Saturday, May 08, 2010

Beatriz's Birthday Book

I spent a few days putting this book together for my good friend Beatriz.  I got the idea from Laura at Follow The Paper Trail.  She makes some incredible books.  I was watching her create an amazing book one night on Ustream, and when I saw the papers she was using I realized that I had some of the same ones.  So that gave me inspiration and I set to work at making my friend's book.
 Front Cover

Inside front cover.  I used my Cricut and the Home Decor cartridge for this page.
There are 2 small tags and one large one.  I used rub-ons here.  The pulls are pink plastic discs I found ages ago at the dollar store to which I added pink jewel brads.
Here you can see I have pulled the large tag out.  A photo will fit on the back of this tag.
This is the back of the first page.  This is a large tag where a photo can be added on the back side.
The 2nd page again has rub-ons.
Another tag at the back.
I love the paper I used in this book.  The pulls here are felt flowers that I found at the dollar store.
The back had this lovely design on the paper.
The 4th page has this green double sided paper and I used both black and white rub-ons.
This is the other side of that green paper, gorgeous.
The 5th page again has black rub-ons.  I also had some glass marbles that I used on a few pages.
I used a few plain white cardstock pieces so that it isn't too busy.
There is a transparency that says Giggle attached to this large tag.
The back of the last page.
The inside of the back cover, again I used my Cricut.
The back of the book.
You may have noticed that there is an empty hole in the middle of the binding, that is because I only had 2 binding rings that fit this book.  I didn't realize it was going to be this thick, so as soon as I get another one I will add it to the book, along with the ribbons that are waiting here!

The papers are from Luxe Designs and Rouge De Garance.  I got them in a kit way back in July 2007 from Scraptivity

Beatriz loved this book.  It is a very special book for a very special friend.


Jeannie said...

This is a beautiful book! I have also seen it on Following the Paper Trail, but thankfully you have many of the the photos, back and front, on your blog.I love the colors! I am going to attempt one myself, and with your examples, I am sure it will turn out well. Your friend must really enjoy it.
My best, Jeannie

The Autocrat: Haley said...

You have great ideas!! I might try my hand at some of them. I looooveee paper crafting; although, from looking at my blog you wouldn't think so. I totally need to have a "catch up" weekend! Or is there such a thing?!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous album!!! Love the colors, & the embellies you used!!

Warm n Wonderful said...

If you are looking for the tutorial for this check out Laura's Ustream here:
The book is called "Switchback Pages Mini Album"