Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Brand New American!!!!

It's Wednesday,,,,,,and on Friday, the mother of my husband's co-worker will become an American Citizen. Yesterday, I showed you a card I made to go along with her gift,,,,,,a hand made patriotic themed mini book,,,,,

And today, I'd lie to share the mini I made for Gisella,,,,,I'll list all products at the end, because otherwise, this post will take forever to read LOL.

Here is the cover,,,,,,,I cut lightweight chipboard with spellbinders, and cut the papers the same, slicing off the left hand side for ease of binding,,,,,,in this way, it was a simple thing to just cut all the pages quickly,,,,,it saved a TON of time!

and a close up of the bling,,,,,,
pages one and two,,,,,,
the right hand side opens up for 3 photo spots,,,,,and the left side is for a larger photo.
pages 3 and 4,,,,,,,a pocket page on the left,,,,,,,,,and the right has a small tag in it and it opens up to reveal 16 photo spots,,,,,

like this,,,,,,,

pages five and six,,,,,,,,,left hand side is for a larger photo,,and right hand side pocket holds a pull out for eight photo spots,,,,,,sorry, forgot to photograph the pull out, but they are tag sized.
pages seven and eight,,,,,
photo on the left and pocket on the right,,,,,,,,the right side says US CITIZEN.

and here's the tags,,,,,where Gisella can write all about her journey to become a new US Citizen,,,,,

Products Used:

Paper:MME Christmas Paper, Recollections card stock
dies:Spellbinders Grand Labels 23, Floral Ovals, labels 18
stamps: Tim Holtz, Justrite
images: Bumble Button and
ribbon: Hobby Lobby
inks: Versafine Onyx Black and sepia, color box cranberry
bound with the Cinch binding tool 1 inch black O-wires.
bling: Prima, colored with copic markers.

I hope you enjoyed the mini book, and thanks for looking!! Your comments are treasured!


  1. Holly, what a gorgeous gift book. She will love this!
    Your papers and the many secret areas are gorgeous. what a very creative project, tfs.

  2. awesome book love your color scheme...thank you so much for the lovely comments...

  3. Wow Holly, another amazing project! Again, SO jealous of your talent and the recipient. Beautiful work!