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☺