Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mini Books for the Grandmas

For Mother's Day, ER and I worked very hard to make her very first mini books, one for each Grandmother. We used cute pink books with scalloped edges and ribbon binding as our bases. They were from the dollar section of Target.
I let ER go to town decorating the pages with stickers, stampers, stickers, and illustrations I'd punched out of old greeting cards. She also colored beautiful pictures on some pages; that was her favorite.
I went through the stacks of pictures I have and picked out duplicates, then punched and cut each one down to size. ER glued them on the pages and then added more stickers.
We added some special writing and on the first page I wrote down ER's dictation as to why she loves her Grammy.
She was very excited about the project; so proud of herself for getting to scrapbook just like mommy. She's been asking and asking to, and I thought this was a great opportunity to get her started. I think they'll be treasured keepsakes for quite some time. Not too bad for a three year old☺ I am so glad we made them, I thought ER was still too young, but then I saw this Tonya's post about Spring Scrapbooks on her blog: This and That.

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Also part of my friend Maradith's monthly carnival of handmade gifts. While the actual book wasn't made by me, although I admit I could've as I do know how to make handbound books, a lot of time and effort was put into it by little ER. She was so proud to give the book she made to her Grandmas!

21 Friends Said:

LollyChops said...

Awwwwwww! You have an adorable little crafty baby! I love it!!

Ticia said...

that top picture of ER and Grandma is adorable!
What a fun idea.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love it! I think it's the best when they color and decorate themselves. :)

Mama King said...

So special! I love the last page shown. So colorful. Plus, I love Hello Kitty.

Heather said...

Awwww, these ae super cute! :)

Pinkie said...

I absolutely love this idea. I want to do one for my daughter and her grandmother, Giggles, when my daughter gets a little older. Thanks for sharing.

Norma said...

Thank you Katie and ER! This is a treasure.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Love it! Someone inherited the talent gene!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful & special keepsake for grandma! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

ProudMami said...

I loved the grandma book and your artist in training! I also have a little artist, Savannah Lynn. We just started on a family tree project and she is loving getting her hands dirty with green paint!

Nicole said...

I love those! I bet the Grandma's did too! :)

Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life said...

These books are ADORABLE!! Great idea!! Looks like she had a great time with it also!!

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Nichol said...

She did a wonderful job!

Vickie said...

Awe! That is soooo cute! You better watch it, she is gonna start using your supplies;)

tonyastaab.com said...

It turned out great, what a wonderful gift for grandmas. I think now you've inspired me right back ....

Thank you for linking back to mine.

Michelle said...

What an adorable gift idea. How special that she was able to make them too!

peata said...

that is just tooo special.
love it.
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Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

That is too cute for words. Lawson's grandparents would eat that up!! I know ER was so proud to give that to each of her grandmothers!!

Thank you so much for joining my Gifts from the Heart!! This was PRECIOUS!! Hope you are doing well!!

Heather said...

Really cute idea, love how you let your daughter decorate the pages with her artwork and stickers.

Scrappy Gifts said...

What a great gift especially since she made it! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

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