Thursday, October 1, 2009

My First Project Using My Gypsy, A Baby Word Book


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*

1 comment:

criag said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Thanks,
George - Officetronics Binding Machine