Good morning bloggers and crafters. Hope that Christmas and the New Year was all good for you all. Wasn't too bad my end - rather quiet to say the least - didn't feel like Christmas at all.
Sadly I haven't made a card for well over a month. With my health not being good and it getting me down, I just lost my mojo altogether. I didn't even have the computer on to check blogs or gain any inspiration. So I gave myself a kick up the bum - told myself to get my act together.
I love Pinterest and do spend some time on the evenings browsing the site on my mobile phone. This was how I came up with my latest creation.
On the above site, I found an altered book, created for old black and white photos, which are slipped in between the pages. Amazing! I have created mine for Birthday Reminders.
I bought an old book from a Charity Shop.
An hard-back book is best and in my case the older, tatty, torn look was much nicer.
Decorate the inside covers. You don't have to do the front of the book as it will remain open and no one will see it. Fold every single page in half - yes every page! I sat and did mine whilst watching late time TV - was quite relaxing actually. You don't need to do any gluing.
I then used my Nestabilities and cut 12 small squares - using these to attach the first letter from each month of the year. I attached with glue to the pages.
I then printed on to 5th AVENUE - PAPER PAD all names and address's of friends and families and the date of their birthdays. Cut each and everyone out with MAGNOLIA DOOHICKEY TAGS, then mounted them on to card stock. Decorated with gems. I did place ribbon through the holes but once I placed inbetween pages it looked too much.
Then I decoated with WILDORCHIDCRAFT flowers, butterflies, gems and a small gold key.
All finished....sits nicely on my desk and hopefully I now won't forget anyones birthday.
I'm off to town again today and will be purchasing another hard-back book - this time a little bigger.
Well....I have a few things to do before I go to town. Have a good weekend folks.
Hugs & Loves