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Monday, March 26, 2012

Coloring Book Mini Album for the Birthday Girl

Today at the Mansion, I am sharing a birthday gift I made for sweet Ariana who will be turning 4 on April 3rd.  She is always peeking around the corner when I am browsing through all of my digi images.  Her soft, sweet, little voice always asks "can you make me a picture to color mommy?"
This gave me an idea . . . why not make her very own coloring book with some of the
girly images she loves so much.

I started with Medium Chipboard and printed out 8 images
from various artists:

I printed 4 images to one page, leaving the images to measure 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 after being cut.  This gave me the opportunity to cut my chipboard a bit larger so that the coloring pages fit inside comfortably.
I used a hole punch to cut 5 holes across the top of the front and back covers to be able to feed ribbon through later.  

I then covered the  chipboard with some dp I received from my Blend 
Cindy at cre8ivecindy.  I really liked the cream color for the front and the flower print for the back. 

After picking out some coordinating embellishments and a fun stamp by Unity Stamp Co., it was all coming together beautifully.
The pink sticker has a cute little sentiment that I felt was fitting for my sweetheart.  
It says, "i just love you plain and simple".  This left room for me to add
some alphas to place her name in the center.
This tag and the red flower next to it are from a set called
Lickety Splits by Imaginisce.
I added a punched butterfly from my BFF Teresa. 
By the way, Teresa is the New Blog on the Block 
and can be found at skybluepink creations.  Pop over and say hello.  

I got the pink lace out of my stash and pleated it along the bottom and then added a satin olive green bow to offset all the pastel colors.  
 I tied some other ribbons from my stash to the top for added flair, and put the coloring pages inside.

It is all complete.
I am super excited to give this to her on her birthday!

Thanks for stopping by the Mansion!
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Karen L said...

Jessica, this is just fabulous! What a fun gift, and Ariana is just going to love it! All the pretty extras, like the ribbon and stamping, make this extra special. Great idea to put the digi images on chipboard to make a keepsake as well as coloring book. I'll have to remember to make this for my grand-daughter and young nieces!

Lisa West said...

This looks fun to make. My girls always want print-outs too. This will be very special to her!