Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ornament Mini Books **Birds of a Feather & Imagantion Crafts**

I always struggle to find a fun gift for both sets of grandparents each year.  I love to make them mini books of some kind including pictures of each of the kids from that year, a kind of year end review of sorts.  This year it is a chipboard book with a ring clip I found from $.25 at the end of last year. 

I used the wonderful December Birds of a Feather Kit to create this mini book.  Using black and white pictures just made this whole book work with the wonderful cool colors in the kit.

December 2014 Kit-december snow bobunny bo bunny glitter prima maya road ribbon raffia pink paislee

Under each picture I used a foil sticker from the kit, it was just the perfect little added touch for to go with the papers, mist, and picture.

Around the edges of all the pages front and back I applied the wonderful Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts in Royal Purple which has this beautiful blend of purple and gold.  I used my finger to just roughly smear it along the book to give each page a finished look.
I also added a bit of the Sparkle Medium to the white title "Reed" to help it pop and blend the colors of the project together.
I love these wonderful little books, but I always have problems covering them to fit the funky shape they come in. I know I can trace the shape onto paper and cut it out, but then do I cut out 20 of these pages to fit front and back for both books, heck no, not my style!  The December Birds of a Feather Kit had this wonderful spray mist from Prima in this lovely Ice Blue color, and how easy is to spray each side of the chipboard and be done, now just to add in some background shapes to the pictures in squares, circles, or rectangles (super easy to cut)!  Plus the pump grip spray made it even easier to apply to lots of items!

Here you can see the difference from the plain chipboard to the covered one.  You can also see the white paper now turned blue from the spray, of which the chipboard does not look as blue, but the shine and glitter show up wonderfully, just like a glittery ornament ball!!

color bloom

I love to give away these handmade books to the grandparents, and they love getting them.  I already gave these gifts away and both sets of grandparents pawed through them, showing me the basket or shelf they have kept all the books from the past 8 years.

Supplies Used
Chipboard Book - Recollections
Paper - BoBunny - Dec Birds of a Feather Kit


  1. Beautiful keepsake. Happy New Year
    Linda xxx

  2. a wonderful make Erin - really fabulous! Happy New Year! Hugs rachel x

  3. This is gorgeous Erin. Happy New Year. Carol x


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