Saturday, July 07, 2007

Gifts For Friends...

Hi! After being inspired by Jo's colourful layouts from yesterday I wanted to share this sweet little address book that started life as a £2 wirebound notebook from Borders. To decorate the cover and back I took the book apart by carefully bending the wire binding back and sliding the covers off. I covered the front, back and insides with colourful striped papers and added a strip of co-ordinating paper, I scalloped the edges using my EK Success corner punch and inked all the edges with charcoal chalk ink.
To decorate the front of the address book I used a Heidi Swapp chipboard letter, stamped the letters to make the word friends with teeny tiny alphabet stamps and tied co-ordinating ribbon around the wire binding.
The tabs down the edge of the book were made by cutting white card into roughly 1 inch squares, inking the edges, gluing on a flower punched from patterned paper and using small round alphabet stickers as the flower centres and to indicate each letter of the alphabet. I used my normal office stapler to join the tabs onto the pages of the book.

Don't tell her, but this is one of the end of school year thank you presents for my nursery nurse - hopefully she won't visit the blog for a couple of weeks!!

If you've been inspired I would love to see what you make and create so leave a link to your work in the comments box (leave a link anyway because we are all a little bit nosey and love to visit other people's blogs !!)

Love from Andrea x


Brigitta said...

ooooh this is the cutest ever!!! more inspiration!!!! I can't thank you enough, I may finally get back into scrapbooking

Tammy James said...

I don't have anything inspired to shae but do always pop in here and see what is on offer : )
As you say we alll love visitors soi thought i should say hello again.
The book is just gorgeous very bright and pretty.

Kel x said...

Beautiful! I want to make one! But I have a weird address book addiction so better stay clear. I made my teaching assistant's present from inspiration from you guys though. I'll post it on my blog.

Susan said...

That's fab, I am sure she will love it :)

Alexandra McNicol said...

what a lovely address book - will definitely give this one a go.