Well, it took about three full days of my holiday break to complete this book, but I think it was worth it – my mom LOVED it! She can’t wait to start filling in all of the important dates like her children’s anniversaries and grandchildren’s birthdays.
I may have also been working on the upcoming retreat projects in between tasks so hopefully it didn’t really take three whole days! I do like how it turned out, and although I would settle on a specific color scheme for myself – my mom is colorful and that made for a fun project.
In the previous post I discussed the foundation for this book – the pages – and how I used Make-the-Cut‘s Print and Cut feature to create the special dates lists for each month. This post will focus on the embellishment and completion of the Special Dates book. This post is photo intensive – be prepared!
Opening of front cover – I was able to fit 3 blanks in the oval behind the written one, in case she ever wants to change the title.
Here is my first page with Gemstone metallic – Wow, does that make the tulips POP off the page!
The flowers and frogs for May were airbrushed with Copic Markers.
Many of the shapes I used came from Team KNK posts. Others came from my own files or the gallery in MTC.
I love Bird’s baubles, swirly deer, and Christmas trees!
I decided to use craft plastic to increase the book’s durability.
The craft plastic cover also gave me a nice, strong foundation to be able to attach the metal book plate. I used a gel pen to write the title with my KNK Maxx before cutting out the oval.
In the end, I also decided to add some pockets/envelopes so she can store notes or other small/flat items.
- Decal Vinyl (Maxx Air: f=7, v=300, p=1)
- Gemstone Metallic Vinyl (Maxx Air: f=8, v=300, p=1)
- .020″ Craft Plastic (Maxx Air: f=185, v=300, p=2)
- Patterned Card Stock (Maxx Air: f=68, v=300, p=1)
- Transfer Tape
- Tim Holtz Book Plate
- Tim Holtz Antique Silver rings
- Copic Markers
- White Gel Pen (Maxx Air: f=21, v=200, p=1)
- Cut all of the vinyl shapes to embellish the pages.
- Color with Copic markers if desired.
- Use transfer tape to apply the vinyl decals to the pages.
- Cut the front and back covers from patterned card stock and from craft plastic.
- Assemble the book and install the book plate.
- Embellish as desired.
I’d like to make one for myself now, but I am exhausted! lol!