Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cupcake Birthday Book

This book has been sitting in my to-do pile for an unseemly amount of time. Always full of good intentions, I had planned to use it for ER's 1st birthday pictures. However, it's her 4th birthday that it was finally used for.
It came as an unfinished blank board book with white pages, which is really nice because you don't have to prep them like you would, if using one of your kid's old books. Plus, you can't beat the fun shape. I used the most adorable birthday paper I've been hording in my stash from Heidi Grace, super cool Doodlebug Design Inc. sugar coated glittery paper, and a neat 3D embellished title from Jolee's Boutique.
I'm not going to lie, cutting and adding the paper to the shaped pages was time consuming. But it was well worth the effort when it was all done. The two birthday themed papers were double sided so I used the coordinating blue striped backside papers too. A variety of rub-ons, birthday themed embellishments, and vellum sticker quotes were used throughout the book. All the photo mats and page edges are inked. I put all of my journaling on one page at the beginning, so that the rest of the pages wouldn't look cluttered.
Once the papers were decoupaged onto the pages with Mod Podge, the rest of the project went quickly. I had an especially good time adding all the details. I just love playing with pretty things. They make the book so delightful and touchable. Just remember that if you add any bulk to your project the book is not going to fold flat any more. Thanks for coming by☺

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19 Friends Said:

ana said...

hi katie,

i'm a new visitor here. i just wanted to say this little project is adorable. i love paper arts and crafts, and i like the way this one has so many levels to it. it must've been fun to make and to tell a story with the photos and details! really nice job.

~ana

Christine said...

This came out sweet Katie! I love the girly pinks and I agree that the details just make the pages so much fun.

Amy C said...

I love this little book! I think the cupcake shape is just adorable, and the papers you used couldn't be more perfect! Mini albums are one of my favorite things to work on! I'm also glad to know that I'm not the only one that has had stuff for a long time, waiting to be used! :)

OhMyVera said...

That is such a cute little book! I really like it! I keep thinking about making my friends little mini albums. Do you know where you got this one from?

Beth said...

That is just adorable! I love mini-books!

Sassy Sites! said...

great idea! SOOOO cute! ;)

Christy said...

This is just too precious! Everytime I see one of your cardboard books, I want to go toss all my other crafts aside, and get back out the scrapbooking!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Thank you ladies for your compliments! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit me and leave them.

Ana: Welcome! I'm so glad you came by and hope I'll see you around more☺

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Too cute! ♥

Mommyof2girlz said...

OMG..this is your masterpiece I think!!! Seriously can I pay you to make one for each girl? Wicked awesome you are!!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I love cupcakes. This came out so awesome.

Jami said...

That is one of the sweetest scrapbooks I've seen in a long time! Beautiful job! I'm your newest follower!
smiles!

Kaysi said...

Adorable! You always make the cutest things!

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

That is adorable!!!! Just found your blog! Can't wait to see more great ideas!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

What a clever idea! So cute!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

OMG! I love that paper! Such a cute album! Okay, how am I not a follower?! I am now! :)

the cape on the corner said...

that is wonderful! and beautiful!

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

SO CUTE! Just darling! I am glad you linked it up to my Thrilling Thursday Linky Party. Hope you come back next week :)

Becky said...

Stopping by from blog frog. I love love love all the paper. Its adorable. Thanks for sharing

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