Monday, April 26, 2010

My Nephew's B-day Gift

So what do you buy for the kid who has everything? I often wonder that for my own children. They seem to have everything they need and then some. They get new toys for birthdays and holidays that they really NEEDED, and never use. Of course I guess us adults are the same way...lol. Well I am currently in this very dilemma. My nephew is having a birthday party this
weekend, and I have decided to attempt to make him a little chipboard album. Yes I said ATTEMPT...lol. I thought it would be fun to put the main part of the album together, and him and his mom can add the photos. He is currently into Star Wars (which is a another boy thing I wouldn't know a thing about...lol), so I found some Star Wars PP at my LSS. He also plays some sports, so I went with sports papers too. I made the album a 6x6 album, but the cover is 6 1/4 x 6. Here are a few pictures of what I came up with.


I used my cricut to make the little boy and the letters.



As you can see it is held together with a binder ring...I will be adding a 2nd ring too.



Little baseball stuff made with the cricut.


The lady at my LSS suggested black glitter paper with these PPs...so I went for it.

I used some little pieces/scraps of "lined" PP for the bottom of this page for journaling.

For both the front and back cover, I added some "lined" PP for journaling.

Well that is it. I am hoping he likes it. Now that I am back home I am hoping to get more time in my stamp room. And I am very excited because my new QKR Stampede stamps arrived today!!! Hoping to play this week with those. Have a great rest of your Monday.

2 comments:

Kristie said...

Great idea for your nephew! My SIL asked me last night to help her with a book for my great niece, her grand daughter. They just went to Disney and she wants to make a kid friendly album for Sami of the trip. Sami is 3 so we are going to laminate it. I think we will have a lot of fun with it.

♥Rach♥ said...

Adorable book, totally worth the work you put into it!