I had an absolute blast designign this! It's basically a small, pre-embellished scrapbook for a new mother. I designed all the pages to fit a 4 by 6 photo perfectly, and included a place on each page to record a date or small note. I am just showing my favorite page, instead of all of them. Every single one of the stickers is from HSN's exclusive line, 3 Birds. The front page patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View, and I used Plantin' Schoolbook, and Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridges for the design. The ribbon is all pretty random stuff.
I had some real difficulty with figuring out the binding. I ended up using ribbon. I glued the ribbon to the back of each page, then I sewed all the ribbon together. I scored the cover, and then glued it down to all the ribbon. I used Zip Dry adhesive to do all this with. I think it worked out pretty well, although it left me really wanting a cool binding machine instead!
To watch a great tutorial on making word books using the Gypsy, check out this fabulous blog! http://craftingthenightaway.blogspot.com/
This project taught me so much, and ti was a great feeling completing it! I also loved the fun I had with the googly eyes. I remembered that I had some leftover and though I'd try it, and I just LOVE the result!
Please excuse the photo. I had not yet attached the cover, so it's mis-aligned, and when I took my second series of pics after attaching it, they came out really dark and crummy, so instead of giving it a 3rd go I decided that photo was good enough! *LOL*