My niece Bailey who I just adore started school this year, she has made a wonderful transition to school and loves going which is so nice to see. I dropped her off to school the other morning and as I was driving home I thought I would get her a little a gift to let her know how proud we all are of her. That day she came home with her first sticker from the teacher, she was showing everyone and telling that all about the sticker! A light bulb went off in my head to make her a book that she can keep all her stickers, achievements and even a few photos in.
I made the book “base” myself with just a sheet of Chipboard that I cut down to make the front and back cover, the pages are Cardstock that again I cut down. Once I had decorated the pages and covers I used my “Bind it All” to cut the holes and bind the book together. Her name on the cover was cut using the “Simple Letters Alphabet Sizzix die” from Stampin’ Up! pg 154, I love that they cut Chipboard so I will never run out of “a” and “e” again because when I used to buy sheets of precut Chipboard Letters I always use “a” and “e” first then struggle to make words without them letters. I covered the Chipboard with SU! Poppy Parade Cardstock before cutting out the letters them I sponged the letters with VersaMark and stamped them with the dots stamp from “Extreme Elements” pg 52.
I have designed the book so she has lots of white space to add stickers and ect through the year, all the pages are cut at different lengths and have a decorative page ends.
I have given her the book without the photo of her on the first day as no one had printed the photo’s from the first day of school.
I just love this quote that I have put on the inside cover.
Pages 2 & 3
Pages 4 & 5
Pages 6 & 7
Pages 8 & 9
Pages 10 & 11
Pages 12 & 13
Pages 14 & 15
Pages 16 & 17
Materials used from Stampin’ Up!:
Stamps: “Extreme Elements” pg 52 and “It’s the Thoughts” Summer Mini Level 1 Hostess Set
Ink: Crumb Cake, VersaMark, Poppy Parade, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso
Cardstock: Poppy Parade and Whisper White
Accessories: Blender Pen and Shimmer Paint
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