadoo stamp from Michaels, other embellishments and the DCVW Be Mine Stack. As you can see this stack is very
vintage and not just for Valentine’s Day.
vintage and not just for Valentine’s Day.
Again thank you for joining the Blog Hop and looking at my project. Please come back tomorrow and I will be sharing another book that is made from chipboard and can be used for any theme. The one I will be sharing will be an Easter book. Here is a preview of the front cover. .
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